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A collaborative approach to real-world science in the classroom

Bridging the divide between biomedical scientists and high school educators, to bring up-to-date science behind health and disease into the high school classroom.


The goal of CTSE‘s Great Diseases Project was to design curricula that engage high school students in the science behind their real-world experiences of health and disease. To achieve this goal Tufts scientists and Boston Public School teachers collaborated, sharing their content knowledge and pedagogical skills to create a comprehensive high school curriculum based on ‘Great Diseases’ of global significance. The Great Diseases curriculum is now used throughout the US as well as worldwide.