The lymphatic system module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:
- Learn & Practice
Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about the lymphatic system according to these four phases.
Phase 1: Explore
This trivia challenge includes a mix of interesting and challenging facts about the lymphatic system to kickstart student learning. This activity can be done individually or in teams as a game.
Phase 2: Learn & Practice
Unit 1: Structure and Function
In this unit, students learn about the function of the lymphatic system; how it helps maintain fluid homeostasis and supports the immune system; the main structures involved in the collection and movement of lymph; and about other lymphatic structures and tissues, including the spleen, thymus, and MALT.
Unit 2: Diseases and Disorders
In this unit, students learn about diseases and disorders related to the lymphatic system.
Phase 3: Reflect
Questions and Discussion
This activity provides an opportunity for students to reflect upon and apply what they learned to situations in their lives and health-related settings. The questions encourage students to consider what they learned about the lymphatic system and how it connects to other systems.
Students can complete this assignment as homework or teachers can use the questions to lead a class discussion.
Phase 4: Reinforce
For this activity, students complete a crossword puzzle about the lymphatic system to reinforce the glossary words and medical terminology. Students can work individually or in small groups to complete the puzzle.
Advanced Treatment Research Project
Students research an advanced treatment for a disease or disorder related to the lymphatic system to better understand medical procedures beyond the typical treatments. Students are encouraged to explore current, innovative, cutting-edge, non-traditional, and other treatment options as part of this project.
Students can work individually or in small groups to create a research paper or presentation.
In this project, students research three healthcare careers related to the lymphatic system. This activity is an opportunity to apply what they learned in the lessons to career opportunities.
This activity can be completed as homework, as in-class work, or as a presentation.
Diseases and Disorders Research
Students research a disease or disorder related to lymphatic system in greater detail than presented in the module. Students explain the etiology, pathology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and potential disease prevention. This activity can be completed as homework, as in-class work, or as a presentation.