Objective: Preface: Understand Why Sacks Is Writing His Book. Try to explain to students the two different elements of Sachs's personality that he is trying to blend together.
1) (1) For homework, have students write two short essays, one describing a medical case you have heard of in purely 'scientific terms.' In the next essay, have them tell the same story but add 'human' detail.
(2) Have students ask a partner about an illness that he/she has struggled with. Students should carry on a conversation with their partner but refer to them by means of the illness in question. Have them talk about how they feel at the end of it. Then trade places and repeat. Reflect on how they feel, being treated as a subject.
(3) Have students write a personality profile of Dr. Sacks. Help them by producing an information sheet that helps them construct the profile...
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