Everyone's A Doctor: The Web and Public Health
Kind of Activity:
Students will understand the impact of self-diagnosis on one's mental state.
Common Core Standards:
Divide the students into groups of 3-4 and assign each group a group of symptoms. The symptoms assigned should not directly correlate to known illnesses - at least not intentionally. In their groups, students will use online health portals to research their symptoms and figure out their illness. Different groups should use different portals: WebMD, Mayo Clinic, Healthline, and Cleveland Clinic are all options. This should take about ten...
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