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Diseases Unit: 3 Weeks of Informative and Interactive Teen Health Activities

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★★★★★ Get this informative communicable and non-communicable diseases unit!

This Health unit will make teaching about diseases engaging and impacting! Students LOVE the lessons and CARD GAMES, the art projects, and the interactive activities!

*NEWLY ADDED* Coronavirus (COV-19) Lesson UPDATED 3/22/2021. ★NOW ALSO ON GOOGLE SLIDES!(See Day 1 below.) This lesson gives students a chance to interact with a timeline of events to help understand the spread and impact of the devastating (COVID-19) coronavirus that is impacting our world today.


-This product has everything you need to inform your students about transmission, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of many diseases. Includes my two interactive "Communicable" and "Non-Communicable Diseases Card Games!"

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If you upload this unit's PowerPoint and convert to Google Slides; then voice-over audio teacher instructions, you can send audio lessons home with the "Diseases Unit Google Docs Add-On Slides" for a FULLY INDEPENDENT STUDY UNIT!


-ALL FUTURE UPDATES FOR LIFE ARE INCLUDED!! All new lessons, activities, and any changes that I create for this resource are FREE!! Simply go to your "My Purchases" folder and download anytime!


-This resource is taken directly from my Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum, and my Middle/Junior High School Health Curriculumwhich are both #1 Best-Selling Health Curriculums on TPT!


-Here is what is included:

★ 140 pages of step-by-step teacher directions

★ A 105-Slide PowerPoint that walks you through the lessons

★ 44 Documents

★ Printable copies of State, National, and Common Core Standards. (All 8 National Standards, 10 State Standards, and 11 of 20 Common Core Standards are met in this resource!)

★ Learning Targets


-Printable posters for each lesson

-“Success Criteria Sheet” for students to copy target at beginning of class, and answer questions at the end of class


This is a complete 3-week Disease Unit. Lessons Include:

Day 1 and 2:

-Understanding Communicable Diseases, Pathogens, How they’re Spread, and How the Immune System Fights Them

-Bacteria, Virus, Fungus, and Parasites

-Various Videos

-FUN!!! “Interactive Communicable Diseases Activity“

-"Disease and Prevention Chart”

-FUN!! “Communicable Diseases Card Game”

-“Communicable Diseases Worksheet”

UPDATED 3/22/2021: This Coronavirus lesson gives students a chance to interact with a timeline of events to help understand the spread and impact of the devastating (COVID-19) coronavirus that is impacting our world today.

This resource stays relevant as it's super easy to add events to the timeline and use!

Step-by-step Teacher Directions and a PowerPoint will walk you through the lesson. Using information from the Center for Disease Control and other organizations, and a Events Timeline included, you can show your students how quickly this virus has spread across the world, how people become infected, what the symptoms are; and most importantly, the ways they can protect themselves from getting this virus.

An "Interactive Worksheet" will help students to process events that have unfolded since the outbreak began, and also enable them to empathize with the many people this virus has affected. Easily editable so you can keep on top of changing events.

"Coronavirus Event Timeline" from January 2019 to March 2021, and "Emojis Cut Out Sheet" are included! ★NOW ALSO ON GOOGLE SLIDES!

All that’s needed is glue, scissors, and a printer with paper!

Day 3 and 4:

-Understanding Non-Communicable Diseases

-World Non-Communicable Diseases Stats

-Various Video

-Top 4 Non-Communicable Diseases in the U.S.

-FUN!!! “Non-Communicable Diseases Interactive Folding Heart”

-"Ways to Prevent NCD Handout”

-Online “Personal Risk Assessment Tool”

-FUN!! “Non-Communicable Diseases King’s Corner” Card Game

-“Non-Communicable Diseases Worksheet”

Day 5:

-“Selfie Get Well Cards” (Disease Prevention)

Day 6 + 7:

-Connection between Nutrition, Fitness and Disease


-Type 2 Diabetes

-“Family Medical History Parent-Teen Communicator”

-Benefits of Exercise

-Optional Heart Rate Lesson

-Optional FITT Plans

-Optional Body Fat Testing

Day 8 +9

-Understanding Cancer

-Types of Cancer

-7 Warning Signs

-Various Videos

-Skin Cancer

-Tanning Bed Dangers

-Genetic Testing

-Screening Tests

Day 10 + 11

-“Diseases Research Project”

Day 12 + 13

“Community Health Public Service Announcement Posters”

Day 14 + 15

-Finish all unit art projects

-Optional Videos

-Review for Unit Assessment

-"Diseases Unit Assessment and Key

-Choice of 7 other Different Quizzes

-Fun Kahoot Links

-"Health Career Research Project"



-Table of Content Links ALL daily lessons for quick navigation!

-State, National, and Common Core Standards met in each lesson now part of "Table of Contents" for easy reference! (All 8 National Standards, 10 State Standards, and 11 of 20 Common Core Standards are met in this resource!)

-New video links all set in one spreadsheet and with suggested lesson days

-Real student project examples!




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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).
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 9–10 texts and topics.
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.


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