Four Corners Hantavirus: Geography and Health

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will learn about hantavirus: how to prevent it and why this disease is prevalent in the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. They will also compare this disease to what they know about a more recent occurrence, Covid 19.
Ronald Dorn and Gale Ekiss
Grade Range: 
High School
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
15: How physical systems affect human systems
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future