The Hidden Killers: Deadly Viruses
Military Uses
Marburg/Ebola
Outbreak

The Military Uses

http://library.advanced.org/23054/military/index.html

This is a group activity. There are three groups. Each group will read assigned aricles about the use of viruses in the military. Just think, the military using smallpox as a weapon. What about a terrorist group using smallpox or some other virus! This is a GED activity.

Each group will write a summary and report to the rest of the class. Think about the "questions for after summary discussion". Maybe some of these ideas will come up in your summary discussions. If they don't, think about them. The next step is watching the movie Outbreak. These questions are definitely part of this movie!

Ask to print out these directions.

Be sure you know to which group you belong - A, B, or C .

This is THE section. It is bold. It is dangerous. It is real.

  1. All groups click on the link at the top of the page.
  2. Group A: Go to Advantages of Using Viral Weapons plus Current Threats in the yellow print in the Table of Contents box on the RIGHT of the screen. Click.

    Group B: Go to Smallpox Threat in the yellow print in the Table of Contents box on the RIGHT of the screen. Click.

    Group C: Go to Other Viruses ... Plus Terrorist Threat in the yellow print in the Table of Contents box on the RIGHT of the screen. Click.
  3. Each group will read the article(s) assigned and work together to write a summary.
    • A summary tells the “gist” of the article.
    • A summary is not reading/writing, word-for-word, the article.
    • A summary is a short version, in your own words.
    • Example: You have seen a movie, any movie. You tell your friend about the movie.
    • You tell the most important and dramatic points. You don’t tell every single detail.
    • You can do it! You will do great! This is fascinating stuff!
  1. Each group writes a summary using one computer. When the group is done, each person may return to his/her own computer and look through this site for fun.
  2. When all groups are done, each group will have somebody in their group read the group's summary. This will give everybody the opportunity to have all of the information without reading it all themselves!

Questions for after summary discussion:

  1. Do you think there is a real threat of biological weapons being used in your lifetime? Why or why not?

  2. What can be done to keep biological weapons from being used?

  3. Have you known anybody that had a deadly virus?
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