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Students examine several items from this online exhibition to learn about how people were exposed to lead in the past. Their research health effects of lead poisoning and create informational posters about lead at homes, schools, and workplaces.

Educators are welcome to adapt these resources to their students' interests and desired learning outcomes.

Book page that reads “the flake and his secret plan.”

Getting Informed about Lead: Then and Now

History & Social Studies: Health Education
Students examine examples of past cases of lead poisoning and use primary and secondary sources to research and create lead-poisoning prevention posters.