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- Zachary, LA
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By examining harmful health and hygiene practices, teens will be able to determine what is best for their body. Advertisers for health/hygiene products will also be evaluated for "best interest" criteria. The class will begin by answering a series of questions, in teams or whole group. Following the discussion students will be given a homework worksheet to further evaluate their understanding. This resource could be subjective or viewed as a sensitive area of study.
Options for public and privately funded health care is a valuable debate for students to follow and learn from. They can use their research to take part in a Town Hall Meeting using facts and style. They will contact the representatives advocating a policy or write an individual follow up to the Town Hall Meeting detailing their personal opinion.
Read informational text which relays how medical care differs around the globe and throughout history. There are three separate lessons, each focused on a particular case study, regional medical availability, and cultural norms. Learners use the provided information to analyze and research a medical condition and possible treatment plan. This is a very complete series which includes worksheets, case studies, background information, narratives, and a glossary.
Read this selection about "food deserts," places where high poverty rates limit access to healthy foods with your class. Six multiple choice questions on comprehension, inferences, vocabulary, and citing the text follow the selection and support accurate reading and discussion. Thorough explanations of each correct answer are included. A terrific resource, both for the topic of health and nutrition, and for informational text comprehension practice and test prep.
Learners investigate poor health habits by identifying their own exercise habits. In this physical education lesson, pupilsdiscuss specific pressures and situations that lead them to make poor exercise decisions at home. They bring a photograph of a certain athlete they admire and present that person to the class.
Students explore the threat of global health issues. In this globalization lesson, students read the noted articles about diseases that have morphed through globalization. Students then participate in classroom simulation that requires them to discuss and brainstorm solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
High schoolers identify and discuss three important elements of health: physical, social, and mental health. They go into detail about each and spend a lot of time discussing the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating a fat-filled, junk-food diet. Very important information is passed along in this lesson.
F.L.A.S.H stands for Family Life and Sexual Health, it's a program specifically focused on provided special needs learners vital information regarding personal and sexual health. This is an overview of the program, complete with sample activities, classroom protocol, IEP notes, and how to answer difficult questions. Even if you don't use the program this overview may be of some interest.