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For High-School and Middle-School Teachers: Education in the Classroom

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: Understanding 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.

Discussion Guide
The RED GOLD Discussion Guide offers essential information on blood, blood donation, and the blood supply. To download the Guide, you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.