Marked For Life
- Teacher: Donald E. Chamberlain
- Subject: Analysis of a videotape about genetic screening
- Grade Level(s): 10 11 12
- Target Audience: Biology I & II
- Materials Needed: VCR, copy of program
- Class Time: two class periods
- Brief Summary: As an introduction to Human Genetics, a copy of a 48 Hours program titled, "Marked for Life" is shown in two parts while students complete a study guide. The day following each part, groups are formed to further discuss scenarios from the video.
- Student Objective(s): To make students aware of certain genetic disorders and their effects on the lives of victims and their families. To make students aware of new methods of genetic screening and the social and personal ramifications of the technology.
- Integration (tying it all together): After discussing Mendelian genetics and some human genetics, this is used as an activity to introduce genetic conditions, genetic counseling and genetic screening.
- Description of Activities: On day 1, part 1 of the video is viewed and students complete a video guide. On day 2, class is divided into groups and discusses the work sheet. On day 3, part 2 of the video is viewed and students complete the video guide. On day 4, groups discuss the group worksheet.
- Further Information and References: A copy of this tape may be available from: Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., 1290 Avenue of the Americas,
Suite 2245, New York, NY 10104, 1-800-843-0048
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