This lesson designed for professional development looks at standards-based approaches to incorporating environmental public health topics into your high school classroom. View videos and answer questions to examine the work of epidemiologists, the public health experts responsible for isolating genetic and environmental factors that may lead to disease. Explore how epidemiologists investigate, analyze, and communicate research findings that can help minimize the spread and impact of a range of diseases. Finish the lesson by creating an activity of your own choosing that incorporates one or more media resources and ties into your science or English language arts curricula.
Note: You should complete the introductory self-paced lesson—Teaching Environmental Public Health: An Introduction—before beginning this lesson.
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