Teachers' Domain, Teaching Environmental Public Health: The Role of Epidemiology, published June 15, 2012, retrieved on ,
This lesson designed for professional development looks at standards-based approaches to incorporating environmental public health topics into your high school classroom. View videos and answer questions to examine the work of epidemiologists, the public health experts responsible for isolating genetic and environmental factors that may lead to disease. Explore how epidemiologists investigate, analyze, and communicate research findings that can help minimize the spread and impact of a range of diseases. Finish the lesson by creating an activity of your own choosing that incorporates one or more media resources and ties into your science or English language arts curricula.
Note: You should complete the introductory self-paced lesson—Teaching Environmental Public Health: An Introduction—before beginning this lesson.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.