This project aims to educate students on the facts about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). It also discusses the issues surrounding the disease and its implications on the health services and protocol in West Africa and the United States. This project can be finished in 2-3 weeks depending on the depth of discussion in class.
Each lesson has an assessment or a project that needs to be accomplished. The culminating assessment is an analysis of the Ebola Outbreak using real data from West Africa. The epidemiologic triangle will also give the students a chance to find a solution to the Ebola outbreak.
At the end of this project, the students will be able to:
1. explain what an Ebola Virus Disease is, its symptoms and mode of transmission.
2. discuss the current treatment and control of the Ebola Virus Disease.
3. discuss the reaction of the government, health workers, media and the general public on the Ebola Outbreak.
4. explain the economics of the Ebola Outbreak.
5. analyze the Ebola Outbreak using data and come up with some conclusions about it.
The Biotechnology/Biology lessons aim to provide the students with scientific information and data about the Ebola Virus Disease available when these lessons were created. The History lessons give the students the socio-economic viewpoint that they need to analyze the outbreak in a local and global perspective.
List of Relevant Careers in this project: Biotechnology, Nursing, Medicine, Epidemiology, Economics, Drug Development, Journalism, Law,
In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in Biology and Social Studies that supplement the primary core area of study.
This unit is brought to you by Lilibeth Pinpin (CTE) and Bruce Wilson (Social Studies) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Sheri Coburn.