Preparedness, Public Health

Vector-borne Diseases

Author Kimberly Hazel , 20-Sep-2022

The Vector-borne Diseases Lesson Plan by GIDEON is designed to provide students with an understanding of major vector-borne diseases and how public service announcements can be used to communicate findings and prevent disease. Activities that engage students in learning about vector-borne illnesses are present in this lesson plan.



About the Lesson Plan

The activities in the lesson plan focus on vector-borne diseases.  Each activity also includes an educator’s guide providing step-by-step instructions and resources.

This Lesson Features:

  • Lesson Outcomes & Overview
  • Initial Discussion
  • Getting to Know Vectors Chart Activity & Discussion Questions
  • Explore Module Walkthrough
  • Creating a PSA for a Vector-borne Disease Activity & Discussion Questions with Alternate Activity Format
  • Supplemental Activity


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