The Facts and the Figures written by Catharine Niuzzo Honaman

Research project lesson in which students research a public health issue in order to disseminate facts about the issue via a bookmark (assessment).  This lesson plan includes embedded assessment, activities, materials, and curriculum connections to science. Allows students to define a public health issue and research it. Students then decide what information is most relevant to the public by placing it on a bookmark for u201cpublication.u201d This resource allows for extensive connections to science and health.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3002.4.1
Define and narrow a problem or research topic.
 
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Learning objectives: 

Students will be able to:

  • Gather information on a focused topic dealing with a public health issue;
  • Consult enough sources to compile sufficient information to create a public service message about a public health issue;
  • Accurately and thoroughly document where each piece of information was found.

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Analyzing

Helpful Hints

Materials:

  • Access to computer lab for students to write up their fact sheets/compilation of research notes

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