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group project: teaching a lesson on cancer
OBJECTIVE: CREATE AN ENGAGING AND INTERESTING 30-MINUTE LESSON ON ONE ASPECT OF CANCER THAT YOU WILL TEACH TO THE CLASS
- You and your group will create a 30-minute lesson on one aspect of cancer that you will teach to the rest of the class.
- Below are six topics to choose from. You may decide as a class which group will take which topic, or we can assign them randomly.
- Your group may also choose an altogether different topic, as long as it doesn't overlap with what other groups are doing (you must get an OK from me).
- In addition to teaching the lesson, you must also create a tri-fold poster that exhibits an explanation of your topic. This poster is not intended to be used during your lesson.
- Be creative - you may create handouts, have students engaged in hands-on activities, give a quiz, show a short video, create a powerpoint/prezi, etc.
- The rubric for the project is attached below.
- You will be working on the project in class for a week or so.
- DO NOT rely on printers in the building working, or on being able to leave class to print. Try and print on your own time and bring any printouts to class.
- The project (including the poster) must be completed by end of class THURSDAY 3/14 (lessons will be delivered on Friday 3/15 and Monday 3/18).
TOPICS TO CHOOSE FROM
- Categories and types of cancer
- Effects of genetics and the environment on cancer
- How clinical trails work
- The past, present, and future of cancer treatment
- Cancer around the world (and over time)
- The cellular mechanism of cancer