Stomping Out Malaria
Students research malaria as a global health issue and discuss examples and ideas for preventing the spread of the disease.
- Students will use online data and maps to draw conclusions about the global impact of malaria.
- Students will explain how malaria is spread and use their knowledge of the life cycle of mosquitoes to propose prevention strategies.
- Students will discuss an example of Peace Corps Volunteers working on the Stomp Out Malaria project to prevent the spread of the disease.
- Computers or access to internet
- Malaria Worksheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Form
- Stomping Out Malaria video
- Provide students with copies of the Malaria Worksheet.
- Divide students into small groups of 2-3 people.
- As a class, watch Stomping Out Malaria to introduce a malaria prevention project by Peace Corps Volunteers and local health workers across Africa.
- Direct students to continue researching malaria by visiting the websites below on class computers or tablets and filling out pages 1 and 2 of the Malaria Worksheet. This worksheet will guide students through different malaria resources available on these websites.
- Once students have completed their worksheets, encourage them to share their findings with another small group.
- As reflection activity, provide each student a copy of the Self-Evaluation Form to complete questions 1-5.
- Anopheles: A genus of mosquitoes that can carry and transmit malaria to humans
- Host: An organism that supports another organism, such as a parasite
- Malaria: A disease carried by mosquitoes that affects millions of people around the world
- Parasite: An organism that lives on or in a host organism
- Vector: Something that carries a disease from one host to another
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