This lesson is intended to help you understand that an individual’s genetic makeup combines with environmental factors such as nutrition, access to healthcare, and social experience to shape his or her experience of the disease. An important point the lesson conveys is that the incidence of the disease is not correlated with skin color (“race”).
Through this Family Health History lesson, students will understand the value of having a family health history. Students will learn interview techniques to gather information about their own family health history. The goal is to help students assess their own risk factors and to make informed decisions
The Melanoma Education Foundation is committed to providing free melanoma education and encourages you to review and download the PDFs. Feel free to print and distribute these materials to your students.
Students can use this tool, from the Surgeon General, to
You probably know someone who has had cancer, perhaps an older friend or relative. Read on in this resource to learn about cancer and how it's treated.
This resource provides information about the following topics:
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the "Athletics and Genetics" lesson plan. This resource is a lesson plan about genetic testing in sports. The resource also provides additional lesson plans to expand your lesson plan about the standard "Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health." The resource provides an overview of personal genetics to prepare you to teach the lesson on "Athletics and Genetics." The Athletics and Genetics lesson plan includes a do now exercise, pair-share exercise, a PowerPoint, and scenarios.
This free resource is a PowerPoint presentation from CTE Online covering the cardiovascular system. The powerpoint contains multiple embedded links to YouTube videos and animated text narrations of the human body.
Learn about the difficulties that arise from identifying the genetic causes of diseases for which there currently is no cure and explore the potential for gene therapy to one day cure diseases like Alzheimer's, in this video segment from the Secret of Life School Video: "Genetic Medicine: Tinkering with Our Genes."
In this activity, students learn how mutations in a gene can cause disease. They simulate the inheritance patterns of several different diseases caused by recessive genes. They learn how some recessive genes confer an advantage in the heterozygous state in certain environments. Finally, they identify and research five genetic disorders they would like to know more about and present their findings to the class.