Protecting Athletes with Genetic Conditions: Sickle Cell Trait

Should school and professional teams test athletes for sickle cell trait? Will it protect them by providing knowledge or lead to discrimination by not allowing them to participate in sports? After learning about this genetic disorder, high schoolers work in a group to take on a different role and a write proposal for a policy that reflects their viewpoint.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Fosters discussion and collaboration
  • Meets Common Core State Standards in individual subject literacy
  • Provides links to quality related resources
Cons

  • None