Smallpox – A Short History of Vaccination (Part 2)

Janet Parker was the last person in the world to die from smallpox in 1978. She was working as a scientific photographer above one of the labs at Birmingham Medical School. The lab was working with smallpox and Parker contracted the disease on August 11th. She would die a month later.This event shook the world not only because the last smallpox case in the UK was 5 years prior, but because smallpox was on its way to being confined to the history books. … More Smallpox – A Short History of Vaccination (Part 2)

Activities from Home #6: Early Canadian Societies (Grades 3-4)

Explore the interactions between European and Indigenous peoples prior to 1713 and the resulting consequences in relation to medicine and the spread of disease. Demonstrate the contributions made by Indigenous peoples to current medical practices by learning to create a poultice; a paste made of anti-inflammatory ingredients as an early 18th century medical apprentice. … More Activities from Home #6: Early Canadian Societies (Grades 3-4)

Activities from Home #4: Mixing Medicine and Media (Grades 6-8)

Students will apply their knowledge of the evolution of pharmaceutical medicines in health care and the function of medicinal ingredients to create their own tincture in alignment with historical practices. Students will also apple their understanding of past pharmaceutical advertising methods, and prevalence of Patent Medicine in historical societies to create their own Patent Medicine trading card. … More Activities from Home #4: Mixing Medicine and Media (Grades 6-8)

Activities from Home #6: Early Canadian Societies (Grades 5-6)

Explore the interactions between European and Indigenous peoples prior to 1713 and the resulting consequences in relation to medicine and the spread of disease. Demonstrate the contributions made by Indigenous peoples to current medical practices by learning to create a poultice; a paste made of anti-inflammatory ingredients as an early 18th century medical apprentice. … More Activities from Home #6: Early Canadian Societies (Grades 5-6)

Activities from Home #5: Ancient Societies & Wellness (Grades 4-6)

Students will apply their knowledge of advancements in healthcare practices in ancient societies to complete this activity. Students will exercise their understanding of standards of practice dating to ancient Egypt, and the intersection with Egyptian religious beliefs to simulate mummification and burial practices. … More Activities from Home #5: Ancient Societies & Wellness (Grades 4-6)

Activities from Home #4: Mixing Medicine and Media (Grades 4-5)

Students will apply their knowledge of the evolution of pharmaceutical medicines in health care and the function of medicinal ingredients to create their own tincture in alignment with historical practices. Students will also apple their understanding of past pharmaceutical advertising methods, and prevalence of Patent Medicine in historical societies to create their own Patent Medicine trading card. … More Activities from Home #4: Mixing Medicine and Media (Grades 4-5)

“Something Permanent for the Country”: The Sir Oliver Mowat Memorial Tuberculosis Sanatorium

An often overlooked part of Kingston’s rich medical history, the Sir Oliver Mowat Memorial Tuberculosis Sanatorium, or simply the Mowat Sanatorium, enjoyed an important, if short-lived, role in the fight against tuberculosis in Canada. … More “Something Permanent for the Country”: The Sir Oliver Mowat Memorial Tuberculosis Sanatorium

Activities at Home #4: Infection Inspection (Grades 7-8)

Apply knowledge of bacterial and viral infections, and demonstrate how immunization can effectively limit the spread of illness and contribute to overall community safety. Learn of ongoing healthcare issues including the spread of vaccine misinformation, and critically analyze health claims using substantiated evidence. … More Activities at Home #4: Infection Inspection (Grades 7-8)

Activities at Home #4: Infection Inspection (Grades 9-11)

Apply knowledge of bacterial and viral infections, and demonstrate how immunization can effectively limit the spread of illness and contribute to overall community safety. Learn of ongoing healthcare issues including the spread of vaccine misinformation, and critically analyze health claims using substantiated evidence. … More Activities at Home #4: Infection Inspection (Grades 9-11)