Teacher Guide

The Hot Zone Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to understand the difficulties of the real people implicated in the events of The Hot Zone, analyzing them both as characters with a narrative role and as human beings.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to understand the basic medical science behind filoviruses and be able to speak with clarity and authority on the facts of the case that inspired The Hot Zone.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to speak and write with clarity about the themes and events of The Hot Zone.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to understand the drama inherent in real events and...

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