We have recently read about a disease that is spreading among the people of Haiti called Cholera. Many of you were deeply moved to know that the people of Haiti were still living in such bad conditions and were also infected with a disease. Learning about other parts of the world and how they are living not only makes us appreciate what we have but also creates in us a heart that wants to help others.

As we continue to learn about others around the world, I hope to see your focus and attitude change about your life and the lives of others.

The article this week is about the people in Africa and a disease they too are fighting. As you read this article, please think about how you would feel in their situations.
 
Please comment on the article. Bring out something about the article that interested you or that was surprising to you!
Think about these questions as you read...

1. What is Malaria?
2. How does in compare to Cholera?
3. Who are affected by Malaria?
4. Why do you think this disease does not exist in America?
5. How can people help the people in Africa?
6. If this is so serious, why do you think that more people don't do something to help?
7. Look at when this article was written. Do you think this article is considered current news? Why or why not? Do you think this is still a problem?

Now click on this article and read it.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/malaria/

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Mama Berta holds her grandchild Beatrice who has had malaria twice.

Assignment Due: Friday January 28th at 2:00pm

Be sure to comment on the article and comment on another student's comment.

***Remember this Wednesday at 10:15 a.m., we will be skyping with Stacey Pool, a teacher in the Congo in Africa. Be thinking about the questions you want to ask her after reading this article.

 


Garrett the farret
01/24/2011 11:00

wow!this is so sad i can not belive that a kid in africa dies every 30 seconds.we need to help them with this horriable sickness.

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HeLeN
01/24/2011 11:01

Mosquitoes are the things that start malaria.

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Garrett the farrett
01/24/2011 11:06

i think we should give them money to help them from the sickness.

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Garrett the farrett
01/24/2011 11:08

we should kill the mosquitoes.helen ya the evil little pest started the sickness.

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kenya
01/24/2011 11:18

i would go down there and give them any thing i have on me i would even give give them money any thing until they get well i would even build them new homes.

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kenya
01/24/2011 11:19

i woudnt agree with garrett thats mean garrett

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Garrett the farrett
01/24/2011 11:20

relly good idea kenya give them money

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kenya
01/24/2011 11:22

i would give them my hole room if i could.

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aj
01/24/2011 11:23

im alergic to masgtios i know what the itching feels like but i dont have a diasese from them

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aj
01/24/2011 11:27

i would hate to be one of them we need to help cure the sickness by giving them medicine ,money for protection ,and eliminating the masqitos

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aj
01/24/2011 11:28

they really need help.i hope they survive

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aj
01/24/2011 11:29

this more tragic than hati i think

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ben the hen
01/24/2011 13:55

1.Malaria is a tipe of sickness that is caused by a mosquito.

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B.A.M. the CAM
01/24/2011 14:10

I can't belive that 3,000 people die in every day, I think we have build big houses in there and tie with mesh so the evil mosquitoes can't come and we have to donate the spray that kill the evil mosquitoes like anything

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M.A.B. with the sciene LAB
01/24/2011 14:15

I know it AJ, it's more tragidic because in Africa,people are dieing countineously and in Hatti, people died on only the earthquake.

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Brody
01/24/2011 15:30

That's horrible! I'm really glad I don't have malaria. I going to start killing mosqitos just like Garrett and Helen said.

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Brody
01/24/2011 15:34

Whoops, I forgot the letter U in mosquitos.

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Brody
01/24/2011 15:36

Malaria is a disease carried by mosquitos.

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lilmisstwighlightfreak(anais)
01/24/2011 16:32

1.a deadly disease caused by mosquitoes

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lilmisstwighlightfreak
01/24/2011 16:40

It is really sad that 3,000 people die each day :(

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lilmisstwighlightfreak
01/24/2011 16:44

I agree with Garrett that we should give them money to help them with everything.

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jenny
01/24/2011 18:27

In Gt we talked about malaria. It's amazing that even just some live through it.

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jenny
01/24/2011 18:32

I would hate to be one of the people who have Malaria.

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melani.j
01/25/2011 11:07

can't we do somthing to help them

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melani.j
01/25/2011 11:16

i can't belive that every 30 seconds children die cause to malaria and that every day 3,000 people die cause to it to.

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$$$Reagan$$$
01/25/2011 15:34

I would hate to have malaria because you can die in 30 seconds and I can't believe 3,000 people died of malaria it's just very sad to hear and read.

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Reagan!!!!!!
01/25/2011 15:38

Good point there Melani we should give money to them and can't beileve that too!

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!!!madeline!!!
01/25/2011 16:27

wow!!! I'm just glad i dont have mararia and the disease that is spreading. Those mosquitos must be REALLY REALLY BAD there.

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!!!madeline!!!
01/25/2011 16:36

WOW!!! I'm so happy there's a thing to stop malaria, it's called ''Malaria No More'', if they didn't have that thing to stop malaria that would be so bad. The disease would spead around SO MUCH.

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!!!madeline!!!
01/25/2011 16:44

Good point Aj, we should give them midicine, money for protection, and make those mosquitos. If only there was some mosquito spray, and when you sprayed it all the mosquitos would just start disappering.

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!!!madeline!!!
01/25/2011 16:51

OPPS!!!
the one I'm writing right above it was supposed to say, and make those mosquitos GO AWAY.

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aj
01/26/2011 09:30

i know right or like they could come here but, i do not want to ruin their spearetul minds

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carson is a awesome guy
01/26/2011 09:42

If I were a kid with that diease that kills, I would be worried so much!I would need to find help fast even though not much help from americans would be around the tent homes.Americans stop the diasese but aren't many americans around the tent homes.From pictures I've saw anyway.I scramble around to the rubble to find help......................
to be continued

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carson is a awesome guy
01/26/2011 10:51

I realized looking for help in the rubble was going to be harder than I thought.With my diease it was hard for me to move rocks and sometimes walk.I was getting weaker every minute and soon I really thought I wouldn't make it.my mom or dad not knowing where I was!I felt so worried but I truded on thinking about help and medicine.Soon I realized the chances of finding help were gone.I ran back to my tent home to find my parents knowing I was going to die there but then I herd voices in the distance!I started to run the way where the voices were coming from.then I saw tons of hope before my eyes!There was a rescue place full of americans who had set up a huge tent to help the sick people from the diasese cholera!I ran toward the people knowing I was proably going to survive.Three months later I was full of good health.I was saved!

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kenya
01/26/2011 12:14

make sure you stay in houuse so u coudnt get sick

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##Helen##
01/26/2011 13:27

I know Anais that is sad.

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Landyn
01/26/2011 14:40

Oh my goodness!!! I can't believe that poor little girl is only two, and has had Malaria twice already! I always here people talking about how bad Malaria is, but not once have I heard anyone say, " I just donated money to help stop Malaria." Even just $10.00 would be fine. You know what they say, " Every penny counts! "

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Landyn
01/26/2011 14:52

You're totally right A.J. it could be more trajic then Haiti! We really need to try and find a way to help the people of Africa! Everyone needs to ask their pen-pal if any one in their family has this terribal diseas. Then ask if they are able to aford the medicine for it. If they can't, you could ask how much it is. If it's not too expensive, maybe you could send them the money.

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Bryson
01/26/2011 16:22

wow I wish I could help.I wonder if it can spread
?I also wonder how many people have died from it? That sad.

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Emma
01/26/2011 16:28

WOW that is soooo sad i wish i could help.Do we have it here???





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Emma
01/26/2011 16:31

I know Landyn that is sad when she is only 2 years old and has had malaria twice.



:(

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Rhey
01/26/2011 18:52

It would be terrible if we had malaria here. And I hope that Africans can find a way to control this.

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Jenny
01/26/2011 19:03

Good quote Landyn, I like how you donated to help malaria.

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Mrs. McBride
01/26/2011 19:32

Carson, I love how you took the last article and made it into a narrative. It was neat how you took the facts and wrote a piece of realistic fiction based on it. It was very inspiring.

Landyn, you have a good plan. I like how you thought of a way to take action right away. Our pen pals may not know anyone that is poor and has malaria, but you can always ask in your letter.

Madeline, I am so glad you noticed the website, NO MORE MALARIA. It is connected to the article and would be an interesting link to read up on to see how we can help!!!!

I also like how some of you are comparing this disease to cholera. Both can be deadly, but why?

Also, why do you think Malaria is not here in the United States? And if it was would it be a problem?

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Mrs. McBride
01/26/2011 19:33

LAST THING...If this disease it so bad and can be deadly, why do you think more people who have money don't help? Explain.

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emily
01/27/2011 13:38

i never knew that every 3 seconds children die from malaria every day:(

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emily
01/27/2011 13:40

i agree with garrett,we should send money

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Benjamin
01/27/2011 17:33

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benjamin
01/27/2011 17:49

I did not know this but Malaria exists in Central and South America,and parts of Asia and Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.About 1 person in the world dies from Malaria every 30 seconds.

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benjamin
01/27/2011 17:54

Thats a really good question Mrs.McBride but I dont know the anwser.

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benjamin
01/27/2011 18:03

Great quote Garrett!!!I would give them money if I could to heal there sicknesses.

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Anna
01/27/2011 18:20

wow! i never knew that malaria is such a
deadly deasize and that many people die from it less than 30 seconds

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Anna
01/27/2011 18:30

Good point Garrett! I think that is a great
idea to kill the mosquitoes I am very sure
that will help Africa`s commuinity.

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Mason
01/27/2011 18:39

From the article I learned that malaria is a very bad disease. There are things that can be done to stop it. It would stop if the mosquitos die. Also, the people can sleep under nets. This is a current problem in Africa.

I agree with you, Jenny. I would also hate to have malaria.

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tate
01/27/2011 18:51

malaria can kill millions of Africa people.

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tate
01/27/2011 18:54

Mason I was thinking the same ting

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jackson
01/28/2011 05:29

i wonder if they'll make a walking net that glows, so we can go outside at night and not get bitten by misqetos.

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DOUGLAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01/28/2011 05:44

children are affected by malaria more than audlts are but they are both affected by malaria.

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douglas
01/28/2011 05:47

carson i liked the way you acted like you had malaria

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Rhey
01/28/2011 05:50

Thats a funny and good idea Jackson, we should have glow in the dark misqetonet nets so we can go outside at night and not get bitten by misqetos.

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jackson
01/28/2011 06:57

likely story carson!!!!

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shelby
01/28/2011 09:04

i hate misqetos they are very deadly Carson i lke the way you made maliara a narritive.

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h3l3n
01/29/2011 11:46

I agree with shelby.

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helen#@$%^&*()
01/30/2011 17:14

BRODY!! I NEVER SAID I WOULD START KILLING MOSQUTOS!! But okay.

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01/25/2012 07:34

will return soon

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Nice one info, thanks

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02/25/2012 21:33

Thanks for data

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03/24/2012 01:01

Nice post dude

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03/30/2012 14:14

Nice post dude

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07/16/2012 13:42

Good article dude

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