School Curricula

Maine CDC Division of Disease Surveillance designed and piloted school-based modules on various topics. Programs are free and include downloadable and printable: educator's guides, presentations, activity books, interactive activity instructions, and pre- and post-tests and answer keys.

School Intervention Sign-up Form (Word)

Modules are mapped to Maine Learning Results in Health Education.

On this page:

Mosquito Curriculum

Mosquitoes can spread several viruses and diseases in humans and animals. The two main viruses in Maine that are transmitted by mosquitoes are Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus and West Nile virus (WNV). Children in Maine ages 5-14 are a high-risk group for these viruses.

Target audience: grades 3-5

Total instructional time: 50 minutes

Educator’s Resources

Interactive Group Activities

Take Home Activities

Instructor Feedback (*Word)

Target Audience: 6-8th

Total instructional time: 50 minutes

Educator's Resources

Interactive Group Activities

Directions (PDF)

  1. ANSWER KEY Middle School Anatomy Puzzle (PDF)
  2. Bingo Questions 6th-8th (PDF)
  3. Fight the Bite Mosquito Trivia Face Off (PDF)
  4. Mosquito Anatomy Labels (PDF)
  5. Mosquito Anatomy Puzzle (PDF)
  6. Mosquito Bingo Boards 6th-8th (PDF)
  7. Vocabulary Cards (PDF)

Instructor Feedback (*Word)

Download the entire Middle School Mosquito curriculum (Zip*)

Tick Curriculum

Ticks can carry several diseases that affect humans and animals. Tick-borne illnesses recognized in Maine include Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, and Powassan. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in Maine and is found in all 16 counties. Children in Maine ages 5-14 are a high-risk group for Lyme disease.

Target Audience: 3-5th

Interactive Group Activities

Take Home Activities

Target Audience: 6-8th

Total instructional time: 50 minutes

Educator's Resources

Interactive Group Activities

  1. 6-8th-Tick-Tac-Toe-Questions.pdf
  2. Tick-ID-Answer-Key-for-Pictures.pdf
  3. Tick-ID-pictures.pdf
  4. Tick-Identification-Worksheet.pdf
  5. Tick-Tag-Questions.pdf

Instructor Feedback (*Word)

Download the entire Middle School Ticks curriculum (Zip*)

Additional Educational Materials

"Ticks: Know Your Enemy" Educational Powerpoint Presentation

Sesame Street Movie "Lyme Disease: Facts for Kids"

You may download Do a Tick Check (42MB) or view it below.

Do A Tick Check

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