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Many people think that a world without antibiotics is a thing of the past, but we are on the cusp of becoming a generation without cures to the simplest bacterial infections. The more often we expose bacteria to antibiotics, the higher the chance of resistance to the drug forming. In today’s society, where any health issue is met with a drug and livestock are being pumped full of antibiotics, more infections are growing resistant to the drugs we use to combat them. Students will investigate the current situation, find solutions to the waning effectiveness of antibiotics, and encourage a behavioral change in society.
In this case study, students can choose the topic they wish to study and do original research. Students will then communicate their original conclusions outside the classroom. By creating their own research and having a product leave the classroom, students will be invested in their work and feel like they are contributing to the global conversation about antibiotic resistance.
Carey, Dominique Kiki, Corrine Losch, Rebecca Howard, Erica Light, and Stephanie Purington. "Antibiotic Resistance Scholarworks." scholarworks.umass.edu. Case Study Lesson Plans for Teachers., July 2016. Web. http://scholarworks.umass.edu/icons_casestudy_gallery/4/.
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Carey, Dominique Kiki; Losch, Corrine; Howard, Rebecca; Light, Erica; and Purington, Stephanie, "Antibiotic Resistance" (2016). Case Study Lesson Plans for Teachers. 4.