These educational resources introduce high school and college students to concepts related to the immune system, the types of agents that cause infectious diseases, and vaccine history and science. Lessons employ the 5E’s pedagogic model of teaching (engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration, and evaluation) and are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Educators are encouraged to utilize this flexible curriculum in whole or part to support learning objectives. Content can be used in a variety of settings including classrooms, STEM enrichment programs, homeschool sessions, museums, science centers, and science camps or clubs. For an overview of educational resources for all ages and additional information please visit: vaccine.chop.edu/schools.
Unit 2 describes how disease and infection overcome our immune system and how vaccines are made.