Skin Cancer Brochure

Introduction: A family member has been diagnosed with skin cancer. To help him cope with the news, you have decided to create a brochure on skin cancer to provide helpful information.

Task: The task of creating a brochure on skin cancer requires you to work in groups of three. After researching the topic, each group will create an easy to read brochure that details the symptoms, diagnosis of, the prognosis, and treatment options available to your family member.

Process: Here are a few questions to consider when researching the topic:

1. What is skin cancer?

2. Are there different types of skin cancer? If so, what are

they and what are the differences?

3. How do you know if you have skin cancer?

4. What does having skin cancer mean?

5. Are there any treatments available to cure skin cancer?

Listed below are a few websites available for you to browse while looking for answers to these and any other questions you may have:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/index.cfm

www.walgreens.com/library/default.jhtml

http://oncolink.com/

http://cancer.about.com/cs/skincancer/

http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/when-someone-in-your-family

 

Resources: Additional resources include any you may find on your own, health and medicine journals, magazines, books, and professionals including doctors, nurses, and cancer patients and survivors. Find information anywhere you can. The resources are limitless.

Evaluation: Ask yourself if your group has completed the task of creating an informative brochure on skin cancer.

Criteria for grades: Each group will receive a group grade for the brochure that was put together equaling 75 points. Each member of the group will then evaluate the other members based on participation and overall effort on a scale of 1 to 25. These evaluations plus teacher observations will account for the remaining 25 points of each student's grade.

Each brochure should include all references used including websites, books, journals, magazines, interviews with professionals, and any other resources you found.

You will have 3 weeks to complete the assignment. Each day late, 2 points will be deducted from the grade.

Conclusion: You should by now completed the above tasks. Answer the following questions about the brochure you have created.

1. Did you enjoy the task?

2. Were you able to work well with your group?

3. What new questions did you ask to enhance the information in your brochure?

4. Do you think the brochure gave accurate, helpful information?

5. Would you do anything differently? If so, what?

6. What did you learn from creating this brochure?

Congratulations! You are finished and thank you for your hard work!