Disease Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

There are many different ways to classify diseases. Your students will become familiar with some classifications of diseases as they watch a video, create disease posters, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe different types of diseases
  • identify different types of diseases
  • describe basic information about some common diseases

Length

1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.9

Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

Materials

  • Copies of the lesson quiz
  • Computer with projector
  • Student computers
  • Poster boards
  • Markers
  • Index cards with the name of a common disease on each one

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