History, Public Health, Real World Example

Vaccines & The History of Vaccine Hesitancy

Author Kimberly Hazel , 16-Sep-2022

The Vaccines & The History of Vaccine Hesitancy Lesson Plan by GIDEON is designed to teach students about the types of vaccinations and vaccine hesitancy. Activities that engage students in learning about diseases with GIDEON are present in this lesson plan.



About the Lesson Plan

The activities in the lesson plan focus on understanding vaccines and the need for vaccination programs. The activity also includes an educator’s guide and activity answer key.


This Lesson Features:

  • Lesson Outcomes & Overview
  • Initial Discussion Questions
  • Topic Background
  • Types of Vaccines Reference Sheet
  • Supplemental Resource Recommendation
  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Activity
  • Explore Module Walkthrough
  • Unexpected Outbreak Scenario
  • Unexpected Outbreak Scenario Discussion Questions
  • Supplemental Activity
  • Vaccine Hesitancy Sheet with Discussion Questions and Timeline Infographic
  • Supplemental Resource Recommendation


GIDEON Module Highlighted in the Lesson:

This lesson plan uses GIDEON’s Explore Module to provide information on infectious diseases and their outbreaks. This information includes the history of the disease, clinical information, and epidemiological data. This module provides a comprehensive overview of each disease, which is beneficial for teaching about disease spread and its effects.


Kimberly Hazel