Big Ideas: Growth, Development,and Reproduction  
Essential Questions: What is DNA? How does a cell produce a new cell? What is the difference between mitosis and meiosis?  What is cancer?
Vocabulary: asexual, sexual, DNA, chromosomes, cell cycle, interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, teleophase, cytokinesis, mitosis, cancer, meiosis, somatic, gametes, STDs
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
January Cell Division Formative:  HS-LS1-1,4 Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
Cellular Reproduction (Asexual and Sexual) Understand the “basic” anatomy of a DNA molecule Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
Chromosomal Numbers and Structure (Haploid/Diploid, Histone   Observe and identify various stages of mitosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase Student Partipiation and Dialog    Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
  Complex, Solenoids, Chromosome Anatomy) Research different aspects of cancer including: carcinoma, lymphoma, sarcoma, leukemia, carcinogens Study Guide Assignments  Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
Cell Cycle (Interphase (G1, S, G2), Cell Division, Cytokinesis) Demonstrate the stages of meiosis I and II, genetic recombination, karyokinesis, and cytokinesis Lab Practicles and/or Projects Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Mitosis (Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase) Understand how STD’s can be spread Chapter Quizzes
Cancer (Growth Factors, Inhibition, Size, Tumors (Benign / Malignant),   Reading / Vocabulary Exam  
  Causes, Types, Prevention, Gene Mutations)
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