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ESL 119. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Scope of Project Video Paraphrasing. Scope of Project. Introduction with CBS Sunday Morning video – 9/22 Paraphrasing – 9/22 Summarizing and Quoting ( points) 9/27 Summary/Response Essay information

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esl 119
ESL 119
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    • Scope of Project
    • Video
  • Paraphrasing
scope of project
Scope of Project
  • Introduction with CBS Sunday Morning video – 9/22
  • Paraphrasing – 9/22
  • Summarizing and Quoting (points)
  • 9/27
  • Summary/Response Essay information
  • Critical reading of Prologue (points) – 9/27-29
  • Summary paragraph (points) – 10/4
  • Paraphrase presentations in groups (points) – 10/4
  • Works Cited page (points)
  • Submit Summary/Response essay (points) – 10/11
  • Submit essay to contest? (extra credit???)
objectives for this project
Objectives for this project…
  • Participate in a campus-wide and multi-school event
  • Begin to learn and practice research skills of paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting
  • Be introduced to MLA citing and works cited
  • Read critically
  • Write a freshman-level summary/response essay
the immortal life of henrietta lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Grossmont website
  • CBS Sunday Morning http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/15/sunday/main6300824.shtml
comprehension true or false if false explain why
Comprehension: True or False? If false, explain why.
  • Henrietta Lacks died when she was 60 years old.
  • Lacks is one of the most important people in medicine.
  • Lacks agreed to let doctors take some of her cells for research.
  • Before they got Lacks’ cells, scientists had been unsuccessful at keeping human cells alive in labs.
  • “HeLa” cells have been used worldwide in uncountable studies.
comprehension true or false answers
Comprehension: True or False? (Answers)
  • Henrietta Lacks died when she was 60 years old. (F – She was 31. It happened 60 years ago.)
  • Lacks is one of the most important people in medicine. (T)
  • Lacks agreed to let doctors take some of her cells for research. (F – She wasn’t informed at all.)
  • Before they got Lacks’ cells, scientists had been unsuccessful at keeping human cells alive in labs. (T)
  • “HeLa” cells have been used worldwide in uncountable studies. (T)
comprehension true or false
Comprehension: True or False?
  • Henrietta’s husband didn’t understand the first call he got about his wife’s cells.
  • Henrietta’s family was initially happy to hear about how her cells have contributed so much to science.
  • 60 years ago, medicine focused more on the patient and their rights than science and discovery.
  • Because of the sale of Henrietta’s cells, her family can afford health insurance.
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital is going to dedicate a wing of their hospital to Henrietta.
comprehension true or false answers1
Comprehension: True or False? (Answers)
  • Henrietta’s husband didn’t understand the first call he got about his wife’s cells. (T)
  • Henrietta’s family was initially happy to hear about how her cells have contributed so much to science. (F – They were upset and scared)
  • 60 years ago, medicine focused more on the patient and their rights than science and discovery. (F – opposite: patients had little say in their role in scientific discovery)
  • Because of the sale of Henrietta’s cells, her family can afford health insurance. (F – They cannot. They haven’t received any of the profits)
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital is going to dedicate a wing of their hospital to Henrietta. (F – At the time of this video, this was not a plan.)
discussion questions in blue will be response questions for essay
Discussion… (Questions in blue will be response questions for essay)
  • Why do you think doctors took Henrietta’s cells and didn’t tell her?
  • Have you heard of “HeLa” cells before?
  • How has medicine and our knowledge about disease changed in the last 60, 30, and even 10 years?
  • Do you think the Lacks’ family should be given some of the profits from the sale of Henrietta’s cells?
  • What else (if anything) should be done for Henrietta’s family?
  • What might be some medical issues fifty years from now?
  • Imagine you’re a native English speaker, you like to read, and you’ve got the whole summer off with nothing planned. Would you like to read this whole book? Why or why not?
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By the late 1940s scientists were on the brink of a golden age of medicine, Jonas Salk was racing to develop the polio vaccine, but his work - and that of countless others - was hampered because they lacked a critical tool: human cells for testing.

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To this day, "HeLa" cells - named by combining the first two letters of "Henrietta" and "Lacks" - are a cornerstone of modern medicine.

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