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- Lori V.
- Houston, TX
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Identify the different types of graphs and when they are used. Learners will research a specific health issue facing teens today. They then develop a survey, collect and analyze data and present their findings in class. This is a lesson on mathematical techniques, but a collaboration with another subject area teacher would be useful to the students.
Oh, no! Everyone is getting sick! Young French speakers use French expressions regarding physical health, some of which are idioms. With the use of health expressions provided in the lesson plan, pairs work together to write stories that they can also act out as skits. They include as many expressions as possible.
What is your attitude on health and illness? By considering their own experiences, students will reflect on and discuss their attitudes toward health and illness while educating each other by researching illnesses in small groups, creating a handbook, and writing response papers. The final activity will be to complete a survey. Tip: Add a pre-survey and compare results.
Is laughter really the best medicine? Middle and high schoolers discuss the truth behind this adage by reading and discussing a New York Times article about Dr. Patch Adams. They participate in a round-table debate in response to quotations from an interview with Dr. Adams (included here).
Why is it so important to get examinations of the breasts and genitalia? It could be a matter of a life or death situation. Better to be a little embarrassed, or a little uncomfortable, than the alternative of having an undetected malady. Remember, that self-examination is a part of sexual health care. This lesson is very comprehensive in addressing these issues. It is definitely worth looking at and using what you are comfortable with in your class. Their health depends on it.
Focusing on prenatal health, this thorough resource provides discussion points about behaviors of the mother and of the father. It differentiates between controllable behaviors that help decrease problems with the developing fetus, and uncontrollable elements, such as congenital defects. After class discussion, your high schoolers can play a game and review what they have learned so far.