This 5-lesson unit teaches biology concepts to high school students through the phenomenon of type 2 diabetes. The unit integrates Next Generation Science Standards and addresses both physical and social mechanisms that contribute to the growth of type 2 diabetes in our communities. Student Road Maps allow for in-person, hybrid, or online education.
Lesson One: Asking Questions about Diabetes
Lesson Two: Homeostasis–Glucose in Balance
Lesson Three: Modeling Type 2 Diabetes
Lesson Four: Genes and Environment
Lesson Five: Evaluating Solutions
These lessons can be taught independently or with the complementary unit created for use in high school health classrooms.