Down Syndrome Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has a master's degree in cancer biology and has taught high school and college biology.

We have learned so much over the years about genetic diseases such as Down Syndrome. Your students will have an interesting class session as they read and discuss a text lesson, create Down Syndrome Awareness posters, and complete a worksheet.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define Down Syndrome.
  • Describe the symptoms of Down Syndrome.
  • Give a brief description of the causes of Down Syndrome.


1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards


Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.


Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


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