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Course outline and lesson plan for Modern Studies
In this unit pupils will examine how a recent international crisis had lead to the spread of infectious disease.
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Lesson plan, resources and activities that helps pupils to understand that access to water and access to sanitation are basic human rights. It explores how these rights are denied and how this is being overcome.
Lesson plans, resources and activities sheet to help learners investigate how communities use mapping to bring about positive change.
Lesson plan from Oxfam's education magazine, 'The Big Picture' (Spring 2011). This activity uses photos to explore the consequences of water shortages. See weblink for correponding images to go with the activity.
Lesson Plan from Oxfam's Educational resource 'The Big Picture'. This activity explores a range of causes of water shortages.
Credit: Oxfam Education
Interactive World map showing outbreaks of epidemic diseases throughout the world.
Statplanet interactive map - Includes development indicators and measures of development, with a particular focus on health indicators.
Article by Michael Mosley on the impact of warfare on the development of modern medicine. This focuses specifically on a hospital at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, a unit at the forefront of the development of trauma surgery. A video depicts the work of the British and American surgeons who work here and their efforts to treat battle casualties.
Oxfam Public Health staff in Artibonite talk about their work in the cholera programme; in particular teaching families how to use aquatabs so that they are protected against the disease, and their role in checking that people are using enough.
Julie Schindall, media officer in Haiti, discusses Oxfam's public health work in response to the Cholera outbreak in Haiti.
UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on the increasingly severe cholera epidemic sweeping Haiti.
Doctors Without Borders video oin the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe in 2009
Interactive game produced by Water Aid.
A game produced by the charity Water Aid that helps pupils to understand that water is a precious resource, to explore how it is used around the home and to investigate similaries and differences in how it is saved around the world.
Information on the Malawi Cholera outbreak in 2009 and the efforts made to both treat patients and prevent further cases.
Doctors Without Borders is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. It works to provide medical aid where it is most needed and raise awareness of the plight of the people they help in 65 countries.
2009 video footage showing living conditions and water supply in Zimbabwe and its effects upon health, particularly the occurence of cholera.
Photo PowerPoint and activities on the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010.
2008 report by the WHO on the global alert and reponse to recent Cholera outbreaks in Zimbabwe.