Lesson Plan

Pink Eye

Students will develop a basic understanding of communicable diseases that can be spread in confined places
Priscilla C.
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Cheltenham Youth Detention Center
Cheltenham, United States
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Students will be able to...

Explain how people catch pink eye, what are the symptoms and how to treat it.

Health & Wellness
Grades 9
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1 Hook/Attention Getter

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Students will participate in a 3-5 question Kahoot survey about pink eye, including some urban myths

This activity will also be a quick means for the teach to assess how much background knowledge students have on the topic.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Reading

As a class, students will read the article about pink eye.

Depending upon the makeup of the class/group the teacher might decide to have students read independently or read as a whole group, 

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Conversing

Hold a group discussion that focuses on the ensuring that the teacher dispells common myths about how and why people catch pink eye as well as how people actually catch it, what the symptoms are and how it is treated.

Students will think, pair, share their thoughts, opinions, questions about pink eye so that they will be able to have adequate knowledge about pink eye.

4 Independent Practice

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Using Padlet, Students will post, in their own words/explain how someone can catch pink eye, they will explain the symptoms of pink eye and how to properly treat pink eye.

5 Wrap Up

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Students will answer the same 3-5 questions at the beginning of class so that both the teacher and the class can see how much growth they have made since the beginning of class.