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Who are YOU?

By Kaki Shields
Meet the Author

"How do we identify our strengths and weaknesses, our talents and loves, our philosophy and ideas,and how do we communicate these essentials to others?"
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The Basics: genetics

Instructional Time: 55 minutes a day for 1 day

Process:
Class discussion & web: what are the essential aspects of a human being? How would you describe (name). Discuss difference between physical & mental. Reflection: In answer to the question, "Organize these characteristics in order of importance", each student creates an outline. Group tally and discussion of results. Discussion: Where do these characteristics come from? Intro to genetics. Vocab, Internet

California Content Standards
English and Language Arts
Grade Eleven
Reading
ELA.11.2.0. Reading Comprehension (Focus on Informational Materials)
Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text
ELA.11.2.2. Analyze the way in which clarity of meaning is affected by the patterns of organization, hierarchical structures, repetition of the main ideas, syntax, and word choice in the text.
Science
Biology/Life Sciences (9-12)
Genetics
BIO.9-12.3. A multicellular organism develops from a single zygote, and its phenotype depends on its genotype, which is established at fertilization.
BIO.9-12.3.a. Students know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross from the genotypes of the parents and mode of inheritance (autosomal or X-linked, dominant or recessive).
BIO.9-12.3.c. Students know how to predict the probable mode of inheritance from a pedigree diagram showing phenotypes.

Resources:
 ResourceTypeRequirementsFile
1.WhoRU: Genes and NatureWeb SiteHardware:
PC
2.Inventory of TraitsHandoutHardware:
PC
Inventory of Traits.pdf


Method of Checking for Understanding:
Student Work