Lesson Plan

Diseases of Africa - Social Studies 6

The key feature of this lesson is a research project and multimedia presentation. Students are placed in groups of two to research particular diseases common in Africa. Students first consult reference material for information on what diseases are common and then, as part of an international medical team they prepare a presentation on one particular disease. Presentations are to include information on the spread of the disease, immediate treatments, and long range solutions, problems associated with short range treatments, costs, ethical considerations, religious beliefs, and current medical practices.

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  • AIDS in Africa Lesson 1
  • AIDS in Africa Lesson 2
  • Students are to first story-board their presentations and then develop a multimedia presentation for the class. Note: While the lesson plan refers to Hyperstudio, the presentations could take any form.