Athletics and Genetics

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Athletics and Genetics


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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


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 alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Tags: Athletics, Family History, Genetics, Health Conditions, Health Education, Heredity, Personal Health
License Type: Public Domain
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit

Estimated Class Time: 85 minutes

Class Size: 32 students

You may need an interactive board, projector, or student access to devices to display the PowerPoint.

All of the lesson plans in this resource contain background reading for teachers and students, a selection of classroom activities, discussion points, in some cases a slide presentation or video clip, and an evaluation. Each lesson can stand alone, or all the lessons can be taught as a unit.


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Author: Amber Ensley
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit