a 3(-4, with options) day investigation of the way scientists discovered germ theory and learned to control some of the worst epidemic diseases. The lesson plan for day 1 introduces epidemic diseases and research with 2 short videos and a reading selection.
Day 2-3 gives instructions for a webquest: small groups of students each investigate and make a presentation on a specific scientist (starting with two provided links each for 11 suggested scientists.) The lesson finishes with an optional video link on the current fight to eradicate polio, and then some suggested discussion questions to help students think critically about what they have learned. 12 pages including cover, 1 answer key, and credits page
CCSS.ELA-Literacy R1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1B and 4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9.a