Infectious Diseases

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Infectious Diseases


Content Source:

Khan Academy
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


This resource is a unit plan about infectious diseases. Khan Academy describes the unit as, "There's an intricate dance between humans, viruses, bacteria, molds, and even tiny worms! They want to survive and replicate just like humans do... and this is why they cause infections. From the flu to HIV, we’ll explore the underlying mechanisms that these creepy crawlies use to reproduce and spread."

The unit explains the different types of infectious diseases, how they are transmitted, and how vaccines could prevent the disease. This resource could be used to educate students on personal values and beliefs on individual health practices and behaviors

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.7) Analyze the potential susceptibility to and severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: possible consequences of driving under the influence, distracted driving, not taking required medications

a. Explain the progression of HIV and AIDS.

b. Explain the progression of Type II diabetes.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.4) Critique the influence of personal values and beliefs on individual health practices and behaviors.

Tags: Health Education, HIV, Illness, Infectious Diseases, STDs, Unhealthy Behaviors, Vaccines
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit

This is a lesson plan/unit resource from Khan Academy. The unit plan has different lesson plans on infectious diseases. When you click on the diseases, lesson plans, videos, and other resources are provided. You can modify the unit plan to meet the needs of your class.

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Author: Amber Ensley
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit