Against the Odds presents the following instructional resources for middle- and high-school students and educators. Use them to discover stories of people and places featured in the exhibition. And explore how you, too, can Get Involved in improving health for all.

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Against the Odds opened at the National Library of Medicine on April 16, 2008. The launch was accompanied by a program for high school students from Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, in which speakers whose accomplishments are highlighted in the exhibition gave inspirational talks about how they are making a difference. Check out this series of 5 podcasts to hear them, released in January 2009 in conjunction with the month's focus on Careers in Global Health.


Health & Human Rights
Lesson Plan
My Agita Brazil:
Healthy Lifestyle
Science & Society:
Preventing the Spread of
Disease Lesson Plan
Educator's Guide to
Hosting a Global Health

This site has been made possible by numerous contributors and reviewers. We greatly appreciate the time and work of these individuals. Thank you!

Janet Collier,
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Rockville, MD

Eva El-Khatib,
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Bethesda, MD

Katherine Estes,
Briggs Chaney Middle School
Silver Spring, MD

Elizabeth Flens,
Blessed Sacrament School
Washington, D.C.

Brad Goldberg,
Montgomery County Public Schools
Rockville, MD

Dorothy Harris,
Quince Orchard High School
Gaithersburg, MD

Jill Kulekofsky Selman,
Richard Montgomery High School
Rockville, MD

Susan Soulé,
Quince Orchard High School
Gaithersburg, MD