Saturday, October 19, 2013

Morgan Cuthbert presents at MAMLE Conference

 Morgan Cuthbert presented at the Maine Association of Middle Level Education (MAMLE) Conference on October 18th. See the interesting/innovative details of Morgan's presentation below:

Connecting Science, Social Studies, and Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Mini-Unit on Skin, Tanning, and Skin Cancer – Morgan Cuthbert, Frank H. Harrison Middle School, Dr. Erin Van Wagenen, Maine Medical Center
Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth has connected with doctors at Maine Medical Center, the Maine chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Melanoma Foundation of New England to create an innovative and engaging unit on skin cancer and tanning.  The web base program is an interdisciplinary approach that connects science, social studies, and advocacy to reduce teen tanning, and to raise awareness of the dangers of over exposure to UV rays.  This is a perfect unit to introduce at the Middle Level as the rate of skin cancer goes up to 58% if teens get severe burns prior to 21 years of age.

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