|Pre-Activity Movie: Using Family History to Improve Your Health
||Use this movie to spark discussion with students about what it means to be at risk, health family history and why it is important. The movie also acts as a teaser to excite student interest before doing the Risk Continuum and Pick The Risk activities.
||A whole-class kinesthetic demonstration of what it means to be in a "risk group" for developing heart disease based on family history/genetics.
|Using Family History to Improve Your Health Web Quest
||Students explore the Using Family History to Improve Your Health module on the Genetic Science Learning Center website to complete a web quest.
||50- 80 mins.
|Pick the Risk: The Polygenic Pedigree Challenge
||Students track and record the passage of pom poms (representing genes) through generations of a family using a pedigree.
Students learn that common chronic diseases (such as heart disease) run in families and are caused by the combined action of multiple genes.
|Reduce Your Risk: A Promotional Campaign
||Students design a promotional campaign targeting their peer group to educate them about how to reduce their risk of developing
preventable diseases. Students submit a proposal form highlighting the key points and ideas for the campaign; creating a product from their proposed
campaign is optional.
|What's Your Family Health History Story?
||Collect your family health history using this easy to follow guide and checklist. Arrange your familyâ€™s health history into a pedigree chart. Student pages available in English and Spanish.