- These presentations
are the culminating activity in the Teen Health 8 Noncommunicable
Disease Unit. Students research selected noncommunicable diseases
using the Internet as their main source of information. (See
Noncommunicable Disease Topics)
Students spend five days conducting Internet research in the computer
lab. At the same time they develop a PowerPoint presentation with
their findings. Projects are saved in the student's network folder.
Most students spend addional time completing the project outside of
- The presentation is
delivered to the class. A grade is given based on specific guidelines.
- Members of the class
take notes on all presentations. At the end of the presentations,
each student writes an essay that compares and contrasts the diseases
that were presented. Students develop their own "10 Most Serious
Diseases" list based on number of cases, mortality rates, etc.
When the essays are turned in students discuss and defend their decisions.