Activity 1B: Banting, Best, and All the Rest: The Diabetes Hunters

Students like to understand topics globally before delving into details, and they are intrigued when they can use prior knowledge to solve mysteries. This activity allows students to examine headings on research and specific events and then conclude where they belong on a time-line.The class discusses which words or ideas aided in proper placement, and individual members profit from discussion as well as self-correction about mistaken ideas. 
  • Make predictions with regard to time periods by analyzing headings
  • Place events concerning diabetes research in chronological order
  • Defend placement of events by citing specific evidence
  • Draw conclusions as to the “big” picture of diabetes research 



Diabetes, research, timeline



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Bittersweet: Diabetes
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Lesson 1: Play - Desperately Seeking Insulin