Previously students have explored medical advances developed
around the world that have helped them in the past and
also in the present; but what do the current medical
advances and research hold for tomorrow? How do social
values impact medical research?
Students will be partnered to conduct an internet search
(at school) and newspaper
search (at home) to
look for ongoing medical research taking place today.
Key words to help get them started for their internet
search are: clinical trials, innovative medical research,
stem cell research, cancer research, cloning research,
pharmaceutical testing, etc.
b. Newspaper sections to look at: front page, health
and lifestyle sections, science sections, wanted
or classifieds (for studies), pharmaceutical ads,
Students will describe the medical research, where it
is taking place, and the purpose of
The students will critically review the issues of controversy
around this topic and present
one side of the issue.
3. Each student is responsible for creating an
8 _ by 11 sheet ‘poster’ in which
they communicate their stance through catchy
slogans and support their
stance with facts, statistics, and imagery.
Student research will be presented in pairs
to the class in 1 minute ‘bytes’ as
they display their ‘posters’.
Students will reflect and
address how this new research could change people’s
lives in the present and future.
through newspapers and/or current magazines for articles about
current medical research.