Cholera-Like Disease 'Piggybacking' on El Nino to Reach New Shores

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Resource ID#: 162705 Primary Type: Text Resource


General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: El Nino, cholera, Vibrio, waterborne pathogen, disease, Peru, text complexity
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource
Resource Collection: STEM Reading Resources

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Lesson Plan

El Niño Can Spread Disease:

In this lesson plan, students analyze an informational text intended to support reading in the content area. The article discusses new research conducted by scientists showing the correlation between El Niño events and the spread of waterborne infectious diseases. The article discusses how the scientists believe Vibrio bacteria are being transported across the ocean during El Niño events, and it discusses the impact this can have on public health. The lesson plan includes a note-taking guide, text-dependent questions, a writing prompt, answer keys, and a writing rubric. Numerous options to extend the lesson are also included.

 

Type: Lesson Plan