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Educational Resources for Teachers at K - 12 Levels

The programs and teaching resources on this page help you teach teens and children about many aspects of infectious diseases.

In collaboration with our partners, we also sponsor occasional live, interactive programs on important infectious disease problems.

Curricula and Programs Go to top of page
item BAM! Disease Detectives
Follow CDC Disease Detectives as they track down the sources of disease. Learn about outbreaks, what happens in those high-tech labs, and research that's way beyond science class.

BAM! Disease Detectives: Boy in detective hat thinks of something while girl examines a disease under a magnifying  glass.
A self-contained collection of materials introduces students to epidemiology and public health. Topics include: the scientific method of inquiry, basic biostatistics, and how to investigate an outbreak. Materials include teaching aids, case studies, profiles of practicing "disease detectives", and more. Middle and high school usage, adaptable for other ages.
Go to Excite
logo: EXCITE: EXcellence in Curriculum Integration through Teaching Epidemiology
item Fight BAC!® Education Curriculum Site
Wide range of educational material for children of all ages - day care through High School. From the Partnership for Food Safety Education, a public-private partnership of which CDC is a member.
Go to Fight BAC

logo: Fight Bac!
item Global Health Odyssey
Have a look inside CDC! Schedule a visit to our Atlanta visitors' center and interactive educational facility or take a brief virtual tour online. See what the agency does; learn about public health and the benefits of prevention.
Go to Global Health Odyssey
item Neato Mosquito: An Elementary Curriculum Guide
Five lessons teach 4th grade students about mosquito biology and the prevention of LaCrosse encephalitis. The fully multimedia program includes animation, video images, still images, interactive games, and student projects.
Go to Neato Mosquito
logo: Neato Mosquito

Viral Hepatitis: What Every Teenager Needs to Know
This three-part slide set for high school students is designed to maintain and improve health-enhancing student behavior by delivering health content through skill-based learning.
Go to Viral Hepatitis slide set

Schematic of hepatitis B virus
item Virus Encounters
A comprehensive learning experience for studying infectious disease topics. CDC experts team up with Turner to present a curriculum of video, text, interactive discussion (in archive format), and learning activities. Middle and high school usage.
Go to Virus Encounters
CNN reporter Holly Firfer, on site at CDC.



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