Diagnosing Delusions - NYT Daily Lesson Plan

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Diagnosing Delusions - NYT Daily Lesson Plan

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:15 am

Diagnosing Delusions
Debunking Common Medical Myths Through Education

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teacher ... esday.html

In this lesson, students learn how widespread medical myths can be potentially dangerous. They then synthesize their knowledge by creating pamphlets that help patients learn the facts behind some commonly believed medical myths.
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