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DETECTIVES IN THE CLASSROOM
Summary
 
What is epidemiology?
 
Why is the curriculum called Detectives in the Classroom?
 
Why develop a curriculum for middle school students?
 
Five Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings
 
Concept Map of the Five Essential Questions
 
Epidemiology Backgrounds
 
Alignment with the National Science Education Standards
 
Alignment with Attributes of Scientific Literacy


Epidemiology Backgrounds

The Epidemiology Backgrounds provide the teacher with a primer about the epidemiological concepts addressed in the five modules of Detectives in the Classroom.

Embedded in the Epidemiology Backgrounds are synopses of the investigations that explain how each investigation contributes to teaching students how to answer an essential question.


Module

Essential Question

   
1

How is this disease distributed and what hypotheses might explain that distribution?

2

Is there an association between the hypothesized cause

 

and the disease?

3

Is the association causal?

4

What should individuals and society do when preventable

 

causes of disease are found?

5

Did the disease prevention strategy work?