1. The scenario of "East Coliville High School" is introduced with a short video. Students are told to watch carefully for clues as to what is causing the outbreak.
2. Students use worksheets to determine the incubation period of the mystery illness, to calculate the relative risk factor of different foods, and to compare various reported symptoms from the "school nurse".
3. Throughout the investigation, human digestive anatomy is discussed, along with a host of pathogens that are associated with food poisoning.
4. Hopefully, students successfully identify the agent involved in this scenario.
•Identify the differences between an outbreak, epidemic, or pandemic illness.
•Analyze how environmental factors can affect food quality and personal health.
•Describe the importance of accurate research and communication within public health surveillance.
•Identify valid sources of information relating to a health crisis.
•Utilize epidemiological methods and tools to identify potential pathogens.
Standard 1-Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
1.8.1-Analyze the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
1.8.3-Analyze how the environment affects personal health.
1.8.8-Examine the likelihood of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
1.12.3-Analyze how environment and personal health are interrelated.
1.12.5-Propose ways to reduce or prevent injuries and health problems.
1.12.8-Analyze personal susceptibility to injury, illness, or death if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Standard 2-Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
2.8.10-Explain how school and public health policies can influence health promotion and disease prevention.
2.12.10-Analyze how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention.
Standard 3-Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
3.8.4Describe situations that may require professional health services.
3.12.4-Determine when professional health services may be required.
Standard 5-Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
5.8.3-Distinguish when individual or collaborative decision making is appropriate.
Please reference the National Health Educational Standards above.