Choice # 2: I also made the decision to make critical thinking a part of this course, instead of merely focusing on the history or technical aspects. I want students to be able to form their own opinions about folk medicine based on what they have learned.
Name and describe one of your projects strengths.
One of the main strengths of this project is that it combines fun with fact. In other words, it is not just a dry look at the history of folk medicine, but it will include interesting anecdotes and some bizarre and funny rituals and practices as well. I went this direction because I want to keep things interesting and keep the students engaged.
Name and describe one of my projects weaknesses.
The main weakness of this project is that it may be difficult to include all of the many aspects of folk medicine in detail because there are such a wide variety of subjects to cover. However, I am hopeful that I will be able to weed out the most relevant and important topics.
Anything else you'd like me to know about your project?…
Sources Used in Document:
Additional Source #3: UCLA's Online Archive of American Folk Medicine. Web. http://www.folkmed.ucla.edu/
This online searchable database will provides students with access to thousands of articles and texts related to the course topic.
Two Guest Speakers
Guest speaker #1: D.C. Jarvis, author of the book Folk Medicine. Having him as a guest speaker would be an excellent supplement to the book. It would also allow students to ask questions related to his book.