Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bioethics- designing our own homeschool course

A has developed a deep interest in the questions modern technology and biological advances raise. It all started with this Usborne Book. Genes and DNA is a great book and address the surfaces of these biological advances. A started reading this one night and we dove into a deep conversation at 10:30 at night.


The next day I gave her the Jodi Picoult book, My Sister's Keeper. She LOVED it and the intense questions it raises.

I then pulled out some books from my college freshman seminar class and gave A an article from it to read.

This is the paper she wrote after reading it. I am loving the conversations she and I have over these topics.

So now I am designing our own homeschool curriculum to count as a half credit for high school.
For the spine I am using the NIH Exploring Bioethics curriculum. You can take a look at it here.
It is a great curriculum. We started with examining types of questions and researching what exactly bioethics is and why it is needed.



I will be posting more about this later once I have the curriculum more fleshed out. We will be using lots of extra books, both fiction and nonfiction books, to round out our curriculum. Stay tuned for the complete list!

1 comment:

roundpebble said...

Thank you for sharing this. I checked out the link, and I agree that this is a great resource! I'm going to do this with my son, too.