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A Clone of Your Own: The Legal Issues and the Future of Genetic Engineering on Humans
Twelfth graders define cloning in their own words and examine the different types of cloning. After reading an article, they summarize it in their own words and use the internet to research the history of cloning. In groups, they participate in an experiment in which they simulate the process of bacterial cloning.
12th Science 12 Views 40 Downloads
Feeling for Answers
Students consider the legal issues related to a suicidal or depressed college student by reading and discussing the article, "Laws Limit Options When a Student Is Mentally Ill." They write essays considering how the events at Virginia Tech should be used to amend existing laws or to add new laws.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Another Look at School Safety
Students research crime and violence in their district, including finding out what has been discussed about safety and addition of surveillance cameras.Students conduct interviews and explore the legal issues involved. After all information is collected, they write a news feature or in-depth, explaining the situation at the school, giving all sides - pros and cons.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Learners analyze the Constitution's wording regarding impeachment and discuss the impeachment process. They then design a survey based on student-generated questions about the charges against President Clinton and write a letter to the President expressing their opinions and offering advice.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
The Class Garden Essay
Fifth graders use a class garden as inspiration for a specific writing assignment. They conduct research into different types of flowers in photo images taken with a digital camera. Students write a creative essay and draw a picture to accompany it using drawing software.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Guilty to a Fault
Students consider the moral and legal issues involved in distinguishing a verdict of murder from one of manslaughter (criminally negligent homicide) and write an essay describing the issues involved in the case that was researched.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 93 Downloads
Outdoor Classroom's for the '90s Student
Students relish in experiencing an outdoor classroom. Students sign a contract stating that they will follow the rules of the outdoor classroom. Students help to keep the outdoor classroom clean and up to date with all the needed provisions.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Legal Aspects of Tissue Transplantation
Students investigate the current legal status of fetal tissue transplantation, including current, legislation and court cases. They engage in role play discussion of a specific case study and explore the ethical controversies surrounding this procedure.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Implications of the Human Genome Project
Students study the Human Genome Project through classroom discussion and the video, Cracking the Code of Life. They research reports about the issues of disease, human health, and the ethical, legal, and societal implications of the Human Genome Project.
10th - 12th Science 6 Views 10 Downloads
Students are actively involved in presenting some of the issues in implanting previously frozen embryos through a cooperative learning lesson. This lesson helps students to develop decision-making skills through discussing various types of assisted reproduction are currently available and under what circumstances this process may be used through role-play.
9th - Higher Ed Science 6 Views 21 Downloads
Surviving the Teenage Years
Learners examine how to survive the teenage years and beyond. They research and collect data pertaining to career choices, health issues and legal concerns. Students develop a brochure about how to survive the teenage years.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 28 Downloads
Legal Aspects Of Fetal Tissue Transportation
Students investigate the current legal status of fetal tissue transplantation. Students engage in a role play discussion of a specific case study. Students explore the ethical controversies surrounding this procedure. Students formulate and defend an opinion.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Cell Phones: Immoral, Illegal or Just Plain Rude?
Students explore the various uses of cell phones. In this health lesson, students discuss the ten commandments of cell phone use and create a list of situations for cell phone use. Students view three websites that say cell phones are harmful and then search for websites that refute these charges.
5th - 6th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 15 Downloads
Discovering and Understanding Propagand
Ninth graders investigate the various types of propaganda. They select issues of significance to them and use the techniques of propaganda to design and create posters depicting the chosen topics. Students may use word processing, drawing and painting programs.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads