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Through casual talk and structured interviews, 6th graders tap into the wealth of their senior pals' experiences. They write descriptive essays and narratives based on conversations with relatives or neighbors. They read selected passages on aging and write their own advice and reflections about age and wisdom. Using technology, students also construct a quality tri-panel display for a final presentation.
Students research a topic related to geriatric healthcare. In this geriatric healthcare lesson, students reasearch a topic for the lesson and create a poster explaining the material. Students include a list of helpful resources, and role-play the healthcare provider explaining the material to the patient and a family member.
Students participate in a simulation in which they determine the town budget to help programs in their community for the young and old. In groups, they brainstorm a list of the needs of the young and old and share their thoughts on why they should be supported. They also practice their problem-solving and negotiating skills.
Students study China's population. In this geography lesson plan, students analyze and reach informed opinions about issues ranging from the depletion of natural resources and the environmental, social, and economic tensions caused by exponential population growth in China and other countries in Asia.
Students explore how arterial pressure or blood pressure is the force of the blood against the wall of your arteries. They comprehend that a normal BP for adults is 120/80 mm Hg. Students comprehend that a normal BO for a teenager is around 110/70. They comprehend that high blood pressure, is also called hypertension, is defined as a BP over (140/90) for adults, (143/91) for adolescents 13-15, and (149/97) for adolescents 16-18.
Learners explore ways to be more physically active. They discuss ways physical activity can help them and discuss activities that are best for them. After identifying activities they would like to try, they discuss health professionals who assist in being physically active and visit stations to try activities.