In this lesson, students read two excerpts. The first describes Skloot’s encounter with Zakariyya (Henrietta’s son), when he discusses his anger with the Hopkins’ scientists. The second describes a visit that Skloot, Deborah, and Zakariyya make to Hopkins to meet a scientist, who ends up being surprisingly kind to the Lacks family. Students consider how this excerpt affects Zakariyya’s ideas about the medical community. Students continue to pre-search areas of investigation or homework.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 12.
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