Infectious Evidence


Resource ID#: 148680 Primary Type: Tutorial




General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Smart Phone/Tablet
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: text evidence, textual evidence, literacy, explicit evidence, implicit evidence, cholera, infectious disease, bacteria, London, England, John Snow, Ro
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Professional Development
Resource Collection: Original Teacher Tutorials

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Text Resource

Cholera: Tracking the First Truly Global Disease:

This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. The article describes London in the mid-19th century as a filthy, foul place for an ever-increasing population as families relocated to the city hoping for work. Open reservoirs and use of the nearby Thames for raw sewage disposal was commonplace. Outbreaks of disease thrived in these environments but no causal association was made until Dr. John Snow hypothesized that cholera was transmitted by contaminated food or water. He mapped cholera deaths to sources of contaminated water, ultimately leading to improved sanitation and public health.

Type: Text Resource