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Lesson Plan 1: Exploring the Complexity of Blood - Grade level: High School

Students will explore both the scientific and cultural aspects of blood. They will create a model of the human heart; research, create, and stage a mock interview with a significant historical figure who furthered our knowledge of blood; and learn about the process of blood donation.

Lesson Plan 2: Uncovering the History and Science of Blood - Grade level: Middle School

Students will learn about blood types, blood transfusions, and research blood donation. They will also learn new concepts and vocabulary, and create a skit based on the key individuals who have helped society unlock the mysteries of blood.

Off-air taping rights of RED GOLD: THE EPIC STORY OF BLOOD are available to educators for one year following each broadcast release.

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