Lesson Plan

A New War Weapon to Save Lives

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Young historians view and analyze photos and documents from WWII that are related to blood transfusions and blood plasma. A demonstration of correct and incorrect blood donors visually shows the importance of knowing blood type. After reading, pupils complete an activity sheet.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Instead of a demonstration, let students experiment and document for themselves
  • Have a representative from a blood bank speak to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson fits anatomy and physiology study of the circulatory system, genetics study of inheritance of blood types, and history of science advancements in WWII
  • Includes discussion questions and answers
  • Provides an answer key for the student activity sheet
  • There are a few misspelled words