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      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Sign up for a free educational license of the award-winning documentary </span><i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Jim Allison: Breakthrough</span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> to screen with your students and receive a copy of the </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>toolkit</span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> featuring discussion questions, lesson plans, labs, career exploration, and more. </span>

      <i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Breakthrough</span></i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> highlights how courage, passion, determination, collaboration, and innovation can change the world and inspire hope against huge odds. Inspire your students with this heartwarming story of how science can solve some of our most pressing problems.</span>

      Jim Allison: Breakthrough –Educator Toolkit – The Cancer History Project

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>The toolkit activities can be used or adapted for use in high school, college, and post-secondary classrooms and are written to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Use the toolkit as a whole or borrow pieces to meet your unique learning objectives and circumstances. You may watch the film in the classroom or assign it to your students to watch on their own time. The film is also a great activity for student groups and associations. </span><b>Sign up here</b><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>. </span>

      <b>Part I: Introduction to Cancer</b>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>This section will introduce your students to cancer, Dr. Jim Allison, and the beginning of his quest to find a cure. The activities in this section include:</span>

        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Lesson Plan</span>
        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Discussion Questions</span>
        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Cancer Inquiry Activity</span>
        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Cancer and Cell Cycle Lab</span>
        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Cancer and Cell Cycle Practice Activity</span>

      <b>Part II: The Immune System</b>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>This section will introduce your students to the immune system. The activities in this section include:</span>

        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Immune System & Cell Communication Workbook</span>
        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Teacher Guide to Workbook</span>
        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Discussion Questions</span>
        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Medicinal Mining Lab</span>

      <b>Part III: From Discovery to Rollout</b>

      <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>In this section, your students will reflect on the challenges and triumphs Dr. Allison’s team encountered in the development of ipilimumab. The lab activity teaches students about the FDA and how an idea becomes a drug or form of therapy. The activities in this section include:</span>

        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Lesson Plan</span>
        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Discussion Questions</span>
        <li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>FDA –Drug Development Process Lab</span>

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