Henrietta Lacks Curriculum Extensions 2022
Middle and High School
This resource helps students uncover the historic and scientific connections that abound within the text. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is a story no young adult should miss, as it brings an interdisciplinary lens to studies of science, history, civics, ethics, and English. Teachers across disciplines can adapt this resource using a project-based learning approach. Research shows this is an ideal way for students to expand their content-based knowledge as they make connections across a variety of contexts. Includes student and educator resources with three distinct projects for use with in-person, remote or hybrid teaching and learning options.