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.

Modules are mapped to Maine Learning Results in Health Education.

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 - 8

Total instructional time: 60 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 40 minutes for games)

Educator’s Resources

Interactive Group Activities

Take Home Activities

Tick Curriculum

Ticks can carry pathogens (or germs) that cause several diseases in humans and animals. Tickborne illnesses found in Maine include Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Powassan, and Borrelia miyamotoi. Lyme disease is the most common tickborne disease in Maine and is found in all 16 counties. Children in Maine ages 5 to 14 are a high-risk group for Lyme disease.

Target Audience: Grades 3 - 8

Total instructional time: 60 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 40 minutes for games)

Educator's Resources

Interactive Group Activities

Take Home Activities

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