Ch 7: Protozoan Diseases Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Protozoan Diseases chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the causes and treatments of some common parasitic diseases in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Protozoan Diseases chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Toxoplasmosis and Giardia Transmission, causes and symptoms for Toxoplasma gondii and Giardia lamblia
Tuesday Malaria Causes, prevention and control of malaria; drug treatment options
Wednesday Amoebic dysentery The Entamoeba histolytica protozoan; causes and treatments
Thursday Sleeping Sickness The Trypanosoma brucei protozoan; tsetse fly transmission
Friday Cryptosporidiosis and Trichomoniasis Diseases caused by the Cryptosporidium and Trichomonas vaginalis protozoans

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Protozoan Diseases Lesson Plans
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Toxoplasmosis: Definition, Causes & Symptoms

1. Toxoplasmosis: Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Would you believe that 30-60% of people on the planet have been infected by a parasite and most never even know it? In this lesson, we will examine the disease toxoplasmosis and its causative agent, Toxoplasma gondii.

What is Giardia? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

2. What is Giardia? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

The anaerobic parasite Giardia lamblia is one of the most common intestinal protozoans in the United States. In this lesson, we examine the major characteristics of Giardia and discuss treatment and prevention options.

What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

3. What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

Malaria is a devastating disease that impacts millions of people worldwide every year. In this lesson, we will explore the organism that causes malaria and the disease itself.

Malaria: Prevention and Treatment

4. Malaria: Prevention and Treatment

In this lesson examining malaria, we will look at the impact of the disease in the U.S. and the major methods of preventing the disease. We will also discuss how to correctly treat patients stricken by malaria.

Entamoeba Histolytica & Amoebic Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

5. Entamoeba Histolytica & Amoebic Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Every science class starting in middle school, examines the Amoeba. In this lesson, we will dig into the world of one potentially deadly amoeba, Entamoeba histolytica, and the diseases it can cause. You probably didn't learn about this in Intro Bio!

What is Sleeping Sickness? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

6. What is Sleeping Sickness? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

African sleeping sickness is a devastating disease in equatorial Africa, which is spread through the bite of the tsetse fly. In this lesson, we will look at the causative agent, Trypanosoma, and the major characteristics of the disease.

Cryptosporidiosis: Causes & Symptoms

7. Cryptosporidiosis: Causes & Symptoms

Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite that can cause serious gastrointestinal distress. In this lesson, we will investigate the general characteristics of Crypto and what symptoms to expect if you are ever infected.

Trichomoniasis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

8. Trichomoniasis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Protozoa don't often cause sexually transmitted diseases. One exception is Trichomonas vaginalis. In this lesson we will investigate the major characteristics of this unique parasite.

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