These lesson plans help you explore what cancer is with students. They’re ideal for Year 9 or S2 students.

Students will consider how they understand the word ‘cancer’ and where these views have come from. They will then explore the truth behind a variety of cancer myths and learn about what cancer actually is, explaining this in their own words to cement their understanding. In part 2 students will learn about the signs of cancer in young people and what to do if they have concerns about their own or others health.

Lesson plans

These lessons are largely PSHE lessons, with elements of Science and speaking and listening. Students will learn about the signs of cancer in young people and what to do if they have concerns about their own or others health.

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