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- Damaris M., Teacher
- Downey, CA
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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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars include a list of helpful resources, and role-play the healthcare provider explaining the material to the patient and a family member.
Tenth graders explore the different health risks associated with human papillomavirus. In this health science lesson, 10th graders identify different ways to prevent viral and bacterial infection. They research and develop an awareness workshop for their friends and families.
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.
High schoolers 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.
Students examine the characteristics of being a senior citizen in today's society. In groups, they develop a list of stereotypes associated with senior citizens. They use the internet to research their financial situtation, proper nutrition, housing and self-image concerns. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast their lives to a senior citizen.
Students recognize the needs, disabilities and attitudes of seniors. In this sensitivity awareness lesson, students work with residents of a senior citizen residence and build a relationship with a senior. Students simulate the discomforts seniors may be enduring and discuss their reactions.