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Standards Index: Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior
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The War on Drugs: The New Face of Heroin
Students will learn the origin and racial context of America’s multi-decade war on drugs, and the impact the changing demographics of heroin users have had on the debate and public policy.
Race, the Media and the Myth of the ‘Crack Baby’
Students will learn how the news media contributed to a false narrative about the fate of babies born to mothers with addiction problems, what that narrative teaches us about the role of perspective and historical context, and how that false narrative continues to influence us today.
Biotechnology: Sequencing the Human Genome
Students will learn how the human genome was first sequenced, and how attempts to use this discovery to cure diseases has been complicated by epigenetics and the complexity of genetic disease factors.
Influencing Public Policy: The Story of Thalidomide
Students will learn how a prescription medication’s devastating side effects shocked the nation decades ago and led to today’s federal drug safety guidelines.