Infectious Disease: What is the Ebola Virus? – Distance Learning

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The world was thrown into a panic just a few years ago with the surge in global Ebola cases that cropped up quickly and suddenly. People knew to be afraid of the disease, but even today, few know much about it. In this lesson, National Geographic uses video to explain to students the basics of the v…

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Description

The world was thrown into a panic just a few years ago with the surge in global Ebola cases that cropped up quickly and suddenly. People knew to be afraid of the disease, but even today, few know much about it. In this lesson, National Geographic uses video to explain to students the basics of the viruses that cause this disease and how they manifest themselves in the human body.

Format:

– Digitally fillable PDF for easy sharing or printing

– Answer key included

Suggested Teaching Methods:

1. Pair students to watch and answer questions together.

2. Watch the video as a class, then assign questions as a follow-up activity.

3. Assign each student a question(s) to answer and share.

4. Use as a lesson plan for a substitute teacher.

5. Utilize as an extra credit or homework activity for a related topic lesson.

Student Outcomes:

1. Students will understand the basic epidemiology of the Ebola virus.

2. Students will research and disseminate information on reducing the spread of Ebola.

This lesson includes the cover page, YouTube video link (3:01) in length, student response questions, answer key, and an extension activity.

Teaching Time

About 30 minutes with discussion

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✅Tip:

Students using Chromebooks should download the free Chrome app DocHub.

It saves their work in the PDF as they work and has great sharing options including Google Classroom

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