Disease, a dangerous game/Background

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Thesis statement

The objective of this project is multipart. Our main objective is to create a workable lesson and or learning tool for the Mater Christi school in Burlington, VT as well as all those having access to Wikipedia. We hope to assist Mater Christi, who expressed a desire for assistance in developing more teaching tools and lessons for physiologically "interesting" disorders or diseases, specifically by creating a fun and interesting way of learning about various diseases and how they affect the human body. Ideally, the incorporation of socio-economic factors with regard to treatment and diagnosis in both the 3rd and 1st worlds will be tied in to try to possibly add a peace and justice attitude to an otherwise strictly science based activity. All the while this project must address all requirements of the St. Michael's College Biology senior seminar class.


While this project is in its infancy two major diseases are being considered for use; Malaria and Diabetes. While Aids is arguably the most relevant and popular disease it is already part of the Mater Christi curriculum.

Topics to be discussed with any disease covered will include:

-Origin and history


-Symptoms and effects



-Socio/economical impact

-Current/relevant organizations

Currently, we are in the process of developing a board game for use in teaching students about these diseases. The game would be very loosely based off of Parker Brothers Monopoly and would allow multiple students to simultaneously learn and be engaged.