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DETECTIVES IN THE CLASSROOM
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Investigation 1-2
In the News

Synopsis

Students read news articles about different diseases or other health-related outcomes, identify the parts of the articles that describe the distribution of those outcomes, and categorize the descriptions in terms of person, place, and time. Students also identify the parts of the articles where the authors describe hypotheses that attempt to explain the distributions.


Investigation Preparation Checklist

Check alignment with standards.

National or State file


Review Epidemiology Background for Module 1.

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Review teacher's notes and slides:  [en espaņol:]

 
 
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    Copy article, "Child Accidents Rise in Summer," for each student and assign to be read prior to next class.

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    Review highlighted copy of "Child Accidents Rise in Summer."

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    Review and copy selected health-related newspaper articles.

    Word or PDF file


    Review highlighted copies of selected health-related newspaper articles.

    Word or PDF file


    Copy Investigation 1-2: Epi Log Worksheet for each student.

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    Copy Presentation Rubric for each student.

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    Estimated Time / Time Management

    Approximately two class periods. Time can be managed by assigning students to Epi Teams before class begins and by increasing or decreasing the number of articles that are given to the Epi Teams.


    Look For Students To:

    Identify all descriptive epidemiologic clues.

    Categorize descriptive epidemiologic clues accurately.

    Identify all hypotheses.