Town Hall on Genetic Engineering

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Dec 11, 2012 (4 years and 11 months ago)

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Town Hall on Genetic Engineering


Names of group members:



Today we are traveling 100 years into our future to
2109
.
Genetic engineering is being used
frequently in America. All egg and sperm are being tested for genetic diseases before the egg is
fertili
zed and before the pregnancy begins. If a genetic disease is found, parents have a choice to
abort the pregnancy even before it begins. Wealthy and middle
-
class couples are also able to afford
“designer babies”. That means they are able to pick and choose
which genes they want their
children to have: intelligence, athleticism and

good looks. There are many pros and con
s to this
technology. New
Orleans is

putting genetic engineering up to a vote: should people be allowed to
use genetic engineering? In your g
roups create a statement for a town hall meeting. Your statement
should not reflect your OWN opinion. Instead, you will represent the person below


make a
statement including the opinions you think THEY would have.


You are representing:

A couple (husba
nd and wife) trying to get pregnant.


Some details about your background:

Sickle
-
cell anemia runs in both families. Both husband
and wife are carriers of the Sickle
-
cell trait (Ss). They are worried that they may have a baby
with Sickle
-
cell anemia (ss) an
d want to
create a designer baby who will be normal (SS).


GRADING RUBRIC


1

2

3


Take a
Position

Does not state a clear
“for” or “against”
position.

Unclear.

States clearly “for” or
“against” position.


___ x 5 = ____

Supporting
Detail #1

Does not exist
. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #2

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Suppo
rt for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #3

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Presentation

Shows immaturity,
position is very
difficult to understand
from the reading.

Reads complete
position to class, but
lac
ks maturity or does
not speak clearly.

Clearly reads groups
position to class.
Shows maturity and
also projects voice
well.


___ x 5 = ____


Total Score = ______ % = _______


Town Hall on Genetic Engineering


Names of group members:



Today we are traveli
ng 100 years into our future to
2109
. Genetic engineering is being used
frequently in America. All egg and sperm are being tested for genetic diseases before the egg is
fertilized and before the pregnancy begins. If a genetic disease is found, parents have

a choice to
abort the pregnancy even before it begins. Wealthy and middle
-
class couples are also able to afford
“designer babies”. That means they are able to pick and choose which genes they want their
children to have: intelligence, athleticism and good

looks. There are many
pros

and
cons

to this
technology. New
Orleans is

putting genetic engineering up to a vote: should people be allowed to
use genetic engineering? In your groups create a statement for a town hall meeting. Your statement
should not refl
ect your OWN opinion. Instead, you will represent the person below


make a
statement including the opinions you think THEY would have.


You are representing:
A genetic engineer.


Some details about your background:
You are a genetic engineer trained in
this technology.
You understand very clearly how genetic engineering works and have already seen its
successes with families. You love your job.


GRADING RUBRIC


1

2

3


Take a
Position

Does not state a clear
“for” or “against”
position.

Unclear.

States cl
early “for” or
“against” position.


___ x 5 = ____

Supporting
Detail #1

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
positio
n.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #2

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting

D
etail #3

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Presentation

Shows immaturity,
position is v
ery
difficult to understand
from the reading.

Reads complete
position to class, but
lacks maturity or does
not speak clearly.

Clearly reads groups
position to class.
Shows maturity and
also projects voice
well.


___ x 5 = ____


Total Score = ______ % = __
_____



Town Hall on Genetic Engineering


Names of group members:



Today we are traveling 100 years into our future to
2109
. Genetic engineering is being used
frequently in America. All egg and sperm are being tested for genetic diseases before the egg is

fertilized and before the pregnancy begins. If a genetic disease is found, parents have a choice to
abort the pregnancy even before it begins. Wealthy and middle
-
class couples are also able to afford
“designer babies”. That means they are able to pick and

choose which genes they want their
children to have: intelligence, athleticism and good looks. There are many
pros

and
cons

to this
technology. New
Orleans is

putting genetic engineering up to a vote: should people be allowed to
use genetic engineering? I
n your groups create a statement for a town hall meeting. Your statement
should not reflect your OWN opinion. Instead, you will represent the person below


make a
statement including the opinions you think THEY would have.


You are representing:
A mothe
r of a child with Downs Syndrome.


Some details about your background:
As a mother, you love your child with Downs
Syndrome very much. At first you were scared about how to raise her, but you have learned
there are so many joys in raising a child with spec
ial needs. You have no regrets and would
never choose genetic engineering to prevent children like yours from being born.


GRADING RUBRIC


1

2

3


Take a
Position

Does not state a clear
“for” or “against”
position.

Unclear.

States clearly “for” or
“against
” position.


___ x 5 = ____

Supporting
Detail #1

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Sup
porting
Detail #2

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #3

Does not exist
. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Presentation

Shows immaturity,
position is very
difficult to unders
tand
from the reading.

Reads complete
position to class, but
lacks maturity or does
not speak clearly.

Clearly reads groups
position to class.
Shows maturity and
also projects voice
well.


___ x 5 = ____


Total Score = ______ % = _______



Town Hall on Ge
netic Engineering


Names of group members:



Today we are traveling 100 years into our future to
2109
. Genetic engineering is being used
frequently in America. All egg and sperm are being tested for genetic diseases before the egg is
fertilized and before
the pregnancy begins. If a genetic disease is found, parents have a choice to
abort the pregnancy even before it begins. Wealthy and middle
-
class couples are also able to afford
“designer babies”. That means they are able to pick and choose which genes the
y want their
children to have: intelligence, athleticism and good looks. There are many
pros

and
cons

to this
technology. New
Orleans is

putting genetic engineering up to a vote: should people be allowed to
use genetic engineering? In your groups create a
statement for a town hall meeting. Your statement
should not reflect your OWN opinion. Instead, you will represent the person below


make a
statement including the opinions you think THEY would have.


You are representing:
A man with a disability (born
with a spinal problem).


Some details about your background:
You were born with a genetic spinal disease that could
have been prevented by genetic engineering. Now that genetic engineering is so popular, there
are not as many people with handicaps! You are

one of the only ones! Your handicap is
making it harder and harder to get jobs; you feel discriminated against.


GRADING RUBRIC


1

2

3


Take a
Position

Does not state a clear
“for” or “against”
position.

Unclear.

States clearly “for” or
“against” positio
n.


___ x 5 = ____

Supporting
Detail #1

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporti
ng
D
etail #2

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #3

Does not exist. No
supp
ort for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Presentation

Shows immaturity,
position is very
difficult to understand
from

the reading.

Reads complete
position to class, but
lacks maturity or does
not speak clearly.

Clearly reads groups
position to class.
Shows maturity and
also projects voice
well.


___ x 5 = ____


Total Score = ______ % = _______


Town Hall on Genetic Engi
neering


Names of group members:



Today we are traveling 100 years into our future to
2109
. Genetic engineering is being used
frequently in America. All egg and sperm are being tested for genetic diseases before the egg is
fertilized and before the pregna
ncy begins. If a genetic disease is found, parents have a choice to
abort the pregnancy even before it begins. Wealthy and middle
-
class couples are also able to afford
“designer babies”. That means they are able to pick and choose which genes they want the
ir
children to have: intelligence, athleticism and good looks. There are many
pros

and
cons

to this
technology. New
Orleans is

putting genetic engineering up to a vote: should people be allowed to
use genetic engineering? In your groups create a statement
for a town hall meeting. Your statement
should not reflect your OWN opinion. Instead, you will represent the person below


make a
statement including the opinions you think THEY would have.


You are representing:
A child with
cystic fibrosis
.


Some deta
ils about your background:
You are 13 years
-
old and suffering from
cystic
fibrosis
. Genetic engineering could have stopped you from having the disease. Every
day when
you have to take pills before you eat
, you wish you had been born with a healthy (S) gene
.


GRADING RUBRIC


1

2

3


Take a
Position

Does not state a clear
“for” or “against”
position.

Unclear.

States clearly “for” or
“against” position.


___ x 5 = ____

Supporting
Detail #1

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is u
nclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #2

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomp
lete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #3

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in comp
lete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Presentation

Shows immaturity,
position is very
difficult to understand
from the reading.

Reads complete
position to class, but
lacks maturity or does
not speak clearly.

Clearly reads gro
ups
position to class.
Shows maturity and
also projects voice
well.


___ x 5 = ____


Total Score = ______ % = _______

Town Hall on Genetic Engineering


Names of group members:



Today we are traveling 100 years into our future to
2109
. Genetic engineering

is being used
frequently in America. All egg and sperm are being tested for genetic diseases before the egg is
fertilized and before the pregnancy begins. If a genetic disease is found, parents have a choice to
abort the pregnancy even before it begins. W
ealthy and middle
-
class couples are also able to afford
“designer babies”. That means they are able to pick and choose which genes they want their
children to have: intelligence, athleticism and good looks. There are many
pros

and
cons

to this
technology.
New
Orleans is

putting genetic engineering up to a vote: should people be allowed to
use genetic engineering? In your groups create a statement for a town hall meeting. Your statement
should not reflect your OWN opinion. Instead, you will represent the per
son below


make a
statement including the opinions you think THEY would have.


You are representing:
A
priest
.


Some details about your background:
You are a Christian priest and you worry that genetic
engineering is like “playing God”. You feel like on
ly God can create our DNA; humans should
not change His design in any way


even if it means saving a life.


GRADING RUBRIC


1

2

3


Take a
Position

Does not state a clear
“for” or “against”
position.

Unclear.

States clearly “for” or
“against” position.


_
__ x 5 = ____

Supporting
Detail #1

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail

#
2

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #3

Does not exist. No
support f
or position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Presentation

Shows immaturity,
position is very
difficult to understand
from the
reading.

Reads complete
position to class, but
lacks maturity or does
not speak clearly.

Clearly reads groups
position to class.
Shows maturity and
also projects voice
well.


___ x 5 = ____


Total Score = ______ % = _______



Town Hall on Genetic Engineer
ing


Names of group members:



Today we are traveling 100 years into our future to
2109
. Genetic engineering is being used
frequently in America. All egg and sperm are being tested for genetic diseases before the egg is
fertilized and before the pregnancy
begins. If a genetic disease is found, parents have a choice to
abort the pregnancy even before it begins. Wealthy and middle
-
class couples are also able to afford
“designer babies”. That means they are able to pick and choose which genes they want their
c
hildren to have: intelligence, athleticism and good looks. There are many
pros

and
cons

to this
technology. New
Orleans is

putting genetic engineering up to a vote: should people be allowed to
use genetic engineering? In your groups create a statement for
a town hall meeting. Your statement
should not reflect your OWN opinion. Instead, you will represent the person below


make a
statement including the opinions you think THEY would have.


You are representing:
A 40 year
-
old single woman who would like to

have a baby.


Some details about your background:
You are 40 years
-
old and you never married or had a
child. Now you want to raise a family and you are planning on getting sperm from a sperm
donor. You cannot be sure that the man whose sperm you are getti
ng is going to have a genetic
disease! If you are going to spend thousands of dollars on this procedure and have a child, you
want it to be perfect. You want genetic engineering to create a perfect child for you.


GRADING RUBRIC


1

2

3


Take a
Position

Do
es not state a clear
“for” or “against”
position.

Unclear.

States clearly “for” or
“against” position.


___ x 5 = ____

Supporting
Detail #1

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentence
s.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #2

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentence
s, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #3

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
pos
ition.


___ x 8 = ____

Presentation

Shows immaturity,
position is very
difficult to understand
from the reading.

Reads complete
position to class, but
lacks maturity or does
not speak clearly.

Clearly reads groups
position to class.
Shows maturity and
als
o projects voice
well.


___ x 5 = ____


Total Score = ______ % = _______

Town Hall on Genetic Engineering


Names of group members:



Today we are traveling 100 years into our future to 2109. Genetic engineering is being used
frequently in America. All egg

and sperm are being tested for genetic diseases before the egg is
fertilized and before the pregnancy begins. If a genetic disease is found, parents have a choice to
abort the pregnancy even before it begins. Wealthy and middle
-
class couples are also able

to afford
“designer babies”. That means they are able to pick and choose which genes they want their
children to have: intelligence, athleticism and good looks. There are many pros and cons to this
technology. New Orleans is putting genetic engineering up

to a vote: should people be allowed to
use genetic engineering? In your groups create a statement for a town hall meeting. Your statement
should not reflect your OWN opinion. Instead, you will represent the person below


make a
statement including the op
inions you think THEY would have.


You are representing:
A low
-
income couple that wants to get a genetically engineered
son/daughter that will be able to support their family when the couple gets older.


Some details about your background:
This family re
ally wants a genetically engineered
child, but they cannot afford it. They are worried their child will fall behind in school and
never will go to college.


GRADING RUBRIC


1

2

3


Take a
Position

Does not state a clear
“for” or “against”
position.

Unclear
.

States clearly “for” or
“against” position.


___ x 5 = ____

Supporting
Detail #1

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for
the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Supporting
Detail #2

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

S
upporting
Detail #3

Does not exist. No
support for position.

Support for the
position is unclear,
too short, or not
incomplete sentences.

Clearly, in complete
sentences, describes
support for the
position.


___ x 8 = ____

Presentation

Shows immaturity,
po
sition is very
difficult to understand
from the reading.

Reads complete
position to class, but
lacks maturity or does
not speak clearly.

Clearly reads groups
position to class.
Shows maturity and
also projects voice
well.


___ x 5 = ____


Total Score = __
____ % = _______