The Fundamentals of Lyme Disease

Children are at the greatest risk for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. You can help keep them safe by teaching the fundamentals of tick bite prevention.

It’s Time to Be Lyme Alert is a fun, interactive curriculum designed by GLA in partnership with educators to be shared in the classroom, at camp and other youth-focused organizations. The curriculum, available in three age-group levels, includes a student workbook that outlines the objectives and key talking points, along with a supporting teachers’ guide.


Elementary School (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)

Students will learn from age-appropriate characters using fun, interactive content.
Objectives: Learn how to identify ticks, understand where ticks live, and know what to do if they find a tick.

Middle School (6th grade)

This program teaches about tick bite prevention and common symptoms of Lyme disease through the use of interactive puzzles, word games, and quizzes.
Objectives: Learn how to identify ticks, know what to do when they find a tick, and gain a greater understanding Lyme disease.

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High School (9th grade and above)

This program is designed specifically for the high school audience. It teaches students not only about prevention but how to identify signs and symptoms of the illness, including the psychological, social and emotional impact of Lyme disease.

The high school curriculum is accompanied by a video, “Living the Lyme Life. Moderator Ally Hilfiger talks with three teenagers who share their stories about what it’s like to live with Lyme disease, including the physical, emotional and cognitive impact.





Children and Lyme >

Children are at the highest risk of Lyme disease, especially those ages 3-14. Learn basic tips to prevent tick bites. More

About GLA >

GLA’s primary focus is on accelerating the development of more effective methods of diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease. More

Physician's Training Program >

GLA is pleased to support our world-renowned TBD Training Program, also known as the Physician’s Training Program, allowing medical practitioners to train with a designated tick-borne disease specialist. More