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TB is a worldwide pandemic, killing 2 million people each year. It’s important that all members of the global community, including students, understand TB, its causes and its consequences. The two three-session units available as PDFs below are designed to engage high school students in the content of the Epidemic TB website. The units, one developed for use in a social studies setting and the other for use in health-related contexts, engage students in an exploration of the personal and social consequences of TB, both in the countries pictured on the website (South Africa, Moldova, and India) and in their own lives. The activities are group-oriented and intended to stimulate conversation and sharing in the classroom. These units can be used in conjunction with the TB Action Packet, which is designed to teach students that, once they are informed on the issues, they can be actors that bring about change in their community and beyond. PDFs of the two units can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Proposing Solutions, Saving Lives: A Global TB Conference–Social Studies Unit

Sharing Information, Saving Lives: Creating a TB Media Campaign–Health Unit


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These resources are intended to be used in conjunction with teaching the units.


Resources to Accompany "Proposing Solutions, Saving Lives: A Global TB Conference"

Lesson 1

No resources necessary.


Lesson 2

Proposals for Fighting TB

TB Vaccine
AERAS Global TB Vaccine FoundationNeed for TB Vaccines
ArabNews.comProgress in tuberculosis vaccine research
Centers for Disease ControlTuberculosis: TB Vaccine

TB and Poverty
Advocacy to Control Tuberculosis Internationally (ACTION)TB Champions
Health and Development Initiative IndiaTB & Poverty

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and MalariaA Personal Struggle to Overcome Stigma and Disease in the Philippines
PBSRx for Survival, Deadly Diseases, TB

TB and HIV
Globalization 101: The Levin InstituteThe Link Between TB and HIV
Centers for Disease ControlTB and HIV Coinfection

Isolation Rooms
Infection Control TodayCreating TB Isolation Rooms
Nursing TimesThe ethics of legally detaining a patient who has tuberculosis

Lesson 3

No resources necessary.


Resources to Accompany "Sharing Information, Saving Lives: Creating a TB Media Campaign"


Lesson 1

Media Campaigns about Health Issues

The Ad Council

AVERTHistorical HIV/AIDS Posters
Best Design Options30 hard-to-ignore anti-smoking ads
Flu.govKnow What to Do About the Flu
The Design InspirationThe Top 45 Creative Anti-Smoking Advertisements
The Truth


Lesson 2

If students need more information about TB, direct them to Additional Resources.


Lesson 3

These tools are examples of tools which students can use to create their informational campaigns.

Creating Multimedia Presentations
AdobePremiere Elements 9
AppleiLife: iMovie
MicrosoftPhotoStory 3
University of HoustonThe Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Creating Audio Presentations
Visual EdgeSound in the Story
Radio DiariesTeen Reporter Handbook

Poster-Making Websites
Web Poster Wizard