Son with cancer: Can we tie all the hospital time to a project?
My son is almost nine and is going through chemotherapy for lymphoma. We spend most of our time at the hospital right now. We stopped formal homeschool in April and have not been able to get back on track yet.
However, yesterday I had the brilliant idea to somehow combine all this time we spend at the hospital around medical professionals to a project of some sort. Maybe a unit study in medicine or job profession of doctors/nurses...I'm not sure. Any ideas or help with the details?
How could we pull this off and make it memorable for my son (and maybe his siblings, too)?
I think this is a wonderful idea if you and your son feel up to it. It is certainly making lemonade out of lemons!
I hope everyone chips in with some ideas for you.
My thoughts are that maybe a large lapbook would be good. You could look at :
The Human Body - there is some lapbook information here
Temperature - you could do lots of experiments at home.
Genes - There is a workbook at Currclick
Medicine through the ages. ie. Medieval medicine.
Occupations in Medicine ie. Doctors, nurses.
My children used to love a PC game called Theme Hospital where you had to manage a hospital including hiring staff, dealing with epidemics and building hospital facilities. You can download it BestOldGames
but I think you need an old operating system to get it to run.
I wish your son a speedy recovery, and hope you all enjoy learning in your project.
best wishes, Julie.
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