K-12 Zoonotic Diseases Curriculum
 
The National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD) is supporting the development of a curriculum to teach information on zoonotic diseases (diseases transmitted to people from animals) to middle school students. Teaching students to understand the importance of zoonotic diseases in today’s society will help create a more scientifically literate generation that will better understand the significance of biomedical research.


Middle school students learn about various zoonotic diseases and how they affect public health.
           An inquiry-based approach with hands-on experience is being developed to help broaden depth of understanding of zoonotic disease today’s society will help create a more scientifically literate generation that will better understand the significance of biomedical research.
         An inquiry-based approach with hands-on experience is being developed to help broaden depth of understanding of zoonotic disease research in ways that are relevant, interesting, and applicable to teachers, students and their communities. Lessons have been designed to adhere to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.

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New zoonotic diseases curriculum developed for use in middle schools