Teachers can integrate topics related to the flu, which has reached epidemic levels this year, in classroom lessons, write Katherine Schulten, Suzi Boss and Jennifer Cutraro. They suggest several resources that provide background on the flu, viruses and vaccines, as well as lesson plans in which students work with data related to the flu. Lessons also can allow students to role-play as public-health experts, running scenarios in which they seek to curb the outbreak.

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