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Integrative Curricula - This Integrative Curricula follows an adventure story in which the characters (young middle-school aged students) travel in time and space to different parts of the world where they are faced with various health problems which they are required to solve.  Each "Lesson Set" of curricula was developed by repackaging our "Original Curricular Modules" (see description or request FREE CDs of Curriculum) into smaller one- to three-class period lessons which contain lesson plans, class activities and games, worksheets, handouts, and quizzes.  "Lesson Sets" come packaged with a Teacher Guide that introduces the lessons and provides background information for the teacher.  Lessons not only captivate students' interests in unique ways, but they also appeal to their senses of adventure and excitement that can only enhance their education.   Understand the Value of Integration

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The Kiss of the Assassin (Peru) [Focuses on pathogens and bacterial infectious diseases (Chagas disease in this case) that can be obtained from insects, like the "kissing bug," that harbor the bacteria and serve as vectors for the disease.]

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Science Half Life - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (A),  6.3 (B),  6.3 (E),  6.7 (A),  6.7 (B), 
Investigate the Mystery: Finding Facts - Overview,  Lesson Plan 6.2 (A),  6.2 (C),  6.3 (A),  6.3 (B), 
Investigate the Mystery: Transmission of Diseases - Overview,  Lesson Plan 6.2 (C), 
Investigate the Mystery: Designing an Experiment - Overview,  Lesson Plan 6.2 (A),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.3 (A), 
Malaria - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.3 (A),  6.3 (B),  6.5 (A), 
Math Exchange Rates - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (C),  6.3 (A),  6.8 (D), 
Shipping Costs - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.3 (A),  6.8 (B),  6.8 (D),  6.12 (A), 
How do you Measure up? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  6.4 (A),  6.4 (B),  6.8 (B),  6.8 (D),  6.13 (B), 
Measurement - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (C),  6.8 (B),  6.8 (D), 
Analyzing Temperature - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.10 (A),  6.10 (B),  6.10 (C),  6.10 (D), 
Half-Life - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.4 (A),  6.7,  6.10 (D),  6.12 (A),  6.13 (A), 
English Timelines - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.8 (B),  6.8 (C),  6.8 (D),  6.10 (B), 
Persuasive Writing - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.10 (L),  6.11 (B),  6.11 (C),  6.13 (B),  6.13 (C),  6.13 (D),  6.13 (F),  6.13 (I),  6.15 (C),  6.15 (F),  6.15 (H),  6,  24 (A), 
Descriptive Adjectives - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.6 (A),  6.6 (C),  6.7 (A),  6.7 (C),  6.7 (D),  6.9 (C),  6.15 (A),  6.15 (C),  6.17 (A),  6.17 (B),  6.17 (C),  6.17 (D),  6.17 (E),  6.17 (F),  6.17 (G),  6.17 (H), 
Prefixes and Suffixes - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.6 (A),  6.6 (B),  6.6 (C),  6.9 (D),  6.17 (F),  6.17 (G), 
Word Origins - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.6 (C),  6.9 (G),  6.16 (B),  6.16 (D),  6.16 (E),  6.16 (F),  6.17 (A),  6.17 (B),  6.17 (G),  6.18 (H), 
Social Studies Absolute Location - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.21 (C),  6.21 (F),  6.22 (A),  6.3 (A),  6.3 (B),  6.3 (C), 
Explore South America - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.21 (C),  6.21 (F),  6.22 (A),  6.3 (B), 
Research - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (A),  6.1 (B),  6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.4 (A),  6.4 (B),  6.4 (C),  6.4 (D),  6.15 (B),  6.15 (D),  6.17 (C),  6.19 (A),  6.21 (E), 
Local Climate - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (B),  6.3 (C),  6.6 (A),  6.6 (B),  6.6 (C),  6.7 (A),  6.21 (B),  6.21 (C), 
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Tut's Revenge (Egypt) [Focuses on water contamination during construction of King Tutís tomb in ancient Egypt.]

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Science Investigate the Mystery - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.3 (A),  6.3 (B),  6.3 (D),  6.3 (E),  6.4 (A),  6.5 (A),  6.6 (B),  6.6 (C),  6.7 (A),  6.7 (B),  6.10 (A),  6.10 (C),  6.12 (B),  6.14 (B),  6.21 (A), 
Dehydration Model - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (A),  6.1 (B),  6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.3 (A),  6.3 (C),  6.3 (D),  6.4 (A),  6.4 (B),  6.5 (A),  6.5 (B),  6.10 (A),  6.10 (B),  6.10 (C),  6.12 (A),  6.12 (B),  6.12 (C), 
Water Purification - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (A),  6.1 (B),  6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.3 (A),  6.4 (A),  6.10 (A),  6.10 (C),  6.12 (A),  6.12 (B),  7.5 (B),  7.12 (B),  7.12 (C),  8.11 (A), 
Weather and Climate - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (B),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D). 6.2 (E),  6.5 (A),  6.5 (B),  6.6 (C),  6.12 (C),  6.14 (C), 
Math Treasure of King Tut's Tomb - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.4 (B),  6.5 (F),  6.8 (B),  6.8 (B),  6.8 (D),  6.11 (A), 
Carbon Dioxide Production - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (A),  6.1 (B),  6.1 (C),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.3 (B),  6.3 (C),  6.8 (B),  6.8 (D),  6.10 (B),  6.10 (D),  6.11 (A),  6.12 (A), 
The Great Pyramid - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.3 (A),  6.3 (B),  6.4 (B),  6.8 (B),  6.11 (A),  6.12 (A), 
English Perspective - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  6.7 (A),  6.8 (B),  6.8 (C),  6.8 (D),  6.10 (B),  6.12 (B),  6.12 (D),  6.12 (H),  6.12 (K),  6.13 (A),  6.13 (C),  6.13 (E),  7.7 (A),  7.7 (C),  7.8 (B),  7.10 (A),  7.10 (B),  7.12 (B),  7.13 (A),  7.13 (C),  7.13 (E), 
In Someone Elseís Shoes - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.4 (A),  6.8 (B),  6.13 (A),  6.13 (C),  6.13 (E),  6.13 (G),  6.13 (H),  6.14 (A),  6.14 (B),  6.18 (A),  6.18 (B),  6.18 (C),  6.18 (D),  6.18 (I), 
Persuasive Writing - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.5 (F),  6.7 (A),  6.8 (C),  6.10 (B),  6.10 (F),  6.10 (G),  6.15 (B),  6.15 (H),  6.16 (B),  6.18 (A),  7.7 (A),  7.8 (C),  7.10 (B),  7.10 (F),  7.10 (G),  7.17 (A),  7.17 (B),  7.17 (C),  7.17 (F),  8.7 (A),  8.8 (C),  8.10 (B),  8.10 (F),  8.10 (G), 
Social Studies Latitude, Longitude and Loot - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (B),  6.3 (C),  6.4 (A),  6.4 (D),  6.21 (C),  6.21 (F),  6.22 (A),  6.23 (A),  6.23 (B),  7.21 (H),  7.22 (A),  8.30 (H),  8.31 (A), 
A Day in the Life of an Ancient Egyptian - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.4 (D),  6.5 (A),  6.7 (A),  6.7 (B),  6.8 (A),  6.12 (A),  6.15 (A),  6.15 (B),  6.15 (C),  6.17 (A),  6.18 (A),  6.18 (B),  6.21 (A),  6.21 (C),  6.22 (B),  6.22 (C),  6.22 (D), 
Farming on the Nile - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (A),  6.3 (B). 6.3 (C),  6.6 (C),  6.4 (A),  6.4 (B),  6.4 (D),  6.5 (A),  6.6 (B),  6.6 (C),  6.7 (A),  6.7 (B),  6.7 (C),  6.8 (A),  6.21 (A), 
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Midnight at the Marble Tomb [Focuses on the health consequences of raw sewage in streets, acupuncture, tattoos, body piercing (of the nose, ears, lips, eyebrows, and belly button), blood transfusions, and organ donations in India.]

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Science Infectious Diseases - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.2 (C),  6.2 (D),  6.2 (E),  6.3 (A),  6.3 (B),  6.3 (C),  6.3 (D),  6.3 (E),  6.4 (B),  6.12 (A),  6.12 (B),  6.12 (C), 
Tattoos, Trends, and Time - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (D),  6.12 (B), 
Doctors Without Borders - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A),  6.2 (D),  6.12 (A),  6.12 (B),  6.12 (C), 
Create Your Own Cell - ,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan
Understanding a System - ,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1(B),  6.2(A), 
Math At the Fishing Pier - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (B),  6.4 (B),  6.6 (C), 
Growing Food in India - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (C),  6.3 (B,  C),  6.4 (B), 
The Mathematics of the Taj Mahal - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (B),  6.4,  6.8 (B),  6.12 (A), 
Through India and Back - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (C),  6.3 (A), 
Tattoos and Hepatitis - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (C),  6.3 (A),  6.7,  6.9 (B), 
Math 6 - 6.2 (C),  6.3 (A),  6.7,  6.9 (B), 
English Explore India - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.10 (D),  6.13 (C),  6.13 (E),  6.13 (F),  6.14 (B),  6.15 (C),  6.15 (D),  6.15 (F),  6.15 (H),  6.18 (A),  6.18 (H), 
Group Edit - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.4 (A),  6.11 (A),  6.15 (C),  6.15 (E),  6.15 (F),  6.15 (H),  6.16 (B),  6.16 (C),  6.16 (D),  6.16 (E),  6.16 (F),  6.17 (D),  6.17 (E),  6.17 (F),  6.17 (G),  6.17 (H),  6.17 (I),  6.18 (A),  6.17 (B),  6.17 (C),  6.17 (E),  6.17 (H),  6.19 (B), 
Wonders - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.4 (A),  6.10 (I),  6.11 (D),  6.15 (A),  6.17 (A) ,  6.18 (A),  6.18 (B),  6.18 (C),  6,  18 (D),  6.21 (A),  6.21 (B),  6.21 (C),  6.21 (D),  6.21 (E),  6.21 (F), 
Social Studies Absolute Location - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (B),  6.3 (C),  6.21 (C),  6.21 (F),  6.22 (A), 
Relative Location - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (B),  6.3 (C),  6.21 (C),  6.21 (F),  6.22 (A), 
India Salt Map - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (A),  6.1 (B),  6.2 (A),  6.2 (B),  6.3 (A),  6.3 (C),  6.4 (A),  6.4 (B),  6.4 (C),  6.4 (D),  6.15 (B),  6.15 (D),  6.17 (C),  6.19 (A),  6.21 (E),  6.22 (B),  6.22 (C),  6.22 (D),  6.22 (E), 
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The Jade Dragon [Focuses on air contamination and smoking in China that the adventurers encounter as they visit the Three Rivers Dam which is being constructed.]

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Science Air Pollutants - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(D),  6.3(A),  6.3(D),  6.14(C), 
Smoker's Lung - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3(C),  6.1(C),  6.11(D), 
Blow It Up! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(B C D E),  6.4(B), 
Folded Mountain Formation - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(A C D),  8.14(A), 
Make Your Own Climograph - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(C D E),  6.4(B), 
Generating Electricity - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1(A),  6.2(A B C D E),  6.4(A B),  6.9(A B C) , 
Math All Aboard! - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1(C),  6.2(C),  6.3(C),  6.5,  6.10(D),  6.11(A), 
To Smoke or Not to Smoke - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1(C),  6.2(D),  6.3(B),  6.5,  6.10 (A C D),  6.11(A C), 
How Many Beans? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(C D),  6.3(C),  6.4(B),  6.8(A B),  6.10(D), 
Population Density - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1(C),  6.2(C),  6.3(A B C),  6.4(A),  6.8(A),  6.12(A), 
The Value of a Dollar - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1(C),  6.2(C),  6.3(C),  6.5,  6.11(A), 
English Descriptive Writing - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.11(C),  6.12(D E),  6.15 (A D F G), 
Ancestors - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.4(A),  6.10(A I),  6.11(A D),  6.13(C) , 
Social Studies Absolute Location - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3(B C),  6.21(C),  6.22(A), 
Relative Location - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3(A B C),  6.21(B C),  6.22(A D),  6.23(B) , 
Face-Off - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.7(A),  6.21(B C D ),  6.22(B C), 
All in the Family - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1(A B),  6.2(A B),  6.4(C),  6.13(B) , 
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Congo Cry [Features viral infections (Ebola and AIDS) including both animal and human in Africa.]

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Science Diagnosis Doctor? - Overview,  Lesson Plan 6.2(C D),  6.3(B),  6.4(B), 
Figure It Out - ,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(C D),  6.3(A), 
Course of HIV - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(E),  6.3(C), 
Virus Hunters - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(A B C D),  6.4(B), 
What Bug is Bugging Me? - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3(A B), 
Math The HIV Virus in Africa - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1(C),  6.10(D),  6.11(A D),  6.12 (A),  6.13(A B), 
Aunt Cathy Investigates Ebola - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(D),  6.3(B C),  6.4(B),  6.6(C),  6.8(B),  6.11(A), 
Summer Jobs - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(B C D),  6.10(D),  6.11(A), 
Modeling Population Growth - ,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1(C),  6.8(A),  6.10(D),  6.11(A D),  6.12(A),  6.13(A B), 
English Descriptive Writing - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.15(C),  6.15(G),  6.21(A), 
Time to Take Action - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.8(D),  6.13 (B C E F),  6.15(B),  6.18(B C D F G),  6.23(B), 
Beach Ball Vocabulary - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.6(A C),  6.9(C E), 
Social Studies Absolute Location Investigation - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.21(C F),  6.23(A), 
Relative Location - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3(A),  6.21(B C),  6.22(A),  6.23(B), 
Climographs - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3(A B C), 
Country Comparison - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3(C),  6.4(A),  6.15(A B C),  6.21(A B C D), 
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Hard River Escape [Focuses on industrial waste that induces abnormalities in wildlife of the Ukraine. ]

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Science Growing Duckweed - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (A,  B),  6.2 (A,  B,  C,  D,  C),  6.3 (A,  C,  D),  6.4 (B),  6.11 (A,  C), 
Too Many Diapers - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (A,  B,  C),  6.3 (A),  6.4 (A,  B),  6.10,  6.11 (A), 
Contaminating the Water Cycle - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (C),  6.2 (B,  C),  6.4 (B),  6.8 (B),  6.11 (D), 
Marshmallow Mutations - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2(C),  6.3 (C),  6.11 (A,  B),  6.12 (B), 
Math Reactors, Radiatin, and Radii - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (C),  6.2 (C),  6.4 (B),  6.6 (C) 6.8 (B,  D),  6.11 (A), 
Toxic Water - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (C),  6.3 (B,  C),  6.4 (B),  6.5,  6.10 (C) 6.11 (A,  B), 
Traveling Through the Ukraine - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (B,  C,  E),  6.2 (C,  D),  6.3 (A,  B,  C),  6.11 (A), 
Radiation Doses - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (A,  C),  6.2 (B,  D,  C),  6.8 (D),  6.11 (A), 
Shape Estimations - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (B,  D),  6.6 (B,  C),  6.8 (A,  B), 
English Understanding Perspective - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.2 (C,  E),  6.4 (A),  6.8,  6.12 (F,  H),  6.14,  6.15 (A,  B,  C,  E,  G,  H), 
Looking Back - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.5 (B,  C),  6.8 (B,  C),  6.10 (B,  G,  H),  6.13 (C,  D,  F,  G,  H,  I),  6.15 (C,  G,  H), 
Visit My Town - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.5 (B,  C),  6.8 (B,  C),  6.12 (A,  B,  C),  6.15 (C),  6.16 (A,  B,  C,  D,  E,  F), 
Saving Our Planet - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.5 (B),  6.13 (D,  E,  G,  H),  6.15 (B,  E,  F),  6.22 (B,  C,  D,  E),  6.23 (A,  B), 
Social Studies Fifteen Years Later... - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (A,  B),  6.3(C),  6.7 (A,  B,  C),  6.8 (A,  B,  C),  6.9 (A,  B),  6.22 (C,  D), 
Passport to Ukraine - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.1 (C),  6.7 (A,  B,  C),  6.3 (C),  6.18 (A),  6.22 (A,  B,  C,  D), 
Tracking Radiation - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (A,  B),  6.6 (C),  6.21 (C,  F), 
Lost in Central Europe - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3(B),  6.21 (C,  F),  6.22 (A), 
Climate in Kiev - Overview,  Lesson Plan,  Activity Plan 6.3 (A,  B,  C),  6.21 (B,  C,  F),  6.22 (A), 
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