Day 2

Flowers for Algernon Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Charlie and Informed Consent

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    To understand the concept of informed consent and how it applies to the novel.

    Common Core Standards:



    One of the foundational principles of modern medical ethics is a concept called informed consent. "Informed consent" means that a patient must fully understand their treatment in order to be able to agree to it. When a patient is considered unable to give consent on their own (in the case of intellectual disability, severe mental illness, Alzheimer's disease, or other cognitive factors), their doctor must obtain the consent of...

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