While Flowers for Algernon is a work of fiction, there are many people who are willing to participate in experimental treatments in real life, especially if their treatment options are limited. Looking at three articles, one informational, one pro, and one con, students will better understand the advantages and disadvantages of participating in experimental medical treatments. This is a great resource to use to help students construct arguments in preparation for the Mock Trial.
"What is Friederich's Ataxia?" (informational)
"Why Participate in Clinical Trials?" (Pro)
"6 Hospitalized, One of Them Brain-Dead, After Drug Trial in France" (con)
The handouts that you are purchasing are discussion questions for the articles listed above. The modified articles, which I found for free online and are used as the basis for these handouts, are linked in the directions of each handout. The links take you to google documents. I have modified the articles in the following ways:
You are purchasing the discussion questions only, not the articles.
This product also includes an answer key.