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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.

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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.