Lesson 1 (from Preface and Introduction)
Preface and Introduction
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance is a nonfiction book by Peabody, Polk, and Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist and author Laurie Garrett. In the book, Garrett warns of worldwide epidemics to come, using modern diseases to raise the alarm for a global early warning system that could help save the world. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book. They will research and discuss its subject and author Laurie Garrett.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book, its subject, and author. The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance is written by science journalist and author Laurie Garrett. The book examines the history of disease and epidemics and offers insight into prevention for the future of the globalized world.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in class to conduct independent...
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