An introduction to the diseases that changed the course of history and made scientific research both urgent and difficult, together with a glossary, comprehension questions, and links to excellent videos and resources on several major diseases.
This is a shorter version of "Medical Mysteries." It includes most of the teacher notes and links, two reading selections, on diseases in history and on the search for the cause of yellow fever (both written fairly simply but accurately, and designed to appeal to middle school or high school students), each with comprehension questions and answer keys.
It also includes the optional "Looking Back" summary activity.
If you would prefer lesson plans for a complete thematic unit on the long battle to understand and control disease, including a cooperative web quest and optional student writing or presentation ideas as well as a reading and comp questions on scurvy (besides the two reading selecions and video links in this packet), see ”Medical Mysteries.”