Activity 4E: Location, Location, Location Activity Suggestion

This activity suggestion describes how specific content might be taught to middle school students. It does not contain fully developed lesson materials, which we hope to develop under future funding in this content area. Any feedback on how you are able to use this lesson suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Your comments can be sent to us at teachhealthk-12@uthscsa.edu.

The purpose of this activity is to introduce atherosclerosis, discuss its manifestation, and explore how it can lead to heart attacks, strokes, gangrene and amputations. This activity will also examine the risk factors for atherosclerosis and what can and can’t be done to prevent this alarming condition.


Atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, gangrene, amputation

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Unit Reference: 
Inflamm-O-Wars: Silent Battles within Your Cardiovascular System
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Lesson 4: Inflamm-O-Stories: Progression and Regression of Atherosclerosis