jectures. Post papers on the class Web site, and solicit expert and peer commentary.

Delivery: Organized description/listing of electronic resources on a variety of diseases in laymen's language

Background: The project essays should consider the following points:

  • What are the alternative treatments that are effective for this disease? How do the treatments address the specific symptoms of the disease? What are the short-term and long-term consequences of the treatments?
  • What social support systems are necessary to wage a successful battle against this disease? When have social support systems succeeded, and which ones? What social supports are right for this situation?
  • What changes in lifestyle and diet are necessary for accommodating the symptoms and the condition of this life-threatening disease? How can these changes best be implemented and made effective?
  • What other issues related to the disease are important, such as environmental factors, transmission, and discrimination? How can these be dealt with?

Pedagogy: Students will work in teams. The project will be carried out over an extended period, perhaps eight to ten weeks, with the final week devoted to student reflection on lessons learned. This project enhances researching skills and synthesis of complex information, as well as effective electronic presentation of complex data.

A.8 Home Page Design Project3

Module Placement: A project for a high school computer science, English, physical science, or social science class, or an after-school activity

Task: This project requires students to design a home page for their school. The purpose of the home page is to provide information for parents researching information on the school, as well as children interested in finding out more about the school.

Delivery: A home page for a pre-college school


Project jointly conceived and developed with the following individuals: Michael Clancy, Eyi Chen, Tamar Posner, Lani Horn, Andrew Begel, Ricky Tang, and Phillip Bell.

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