Human Disease Due Dates
Process: Final Draft of Paper
Due: June 2
Human Disease Resources
How to conduct an interview: http://www.curtis1.com/curtis/interview.html
- If you choose this extra credit option, use this website for information.
Human Disease Organizations: http://www.curtis1.com/curtis/orgs.html
- To get information from organization, you can call or write to organizations on this list.
- Other links are available on this website for more information.
How to write a bibliography: http://www.curtis1.com/curtis/bibliography.htm
- Examples of proper format for the bibliography.
Links to different diseases: http://www.curtis1.com/
- This website can be used for the entire project. You may click on any link on the left side of the page to get information on the project. There are links to specific diseases and other helpful resources. REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A COPYRIGHTED WEB PAGE. YOU MAY NOT PLAGIARIZE ANYTHING FROM THIS WEB PAGE.
Project Overview - Human Disease Project
(Adapted from: http://www.curtis1.com/curtis/hdpstudentguide.html)
The purpose of this assignment is to have you see the human body from a different angle. It is almost impossible to open the newspaper or watch TV without hearing about human diseases, new cures, new drugs and treatments and the state of our health care system. In this project, we will focus on human disease as a way to learn more about the way the body works. SINCE WE ARE STUDYING THE HUMAN BODY, ALL DISEASES AND HUMAN CONDITIONS ARE PERFECT FOR THIS PROJECT!!
1. Choose a disease or serious physical problem to focus on for your project. Your project will have more meaning for you if you choose a disease that affects someone in your family or "extended" family such as aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Perhaps you have a friend that has a disease or maybe you have a disease yourself that you'd like to do your project on. Careful choice of a disease will make this project more interesting for you. Note that no two students in the same class can do the same project unless approved by your teacher!
2. RESEARCH YOUR TOPIC:
Find out all you can about the disease you chose for your project. Resources you should consult about disease: Books, the Internet, magazines or journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, professionals in the health field, special interest organizations (see the Disease Organizations list), CD-ROM's, and last but not least persons who are affected by the disease you have chosen.
3. CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW? THE INTERVIEW IS OPTIONAL!
You might interview, either by phone or in person, someone who has had experience with your chosen disease. Your interview could be with a contact person from a special interest organization, a health care professional who has treated patients with this disease, or a person who is (or has been) affected by the disease you have chosen. *You must reference the person in your paper.
Consult the sheet "How To Conduct An Interview" for complete information. If you are in doubt about the interview, speak with your teacher. Interviews earn five points of extra credit!!
4. TYPE A 2-3 PAGE REPORT STATING YOUR FINDINGS:
Note that you may not copy information from any source without giving credit to your source in the bibliography!!
Make sure your report includes the following information:
-A basic description of the disease
-Information on the causes and/or risk factors
- The symptoms of the disease; how a person knows they have it
- Any tests a health care provider would run to help diagnose the disease
- How the disease affects the body (include each organ system it affects): Discussion of how the system normally functions and how this disease changes the normal functioning.
- Cures or treatments for the disease
- Current research to find a cure or better treatment for the disease
Add a conclusion/reflection paragraph. Write about why you chose this disease. What was the most interesting thing that you learned from doing the project? What was the most important source of information that you used to write your report? What questions would you still like answered about this disease? What do you feel are the strengths and weakness of your report?
Thinking Outside the Box!
Your entire project can be presented in a MovieMaker project. This DOES NOT take the place of the 2-page report. Therefore, make sure you have the same information presented as you have for the written report.
5. TWO DIAGRAMS
Human Body Diagram There should be TWO diagrams: You should include a diagram of the part of the body the disease affects. You should have a “normal” diagram and one that shows an affected organ/organ system.
Mathematics-Oriented Diagram The second diagram must be a mathematics-oriented diagram such as a pie graph, bar graph or line graph that illustrates some statistical information about your disease. Include an explanation/reference to the statistics in your paper.
Include a bibliography at the end of your report. Don't forget that persons you interview need to be included in your bibliography.
The bibliography should include the author's name, the name of the source book, magazine or pamphlet, the page numbers used for your information and the year the information was published. Your sources can't all be from the Internet. Find books, encyclopedias and periodicals that you can use to write your report.
The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author's last name. Here's an example:
Hurd, Johnson, Matthias, McLaughlin, Snyder and Wright. Prentice-Hall General Science - A Voyage of Adventure, p. 290 - 291. 1986
Krampell, Mrs. A., interview; January 28, 1994, San Jose, CA.
Melsack, Ronald. Scientific American, p. 212 - 222. April, 1992.
7. PRESENTATION TO THE CLASS!!
The presentation should be approximately 2 to 5 minutes in length.
You will be presenting your MovieMaker project.
8. CHECKLIST OF ITEMS FOR THE HUMAN DISEASE PROJECT:
This project will be due in class on_____________________________________
_____ 2-3 PAGE RESEARCH PAPER
_____ PRESENTATION FORMAT (CAN BE A MOVIEMAKER)
_____ INTERVIEW (OPTIONAL. COUNTS AS PART OF THE TWO PAGES)
_____ 2 DIAGRAMS (HUMAN BODY / MATHEMATICS ORIENTED, ONE EACH; DIAGRAMS DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE TWO PAGES)
_____ CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH; COUNTS AS PART OF THE TWO (OR THREE) PAGES
_____ BIBLIOGRAPHY; DOES NOT COUNT AS PART OF THE TWO (OR THREE) PAGES
_____ ORAL REPORT!
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Rubric for Written Report
Bibliography MUST be present AND in correct format or you will receive a ZERO on the written paper!
You receive 5 points for each of the following areas that are covered in your report:
*Introduction: Basic description of disease, history of disease, background information.
*Information on the causes and/or risk factors.
*The symptoms of the disease; how a person knows they have it.
*Any tests a health care provider would run to help diagnose the disease
.*How the disease affects the body (include names of systems affected).
- with each system, explain HOW it affects that system
- correct terms of parts of the organ system
- refer to diagrams in discussion
-How is a person with the disease different from one without it?
10 possible points
*Cures or treatments for the disease
- discuss medications, describe treatment protocols
*Current research to find a cure or better treatment for the disease
- this section should include the MOST RECENT research (within 5 years), quoted in your paper
Did you include a human body diagram?
- key features highlighted—LABELED!
-TWO diagrams: comparing a “normal” and an affected one - accurate - referenced in paper
Did you make a mathematics graph? - accurate - labeled - referenced in paper
Did you write a bibliography? Is it in the proper format?
- Wikipedia will NOT be accepted (pts. Will be deducted!)
- minimum four sources
- one must be a book
5 points possible Sources cited within paper
5 points possible
-Introduction and conclusion paragraphs -Spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.
5 points possible
Did you write a conclusion/reflection paragraph?
- Write about why you chose this disease.
- What was the most interesting thing that you learned from doing the project?
- What was the most important source of information that you used to write your report?
- What questions would you still like answered about this disease?
- What do you feel are the strengths and weakness of your report? 5 points
**Late papers WILL NOT be accepted!!!
Clear, visible font
URLS (as credits at end of movie)
Statistical graph (5)
- Explained (5); introduces image before showing it
Human Body Diagram
- Normal (5)
- Affected (5)
- Explained (5), introduces image before showing it
All information covered
All information accurate and explained
- Causes/risk factors (2)
- Symptoms (2)
- Tests/diagnosis (2)
- Treatments (2)
- How affects body (5)
- Current research (2)
- No problems running video
- Includes name of song and artist in credits
Timing of video
- spent enough time on slides
Human Population Activity
Background: The human population has existed for a little more than 500,000 years. About 10,000 years ago, the total human population was about 3 million people, most of them hunters and gatherers. The development of early agriculture provided a stable supply of food and as a result the human population increased rapidly and reached one billion (1,000,000,000) in 1840. The development of technology and medicine in the 20th century reduced the death rate and increased the growth rate even further. Despite these advances, human population growth differs dramatically country by country. Your task is to design a Power Point slide to compare the population dynamics in a developing country and a developed country using the parameters outlined below.
Part I. Interpreting Population Data
You will be given two countries, one developed and one developing, from those listed courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau at www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/.
- Using the U.S. Census Bureau website, locate the population pyramids for the countries assigned to you.
- Compare and contrast the shapes of the population graphs in the current year for the developed and developing countries assigned.
- Include a copy of the population pyramids in your slide.
- Compare the changes in populations of both countries from the current year to those projected to 2050.
Part II. Factors Affecting Population Changes
- Looking at the graphs from Part I, research and describe three factors that affect changes in the human population of the developing countrystudied.
- Use the Country Reports resource in the Student Research Center in the ICONN Database (http://www.iconn.org) to research and describe three factors that affect changes in the human population. You can also use the CIA Fact Book Website to find more information on each country. http://www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/wofact2007/index.html
- Research and explain how one technological advance might affect the change in the human population from today to 2050 in the developing country studied.
- Is the advancement of technology a positive or negative influence on population dynamics?
- What is your evidence?
Wikipedia will not be accepted!!!
*Be sure to document any sources you used in your research.
Human Population Dynamics
- Background: The human population has existed for a little more than 500,000 years. About 10,000 years ago, the total human population was about 3 million people, most of them hunters and gatherers. The development of early agriculture provided a stable supply of food and as a result the human population increased rapidly and reached one billion (1,000,000,000) in 1840. The development of technology and medicine in the 20th century reduced the death rate and increased the growth rate even further. Despite these advances, human population growth differs dramatically country by country. Your task is to design a Power Point slide to compare the population dynamics in an underdeveloped country and a developed country using the parameters outlined below.
- Part I. Graph (PARTNER #1)
- You will be given one developed and one underdeveloped, from those listed by the U.S. Census Bureau at www.census.gov/ipc///www/idbsum.html.
- Construct a graph for each country using the information from the U.S. Census Bureau on “Midyear Population Estimates and Average Annual Period Growth Rates from 1950 to 2050.
- Compare and contrast the shapes of the population graphs in 2005 for the developed and underdeveloped countries that you selected.
- Compare the changes in populations of both countries from 2005 to those projected to 2025.
Part II. Factors Affecting Population Changes (PARTNER #2)
- Looking at the graphs from Part I, research and describe three factors that affect changes in the human population of each of the countries studied.
- Research and explain how one technological advance might affect the change in the human population from 2005 to 2025 in the two countries studied. Is the advancement of technology a positive or negative influence on population dynamics? What is your evidence?
- *Helpful websites for information on the countries:
- *Be sure to document any sources you used in your research.