Transcript Malaria

Malaria: A HUGE problem caused by a
little pest
Malaria is a disease that infects people across the
world. Although it is not found in the United
States, Malaria is widespread throughout Africa
and Asia. The disease kills millions of people and
destroys entire communities. Not surprisingly,
the most at risk for the disease is children. This
mosquito transmitted disease is ravaging villages
across the Africa and Asia. Something must be
done to stop it.
Warren Buffet announced last week that he is giving away
$100 million to fight Malaria around the world. Despite his
effort, Mr. Buffett knows very little about the disease and is
unsure how to spend the money. Your job is to teach him
about Malaria, where it is found, and how best to use the
money to fight Malaria. Mr. Buffett’s team of medical
advisors request that the money be divided into three
categories. These include the following:
1. Education
2. Treatment
3. Prevention
Step One: Discover the role to play on your
• You will work on a team of about FOUR.
• Your teacher will assign your role.
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Step Two: Research your assigned topic.
• Once you know your role, locate the
PowerPoint slide that applies to your job.
• Use the websites found on your slide to
conduct your research.
• Use your note sheet to take notes.
Where is Malaria found in the world?
This infographic tells the story about Cambodia’s
effort to end Malaria.
Use the map from this link to color and label
countries of the world affected by Malaria.
What is Malaria?
How does Malaria spread?
This site helps explain Malaria.
This site provides data about the impact of Malaria around the world.
This site explains how climate change will affect the spread of Malaria.
This site explains how the United Nations plans to eliminate Malaria in the future.
How is Malaria treated?
Why is there no cure for Malaria?
This link provides a list of drugs that help treat and prevent Malaria.
This site provides more information about treatment of Malaria.
This site talks about the challenges facing doctors who treat Malaria.
This is a video from UNICEF about the effects of bed nets in Africa
and treatment.
How can Malaria be prevented?
Why are bed nets a good solution to prevent Malaria?
What are organizations doing to fight Malaria?
This site helps identify ways to prevent Malaria.
This is a news article that explains some ways people are trying to prevent Malaria.
This site helps identify ways to prevent Malaria.
This site describes the benefits of a 2006 mosquito net invention.
This link identifies ways one organization is trying to fight Malaria.
This article is from Heifer International which gives a different approach to fighting Malaria.
This is a video from UNICEF about the effects of bed nets in Africa.
Process (continued)
Step Three: Using PowerPoint, design the slides
for your Voice Thread.
 You will need 4-5 slides.
 Use the story board to create your slide show.
 Create a PowerPoint presentation that answers
the questions from your assigned role.
Use your story board to create the slides for
your PowerPoint.
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Step Four: Make your presentation.
 You and your team must demonstrate mastery
of your given topic.
 Transfer the slides you created in PowerPoint to
Voice Thread.
On Voice Thread, view and comment on the
work your teammates did.
 Provide detailed information in your
presentation that covers each research topic.
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Step Five: Splitting the money
 As a team, you must decide upon how to split the
$100 million into the three categories.
 Use the following website to create your graph.
 Upload the graph to EACH of your Voice Thread
 Discuss in class the reasons why your team split the
money the way that you did.
Create A Graph
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Step Six: Present
Each team member presents their portion of
the project on Voice Thread.
As a team, present your graph
Explain your reasons why the $100 million
was divided
 Go back to Mr. Gow’s website
 Then click on the Malaria Project Rubric.
 Preview the rubric with your team.
 Print out a copy to use throughout the
Now that you have finished your project on
Malaria, find out more about the impact
climate change is having on the spread of
Malaria. Use the link below to read more
about climate change and Malaria.
National Geographic