Day 1

The Hot Zone Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Charles Monet moves around a lot—during the first chapter, there are many points at which he could spread the virus to others. What are some that you noticed? Do they make you think about how disease could spread around you?

    Monet has sex, he travels by airplane, and he goes to a hospital, all places where people around him would be at great risk of infection depending on the mode of transmission. He does infect his doctor, though the doctor comes in full contact with Monet's bodily fluids. Students should discuss their own responses when they are ill—how they attempt to contain their contagiousness, or if they think about it at all.

  2. 2

    What do you think about the...

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