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					NAME: _______________________ DATE: ____________ BLOCK: _____

Background Information:
Students will research one bacterial or viral pathogen and produce a "Wanted Poster."

Student Requirements:
Students select a pathogen (virus or bacteria) from the approved list. Students may research
a pathogen not listed only if it is approved by Mr. Hovan. They will then produce a wanted
poster with the given parameters.

Project Description/Abstract:
The Wanted Poster is to be on white, 8.5" x 11" paper. Your wanted poster must include the
information/sections described in the rubric. The rubric also shows the point value for each
section.

Procedure:
Students will have approximately one blocks to research their disease and make their poster.
Anything not finished in that time, must be completed outside of class.

Evaluation:
Students are graded by the specific criteria (see rubric). Students must list the sources they
used to find information for this project. See “APA Citations Basics” sheet. Students must use
a minimum of 2 sources.

HINTS:
Use PowerPoint and create one slide for your poster. Mr. Hovan can show you how to make it
print like a single, portrait page.

Your poster should differentiate between the pathogen and the disease that is caused by it.
For example, the wanted poster would be for the Rhinovirus…not the common cold. As an
example, a poster may be titled:

                                 Wanted: Rhinovirus
                                 Causes the common cold




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          Pathogen Wanted Poster Rubric

                                                                            Possible
                                CRITERIA
                                                                             Points
  Mug shot photo (electron micrograph or microscopic picture or
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  picture of person with symptoms)
  Type of microbe (virus or bacteria) and disease caused by it                 3
  Microbe’s “m.o” (How the organism attacks and spreads)                       4
  Most common victims to prey upon                                             3
  Hide out of the culprit (where it is most likely to be found – either a
                                                                               3
  specific body part or area of the world)
  Most common injury done to victim (symptoms)                                 4
  Is it considered armed and dangerous? (degree of damage caused)              3
  Number of victims (annual rate)                                              2
  Most effective weapons against the pathogen (treatments)                     3
  Five interesting facts not already included in above information             5
  Spelling/grammar/neatness/no plagiarism                                      5
  Creativity                                                                   5
  Use of class time                                                            5
  Sources must be listed in correct format. Sources not listed OR not
  listed correctly will receive no points. Must have minimum of 2              5
  sources with at least one from source other than website.
                                                         TOTAL POINTS          52




YOUR CHOICE OF PATHOGEN:_______________

DUE DATE:__________________________________




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APA Citation Basics

When using APA format, follow the author-date method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name
and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text: (Jones, 1998) A complete reference should
appear in the Reference List at the end of the paper.

Setting up the Reference List - Basic Rules

       All lines after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one-half inch from the
        left margin. This is called hanging indentation.
       Authors' names are inverted (last name first); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular
        work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six
        authors and then use et al. after the sixth author's name to indicate the rest of the authors.
       Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
       If you have more than one article by the same author, single-author references or multiple-author
        references with the exact same authors in the exact same order are listed in order by the year of
        publication, starting with the earliest.
       When referring to any work that is NOT a journal, such as a book, article, or Web page, capitalize only
        the first letter of the first word of a title and subtitle, the first word after a colon or a dash in the title, and
        proper nouns. Do not capitalize the first letter of the second word in a hyphenated compound word.
       Capitalize all major words in journal titles.
       Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals.
       Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or
        essays in edited collections.

Examples: (Please note: These are just a few of examples of the most common types of sources. If you have a
source that does not fit into one of these categories, you will have to look up how to properly record that source in
your Reference List.)


Books:
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Use capital letter also for first word in a subtitle.
        Location: Publisher.
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication.
        Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Periodical:
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue
         number), pages.
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and
         Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.

Nonperiodical Web Document, Web Page, or Report:
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved month day, year, from
         http://Web address.
Neyhart, D, & Karper, E. (June 6, 2007). APA Stylistics: Basics. Retrieved Sept. 18, 2007, from
         http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/




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              MICROBE/PATHOGEN LIST
Pathogen                            Disease
Rhinovirus                          Common cold
Influenza virus                     Influenza
Polio virus                         Poliomyelitis
Variola                             Small pox
Rubella                             German Measles
Varicella                           Chicken pox
Ebola virus                         Ebola
Hepatitis B Virus I                 Hepatitis B
Herpes simplex virus                Cold Sores
Varicella zoster                    Shingles
Corona Virus                        SARS
HIV(human immunodeficiency virus)   AIDS
Syphilus                            Treponema pallidum
Coxsackievirus A16                  Hand, foot, and mouth disease
Bacillus anthracis                  Anthrax
Bordetella pertussis                Whooping cough
Clostridium botulinum               Botulism
Clostridium tetani                  Tetanus
Mycobacterium leprae                Leprosy (Hansen's disease)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis          Tuberculosis
Neisseria gonorrhoeae               Gonorrhea
Neisseria meningitidis              Spinal meningitis
Salmonella typhi                    Typhoid fever
Salmonella typhimurium              Food poisoning
Shigella dysenteriae                Dysentery
Streptococcus pneumoniae            Pneumonia
Streptococcus (group A)             Scarlet fever
Vibrio cholerae                     Cholera
Streptococcus pyogenes              Impetigo
Borrelia burgdorferi                Lyme disease
Peptic ulcers                       Helicobacter pylori
Bubonic plague                      Yersinia pestis




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