The Hot Zone - Petal School District

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10TH GRADE: 9/19/12
Bellwork- Answer Wednesday’s bellwork
question. Make sure to justify! Finish Monday’s
bellwork discussion question if you didn’t finish
yesterday.
 Bring me your signed Progress Report if you
haven’t turned it in.
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FOCUS QUESTIONS FOR THE HOT ZONE
Reading Log #1
 How much information should the government
keep from citizens? When is it acceptable or
unacceptable to keep information from society?
 Reading Log #2
 Keep a log of diseases from our unit of study
(AIDS, Marburg, Ebola, etc.). For each one,
critically analyze not only the power of the
disease but also the impact it has had on
society. This will be part of your culminating
research project.
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READING LOG EXAMPLE:
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Keep a log of diseases from our unit of study (AIDS, Marburg,
Ebola, etc.). For each one, critically analyze not only the power
of the disease but also the impact it has had on society.
Disease:
Analysis of not only the power of the disease but
also the impact it has had on society.
Marburg
Marburg kills 1 out of 4 people that contract it. The
disease’s symptoms are powerful because it makes
the victim bleed out of every orifice, slowly liquefying
some organs, and this cannot be reversed. Because
the incubation period is about ten days, Marburg
can be a secret killer in those who have it. It took
scientists about ten years to finally discover the
virus and all it was capable of.
HOW MUCH INFORMATION SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT KEEP
FROM CITIZENS? WHEN IT IS ACCEPTABLE OR UNACCEPTABLE
TO KEEP INFORMATION FROM SOCIETY?
Quote
Analysis
“We could be in for a
hellacious event….should the
army get involved…we should
notify the CDC. I don’t want
them to be caught off
guard…notify Virginia state
health authorities.” (page
225-231)
The government should keep
information from citizens if the
info is not verified or could be
false. It should be a real,
serious threat that is not up for
debate. At this point in The
Hot Zone, the scientists have
proof of the Ebola outbreak. It
is necessary to inform society
so that extreme precaution can
be taken and lives saved.
THE HOT ZONE #1 JOURNAL
 Analyze
the author’s purpose in the
organizational structure of The Hot
Zone. Think about why and how he
organizes this book. (Be sure to
explain your answer by referencing
chapters.)
“PROJECT EBOLA” EXPLICATION ACTIVITY
You and your partner will be assigned a section
of “Project Ebola” to read closely.
 Then, write an explication of your section that
responds to the prompt.
 Prompt: How is the seriousness of working with
a hot agent explained in “Project Ebola”?
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PART 1
 Create
a tree map that lists 4 people
in Part 1 of The Hot Zone in which you
describe the details of these different
accounts.
PART III JOURNAL- PRINCIPLES OF
VETERINARY MEDICINE
 Should veterinarians maintain the code of
ethics in all circumstances?
 Use at least 1 quotation from AVMA and
one from The Hot Zone.
 Pages 248-250 and 321-322
ARGUMENT PROMPT
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Should there be limitations in animal testing?
After reading The Hot Zone and articles about
animal testing, write an argument that
addresses the question and support your
answer with evidence from the text. Be sure to
address counterclaims.
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Rough draft due Thursday 10/25!

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