This is NOT your typical bioethics research project where students do cursory research and then write a paper, or have a debate, with little to no interaction or substance with the content or their classmates.
Right from the start, students are genuinely engaged through current, captivating TED talks that stimulate thinking and exploration of the most pressing bioethical topics of today, and those that will shape the future of the next generation. Students will experience and explain the intersection of law, science, popular opinion, and STEM as they deep dive into learning about their topic.
If taught in its entirety, there are four delineated sections with instructions: TED talks, current news search/research, writing an editorial/op-ed, and then presenting/guiding a discussion with the class, or groups of students. Administration can be an out of class assignment, during class assignment over several days, or some combination of both.The four sections stand alone, providing flexibility for the teacher.
The project is suitable for college prep, honors and AP students.
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