What do the coronavirus, plague, Ebola and many other infectious diseases have in common? In this task, the students analyse an interview with a scientist about zoonotic diseases. They find out that the coronavirus originated in animals. They develop their own ideas on how the risk of zoonotic diseases can be reduced. This lesson plan is suitable for classroom teaching and online learning at home.
There are many other diseases, besides COVID-19, which prove that humans can catch "animal diseases". By completing a quiz and a text and photo matching exercise, the students explore exactly how transmission takes place and the role humans play in this context. This lesson plan is suitable for classroom teaching and online learning at home.