Infectious Diseases

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:   Biology                                    

Grade:  9

Unit:   4_Infectious Diseases                        

Pacing:   2 weeks

Essential Question(s):

  1. How can something so small be so big?  (Bacteria and viruses impact everyday living systems.)
  2. Can bacteria be beneficial to humans?  (Bacteria is everywhere but doesn’t always cause harm, viruses cause harm.)
  3. Why don’t we throw garbage on the floor?  (The human relationship with bacteria and viruses depends on the certain precautions we take.)
  4. Why don’t you get an HIV vaccine as a baby?  (You can prevent viruses, but not cure them.)

Big Idea(s):

Bacteria and viruses impact everyday living systems.

Bacteria is everywhere but doesn’t always cause harm, viruses cause harm.

The human relationship with bacteria and viruses depends on the certain precautions we take.

You can prevent viruses, but not cure them.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

D.32   Describe how bacterial and viral infectious diseases are transmitted, and explain the roles of sanitation, vaccination and antibiotic medications in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

D.31  Describe the similarities and differences between bacteria and viruses.

D.33  Explain how bacteria and yeasts are used to produce foods for human consumption. 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

  • Bacterial/viral transmittance

 

 

  • Roles of sanitation

 

 

  • Vaccines

 

 

  • Antibiotic medications

 

 

  • Similarities and differences between bacteria & viruses

 

 

  • Bacteria and yeasts are used to produce foods for human consumption

 

  • Distinguish

 

 

  • Importance

 

 

  • Justify

 

 

  • Explain

 

 

  • Compare/contrast

 

 

 

  • Identify

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

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“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

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Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

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Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

·        Biology Book Chapter 18

·        WHO disease pamphlet

·        Visual models

·        Graphic organizers/foldables

·        Growing Bacteria

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

·        Whole group (lectures/notes/discussion) (Q&A)

·        Small group

·        Partners

·        Individual

·        Smartboard

·        Powerpoint

·        Computer lab

·        Concepts in Motion  (biologygmh.com)

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

Bacteria

Virus

Vaccine

Transmission

Yeast

Antibiotics

Protein coat

Capsid

Vector

Lytic cycle

Lysogenic cycle

Binary fission

Conjugation

Comparison to other cell types

Swine flu