How significant was Edward Jenner's work on smallpox vacination?

These outstanding resources have been designed to help students studying how significant was Edward Jenner’s contribution to medical knowledge for the GCSE History course Medicine Through Time. This resource is suitable for the full ability range and contains 8/9 activities that are designed to be interactive and help students build up to answering a GCSE question on Edward Jenner.

When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a worksheet, PowerPoint and a chronology card sort. The PowerPoint includes the aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, consolidation exercises, information slides and links to video clips. The PowerPoint also includes information on inoculation and why some people initially opposed Jenner’s ideas on vaccination. The word document includes the chronology card sort , which will help students to describe and make notes on how Jenner developed his smallpox vaccine.

Everything has been carefully differentiated and can be easily adapted for the full range of ability. This is one of my favourite lessons and there is enough to last a class 2 lessons can be used to make you sparkle and shine for Ofsted or an observation lesson.

The aims and objectives of this lesson are:

Theme: The fight against infectious diseases in the 19th Century
Know: How did people try to fight Smallpox before Edward Jenner?
Understand: How did Edward Jenner discover how to vaccinate?
Evaluate: What impact did vaccination have in the short and long term?
Skills: Source Analysis, Cause, Consequence

WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: How did people try to fight Smallpox before Jenner?
Explain: How did Edward Jenner discover how to vaccinate?
Analyse: What impact did vaccination have in the short and long term?

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Created: Feb 18, 2018

Updated: Feb 19, 2018

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