The Great Vaccine Debate (enrichment activity)
2-3 hours HISTORY, SCIENCE, English
History: Did people support Dr Jenner and vaccination in the early 19th Century
Science: Did vaccination work and was it safe?
A two-part history and science activity that develops children’s ability to understand and use sources to answer history and science questions. First, children imagine themselves as historians writing a biography of Edward Jenner. Then they imagine themselves as MPs from Jenner’s time and take part in a debate about vaccination that took place in Parliament in real life in 1802.