Culminating Task Resources
The topic of genetic disorders and genetic testing often raises many legal, social and ethical issues that become quite apparent and prevalent when teaching this topic in detail. The many different stakeholders that exist within the issues surrounding genetic testing and genetic disorders paves the way for a wonderful opportunity to have students showcase their knowledge through the use of a case study or class debate framework. Given below are detailed resources that can be used when creating a culminating or summative task around the topic of genetic disorders.
The resource given below contains multiple suggestions for bio-ethical debate topics along with accompanying suggestions for debate statements and an outline of a typical debate format. Click below to download the student copy of "bio-ethical debates" courtesy of the Ontario Genomics Institute.
The resource given below contains multiple suggestions for bio-ethical debate topics along with a student checklist and complete assignment rubric. Click below to download the student copy of "Bioethics Debate Project" courtesy of the Halton District School Board.