Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lucille Teasdale - Canadian Doctor who Made a Difference in Africa

Lucille Teasdale... Making a Difference...
Have you ever heard of "Doctors Without Borders"? In a 3 minute Free write, jot note everything you know about organizations that volunteer in developing countries. Why do you think people join organizations like these? What impact does it have on the community? What impact does it have on the volunteer? What benefit does it bring to the volunteer's home country? 
Ready to write? (Don't worry about spelling and grammar... just get out your background or prior knowledge!!! )
Ready, get set... GO!

Lucille Teasdale

Lucille Teasdale was one of Canada's first female surgeons. For thirty-five years she operated a medical clinic in Uganda, where she personally treated over 13,000 patients.

More information on Lucille Teasdale

Historica Minutes Video clip on  Lucille Teasdale

Viewing Questions...
1. Why did Lucille Teasdale go to Africa?

2. Who is narrating the video? How do you know?

3. Lucille Teasdale was one of Canada's first female ________________.

4. How many beds were in the hospital?

5. Why was this challenging, what was going on at the time?

6. How many operations did she perform?

7. What did she die of?

8. What year did Lucille die?

9. Why is it all the more tragic that she died in this manner?

Radio Minute clip on Lucille Teasdale...

Listening Questions
1. What sounds do you hear at the beginning of the video? 

2. Where are the people in the radio clip? (The setting). How do you know? (Give clues.)

3. What is Lucille doing? What operation is she doing? How do you know? (Give clues.)

4. What disease was "all over everything"? 

5. Why did the other doctor want her to use instruments? 

6. What happened to Lucille during the operation? 

7. What did the other doctor want to do? 

8. What was Lucille's reaction?

9. What was the other "unknown virus" in 1979 in Uganda? 

10. What was happening in Uganda? Why did Lucille and her Italian husband go there? 

11. What happened to Lucille Teasdale?

12. Why is this so tragic?

13. What city in Canada was Lucille from? 

14. Why should we care about Lucille Teasdale? Why should we learn about her?

*** The above Listening and Viewing Questions are part of assessment.

People Who Have Made a Difference - Helping to Stop Injustice
 Humanitarian Research and Collage

A. Think and respond to the following questions in the form of jot notes.

First,  make jot notes to the questions, before you compose your answers.

1. Who was Lucille Teasdale?

2. What sacrifices did she make?

3. What country was she living in, while in Africa?

4. Who does she remind you of? Or what does her story remind you of? (someone famous, someone close to you...)

B. In partners, compare your jot notes to the above questions. Then move on to part C.

C. As partners, form a small group of 3-4 and discuss your jot notes and your thoughts or opinions on the status of women in today’s society.

1. Are men and women are considered ‘equal’ today?
2. Why do you think this?
3. What support or examples back up your opinion?
4. Research on-line the statistics from the United Nations about the status of women.

D. In the same small group, discuss other groups of people that may not receive fair treatment.
Explain....Why was it unfair?
What was done in history to help change the unjustice?
Has the change been totally effective?

E. As a group, present your findings in a Pictorial collage with words and facts that demonstrate your findings in an eye-catching visual manner. Use a variety of mediums for your collage and include information from your group's research. The objective of your collage is to teach students of your age about injustice in our world, and ways we can help!

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