Ch 9: Cancer Lesson Plans & Resources

About This Chapter

Cancer may be something that you will teach your students in your health class. If so, you will find the lessons and lesson plans in this chapter helpful in developing activities and forming discussions to keep students engaged and help them retain this information.

Cancer Lesson Plans and Resources - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will find helpful lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school students you can incorporate into your syllabus when teaching cancer facts, causes and progression. You will have the opportunity to review suggested group activities, classroom and extended assignments, art projects and other ways to boost participation and your students' understanding of each topic.

You can also access video lessons that support your current lesson plans and give students a visual presentation of cancer topics to facilitate their learning experience. Our lesson plans also provide suggested classroom discussion topics based on the viewing of these videos.

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Helps to ensure that your cancer lesson plans are meeting common core literacy standards in areas of scientific terms and experiments.
  • Class discussion questions/topics: Utilizes video lessons to spark classroom discussions to help students examine topics in ways not outlined in traditional lesson plans.
  • Activities or games: Outlines creative ways you can encourage student participation and help students take a different approach to learning about this topic.
  • Additional resources: Offers video lessons that present the material in ways that can effectively engage students.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning cancer lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific cancer topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your health class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related cancer lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of cancer.
  • Engage your students with relevant cancer-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Cancer Lesson Plans & Resources
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Cancer Lesson Plan for Elementary School

1. Cancer Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Your students will learn basic information about cancer using this lesson plan. They will read and discuss a text lesson, research and present different types of cancer, and take a quiz to increase their understanding of cancer.

Cancer Facts: Lesson for Kids

2. Cancer Facts: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that x-rays are sometimes used to treat cancer? In this lesson, learn what cancer is, what doctors know about the causes of cancer and how cancer is treated.

Cancer Lesson Plan for Middle School

3. Cancer Lesson Plan for Middle School

Your students have likely heard of cancer, but may not understand much about the disease. With the help of this lesson plan, develop an interesting lesson about as students watch videos, create charts, and take a quiz to increase their understanding of cancer.

What Causes Cancer?

4. What Causes Cancer?

This lesson will discuss a model of cancer formation as well as some things that can cause cancer. You'll learn about initiation, promotion, and progression as well as what occurs during each step.

The General Treatment Strategies For Cancer

5. The General Treatment Strategies For Cancer

This lesson will describe the three traditional methods of treating cancer. These include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy as well as their potential uses, benefits, and side-effects. We'll also touch on other ways by which we can treat cancer.

Cancer Lesson Plan for High School

6. Cancer Lesson Plan for High School

By following this lesson plan, your students will enjoy their learning experience as they watch videos, complete a group research project and take a quiz.

The General Pathophysiology of Cancer

7. The General Pathophysiology of Cancer

This lesson seeks to tell you about how cancer impacts the body in a wide variety of ways both directly and indirectly. We'll discuss things like pressure atrophy, paraneoplastic syndromes, peritonitis, and many other things.

The Progression of Cancer: Grading, Staging & Diagnosis

8. The Progression of Cancer: Grading, Staging & Diagnosis

This lesson will discuss the way by which cancer is diagnosed, graded, and staged. We'll talk about what staging and grading actually mean and how and why cancers may be high or low in grade.

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