TITLE: Achoo! I Think I Have the Flu! GRADE LEVEL(S); 9 – 12 (can easily be adapted for 7 -8) TIME ALLOTMENT: 2 - 45 minute classes or 1 – 80 minute block OVERVIEW: Using video clips and an interactive activity this lesson will teach content about viruses and connect the content to history and the present. SUBJECT MATTER: Biology, World History, US History, Health LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Students will understand the structure of viruses, the mechanics of replication and the human body’s immune system.
Students will understand the local and world-wide social implications of virally transmitted diseases such as the flu.
Minnesota 9 – 12
184.108.40.206.4 – Cells and cell structures have specific functions that allow an organism to grow, survive, and reproduce. (Explain the function and importance of cell organelles for prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic cells as related to the basic cell processes of respiration, photosynthesis, protein synthesis and cell reproduction.) 220.127.116.11.2 – The interrelationship and interdependence of organisms generate dynamic biological communities in ecosystems. (Explain how ecosystems can change as a result of the introduction of one or more new species.) 18.104.22.168.1. – Genetic information found in the cell provides information for assembling proteins, which dictate the expression of traits in an individual. (Explain the relationships among DNA, genes and chromosomes.)
22.214.171.124.1 – Variation within a species is the natural result of new inheritable characteristics occurring from new combinations of existing genes or from mutations of genes in reproductive cells. (Explain how mutations like deletions, insertions, rearrangements or substitutions of DNA segments in gametes may have no effect, may harm, or rarely may be beneficial, and can result in genetic variation within a system. 126.96.36.199.2 – Personal and community health can be affected by the environment, body functions and human behavior. (Explain how the body produces antibodies to fight disease and how vaccines assist this process). North Dakota 9 - 12 9-10.1.4 – Explain the relationship between form and function. 9-10.4.1 – Relate cell function to cell structure. 9-10.4.3 – Explain the relationship between protein structure and functions. 9-10.4.5 – Explain the relationship between spontaneous changes in DNA and a source of genetic variation. 11-12.1.4 – Explain the relationship between form and function. 11-12.4.3 – Explain how change through time has ensured adaptation to changing environments. 11-12.7.4 – Explain how science and technology can influence personal, industrial, and cultural decision-making.
MEDIA COMPONENTS – VIDEO AND/OR WEB: PBS WGBH American Experience – Influenza 1918 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/influenza/player/
Total Time: 52:30 PBS Secrets of the Dead – Killer Flu
Health – epidemiology and world-wide health impacts
See above STUDENT MATERIALS:
Viral Disease Transmission Handout – attached Supplemental Resources Books Barry, John M. The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. Viking: New York. 2004. Beveridge, W.I.B. Influenza: The Last Great Plague. Prodist: New York. 1977. Friedlander, Mark P. Outbreak: Disease Detectives at Work. Learner Publications Company: Minneapolis. 2000. Hart, Tony. Microterrors. The complete Guide to bacterial, viral and fungal infections that threaten our health. Firefly Books: Buffalo. 2004. Kolata, Gina. The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It. Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York. 1999. Peters, Stephanie True. Epidemic! The 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Marshall Cavendish: New York. 2005
Video & Other Online Resources Audio Nova Evolution in Your Life 10-26-2009 Video Nova Pandemic Flu 6:00 1-10-2006
Video Nova 1918 Flu 12:52 11-21-2006
Video Secrets of the Dead Killer Flu 54:53 5-4-2009
Video American Exp. - Influenza 1918 52:30 Interactive Nova Reviving the 1918 Virus 11-21-2006
Interactive Secrets of the Dead Caught the Flu 5-4-2009