Special Subjects: Pandemic Flu
YouTube videos on pandemic flu
A Pandemic Flu Primer poster
See our Environmental Health & Safety section for more information.
Materials for MTA Leaders
Local presidents can log in for information about local planning and bargaining issues.
Public Health Information
Mass. Dept. of Public Health Influenza Web Site
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
School & Campus Planning Checklists:
Prek-12 School Districts: http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/pdf/schoolchecklist.pdf
Higher Education: http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/pdf/colleges_universities.pdf
Centers for Disease Control Flu Information for Schools
World Health Organization
Podcast: All you have to do is wash your hands
Stopping Germs at Home, Work and School
Ounce of Prevention
Tips and streaming video about the steps and benefits of effective hand washing.
Clean Hands Saves Lives
BAM! Body and Mind. Teacher's Corner:
CDC TV - Put Your Hands Together
Cover your Cough Posters
The Deadly Virus
The influenza epidemic of 1918, which began in Massachusetts, swept the world, killing an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus. Documents and photos from the National Archives
Secrets of the Dead: Killer Flu
For middle and high school science classes, Uses the 1918 influenza pandemic to teach about the use of electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting. PBS also offers video clips from the Secrets of the Dead program through this Web site.
Geographic Diffusion of Disease: The Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919
National Geographic Society lesson plan for high schools.
Pandemics and Security
Developed by a former teacher for the Foreign Policy Association for high school social studies and current events classes.