Unit Overview:

Disease & Disruption of Homeostasis Unit Plan

Complete unit plan, designed using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework

20 - 23 days

The incidence of disease at different points in history, and in different communities, is affected by lifestyle, access to healthy infrastructure, emerging pathogens, and new treatments. In this unit, students will explore both the disappearance of certain diseases thanks to antibiotics and vaccines (strep and polio, for example) and the emergence or growth of other diseases (such as asthma and diabetes). As a part of this unit, students may review cellular processes such as cell division. Accessing data from maps, graphs, and other nonprint texts?and using that data to draw conclusions and ask further questions? is a key component to this unit.