Project Power: The intersections of race and science

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Students grapple with the intersection of race, ethics, & science after watching the Netflix film "Project Power".

Topics covered:

  • The Race Gap in Honors Classes
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Ethics in Science
  • The Tuskeegee Study
  • Technology and Race
  • Henrietta Lacks

Essential Questions:

  1. What is significant about New Orleans? 
  2. Who is deemed knowledgeable?
  3. What role do ethics play in research?
  4. Who is Henrietta Lacks?
  5. What is the impact of scientific exploitation?
Total Pages
21 pages
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Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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