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Ideas for Classroom Use

Quarantine Rules

Classroom Discussion

What kinds of symptoms might a health-officer be looking for in people on a ship arriving from a foreign port? How would the ship's port of origin influence the kinds of illnesses a health-officer might expect to see? Without medical tools such as the modern thermometer, or a fully-developed understanding of virus transmission, how effective do you think quarantines were in stopping epidemics? Discuss the incubation period of viral infecion before symptoms are apparent. 

Common Core Standards

Speaking and Listening, Grades 3-5

Standard 1 – Engage in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade-level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Speaking and Listening, Grades 6-12

Standard 1 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Standard 4 – Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.