Teacher Guide

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Some of the material in the book is disturbing, and it's possible that students will struggle with it emotionally. Provide a classroom space where students believe they are allowed to, and feel capable of, expressing their perspectives without malice towards classmates.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student essays. For the sake of improving their written expression, teachers should encourage students to write on topics that have been discussed in class, this time in the more formal writing...

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