This thematic unit integrates mathematics, reading, writing, and speaking into a social science and science topic. It is important for our students to know what constitutes as a healthy lifestyle and how to prevent sickness. This unit also presents a historical perspective on infamous plagues and epidemics. This is an 8 day unit and is aligned with Common Core standards and Illinois state standards. The unit is complete with assessment rubrics/checklists, integration of technology, family outreach, and reflection.