Finding a Cure to Diabetes

Lesson critical inquiry question:

What are the most compelling arguments for prioritizing a cure for diabetes over other medical research objectives? 

Lesson critical inquiry task:

Construct a compelling argument for a specific audience as to why they should support research into a cure for diabetes.

Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, students are introduced to both transdisciplinary thinking and prospective thinking. They will be asked to use evidence considered from a variety of subject disciplines to construct a compelling argument for why research into a cure for diabetes should be considered a priority. Students will first construct a series of simple arguments focused on evidence considered from individual subject areas. They will then construct a complex argument by considering the intersections between the collection of simple arguments.