NAME: _______________________ DATE: ____________ BLOCK: _____
Students will research one bacterial or viral pathogen and produce a "Wanted Poster."
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
Causes the common cold
Pathogen Wanted Poster Rubric
Mug shot photo (electron micrograph or microscopic picture or
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
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
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:_______________
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.)
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Use capital letter also for first word in a subtitle.
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue
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
Neyhart, D, & Karper, E. (June 6, 2007). APA Stylistics: Basics. Retrieved Sept. 18, 2007, from
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