Genetics, Jobs and Your Rights

Your class will read an overview of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, passed in 2008 and address the question of whether or not genetic information should be used to influence our career paths. In jigsaw style, they then are given different news articles to read and teach to others in the class. The different disorders highlighted include: narcolepsy, sickle cell, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Provides a link for instruction in the jigsaw technique
  • Meets a few Common Core State Standards
  • A controversial topic is sure to be of high interest in your class discussions
Cons

  • None