Author:
Audrey Foster
Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing, Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • HS Group
  • Health Sciences
  • History of Healthcare
  • Hs
  • Lindsey Fitzharris
  • NE HS
  • Surgery
  • The Butchering Art
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    The Butchering Art - Unit Lesson Plan

    The Butchering Art - Unit Lesson Plan

    Overview

    This is a unit plan covering the history of the surgery. It is designed to take about 35 days (50-minute class periods). This unit is based on the book, The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris. For each of the chapters, vocab activities, pre-reading activities, and reflection questions have been created. A final project is included at the end of the unit. 

    To grade this unit, the book is chunked into Portfolios (Prologue to Chapter 4, Chapters 5-8, Chapter 9 to Epilogue), which are designed to be the formative grades. Each of these Portfolios has a Portfolio Checksheet, which is a list of assignments that must be turned in for that unit. The Portfolios can be returned to the students and used on the final project. The final project is the summative grade for the unit. Quizzes could be added to this unit to increase the number of summative grades. 

    To make this unit easier to facilitate, I would suggest purchasing the Audio Book, along with the hardcopies to help read to the class.

    The Butchering Art - Unit Lesson Plan

    Overview

    This is a unit plan covering the history of the surgery. It is designed to take about 35 days (50-minute class periods). This unit is based on the book, "The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine" by Lindsey Fitzharris. For each of the chapters, vocab activities, pre-reading activities, and reflection questions have been created. A final project is included at the end of the unit. 

    To grade this unit, the book is chunked into Portfolios (Prologue to Chapter 4, Chapters 5-8, Chapter 9 to Epilogue), which are designed to be the formative grades. Each of these Portfolios has a Portfolio Checksheet, which is a list of assignments that must be turned in for that unit. The Portfolios can be returned to the students and used on the final project. The final project is the summative grade for the unit. Quizzes could be added to this unit to increase the number of summative grades. 

    To make this unit easier to facilitate, I would suggest purchasing the Audio Book, along with the hardcopies to help read to the class. 

     

    • Essential Question

      • What should be done about exploring healthcare careers and the history of those professions?

    • Objectives

      • Students will be able to define vocabulary words associated with surgery and the history of healthcare. 

      • Students will be able to describe the history of surgery. 

      • Students will be able to explain the contributions of Joseph Lister to the healthcare industry. 

      • Students will be able to describe the evolution of antiseptics.  

      • Students will be able to compare and contrast current and historic healthcare practices. 

      • Students will be able to explain the importance of technological innovations in the textile industry. 

      • Students will be able to compare and contrast current healthcare current events to healthcare technologies of the past. 

      • Students will be able to identify the relationships between historic scientists. 

      • Students will be able to describe how surgical tools have changed over time. 

    • Image Credit: Photo by Olga Kononenko on Upsplash

    Teacher Notes

    • Bellwork 

      • For each day, a bellringer question has been provided. Students should answer these on a Bellringer sheet for each day. 

      • While discussing the history of healthcare, it is also important to learn about the innovations of today’s healthcare technologies. Every fifth day, a Healthcare Current Event has been included. These can be updated and changed to your liking and to fit your needs. These could be included on a Monday to get them excited or on a Friday to give them a break, etc. 

    • Content/Procedure/Activity

      • The slide deck outlines the activities for each day. This includes vocab exercises, pre-reading activities, reading questions, and reflection questions. Materials for each day are linked as well. 

    • Group Discussion 

      • Discussion questions have been included in the slide deck for each chapter. 

    • Closure/Check for Understanding

      • At the conclusion of each day, the teacher can recap what was covered and preview the following day.

    Standards Alignment

    2023 - 2024 Nebraska High School Standards
    HS.HS.6.1.a - Identify the history of health care.
    HS.HS.6.1.b - Identify current trends in healthcare and how they impact healthcare and society.
    HS.HS.6.1.d - Describe healthcare careers.
    HS.HS.6.2.b - Describe ethical practices with respect to cultural, social, and ethnic differences within the healthcare environment.
    HS.HS.6.3.a - Identify personal traits and attitudes desirable in a member of a healthcare team.
    HS.HS.6.3.b - Identify common barriers to communication between healthcare professionals and patients.