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Episode 5: "Dad Genes"

21st Century Skill:
Initiative & Self-Direction

Anchor Standard in Reading CCRA.R.4:
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in the text.

Tahmid’s father, Devesh, is suffering from severe stomach pain. It could be simple gastritis or something as dire as stomach cancer, but he refuses to come to the clinic for an appointment. Together with Tahmid, the medical director needs to figure out the best way to convince Tahmid’s dad to put his health first, even if that means referring him to another clinician. Meanwhile, Sasha’s son Clive, who works next door at the community center, is working on a special surprise for the doctor’s birthday party!

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