Can you organize courses around something other than a textbook? Would you like to say no to the book reps?


Books in use this year:

Using common tools:

  • Case study approach
  • Data bases
  • 3Ps approach
  • Data literacy

Incorporating Learning Objectives

Level of Organization

Bioethics crossover


  • Level of prep work

Product: General outline (philosophy?) for a course flexible enough for use in any class with any book.



Cancer and metabolism secondary article

NSTA’s annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12

International spin

Upper division molecular biology spin

Other resources that could be helpful:

Risk perception and cancer screening behavior review article

Bioethics case studies resource

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One Response to Case Based Learning Using Trade Books

  1. Marion Fass says:

    I’m now trying to use Spillover by David Quammen. Will update at end of semester.