Should the Government Regulate Genetic Testing?

This Should the Government Regulate Genetic Testing? lesson plan also includes:

To prepare for an informed discussion of some of the issues involved in the controversy surrounding the regulation of genetic testing, class members read an annotated article that details how the issue is presented in film and literature, an article that summarizes the basic arguments for and against regulation, and study a fact sheet. Using the provided information, individuals develop their personal stance on the issue.

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Pros

  • As part of the skill-building activity, class members learn to use an opinion continuum to chart responses of classmates
  • Included in the packet are an annotated academic reading passage, a fact sheet, links to teacher resources, and a grammar exercise
  • Consider using the series, in order, as weekly skill-building exercises
Cons

  • Class members with disabilities may find this an extremely difficult topic; carefully consider the content of the lesson and the composition of your class before using this resource