The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to describe the biographical aspects of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; identify the role of racism in the Lackses’ interactions with doctors in the 1970s; recognize the use of irony throughout the text; discuss the research and scientific...

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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Themes Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed Through Parallel Characterization:  This lesson plan focuses on Skloot’s use of parallel characterization to develop themes in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Students will identify and describe the author’s and Deborah Lack’s development as parallel characters, including similar conflicts they experience researching the life of Henrietta Lacks...

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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. While it has challenging content—racism and dense scientific material—teaching Rebecca Skloot’s book to your class will be rewarding for you and your students. Studying The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will give them unique insight into scientific ethics, patients'...

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