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Address myths and stereotypes surrounding HIV and AIDS in this lesson plan. Students discuss how the disease is transmitted, how to properly apply a condom, and how to handle real life situations. Note: A number of extension activities, resources, and family supports are included.
Healthy choices includes anything from brushing your teeth to always wearing a seatbelt to choosing healthy foods. Making wise lifestyle choices means making decisions that will positively impact overall health. Help young learners identify active, healthy choices by doing the included art project in which they cut out pictures from magazines depicting healthy choices.
A prewriting prompt, a class discussion, a website visit and accompanying worksheet, and a culminating group project make up this lesson on public health awareness. The topic is folic acid and how its absence in the diet may influence birth defects, but the overarching lesson is about increasing awareness. Use this with biology or health classes.
Introduce your environmental studies or health class to IAQ, that is, indoor air quality. Do so with an informational reading and an activity in which they analyze the air in the classroom for potential pollutants. The resource states that it was written for middle to high schoolers, but is probably most appropriate for upper-elementary classes.
Tenth graders organize and interpret data from a student health program. In this physical education lesson, 10th graders use a body composition analyzer over 8 weeks to determine the validity of a student health program. Data obtained is organized into tables and graphs.
Students define strength, endurance and flexibility and understand that each requires different exercises. In this physical/health education lesson plan students record the benefits of particular exercises to improve their endurance, flexibility, or strength. Students create a plan of exercises.
What a simple way to have a health class learn about puberty! Worksheet 1 has a list of statements about puberty, and the class puts checkmarks in the boxes that they think applies to boys and/or to girls. Sure to promote lively discussion, this resource reminds students that puberty is a process.
The central video for this lesson is not available through the included resource link. However, the activity that simulates the passing of a virus through a population is impacting and the other resource links are invaluable. Use this lesson in a life science unit when covering viruses, or in a health class when covering communicable disease. Either way, you will find a plethora of ideas written into this resource, including cross-curricular extensions.
Every health teacher should use this lesson, which prompts learners to research all the available resources and support organizations for any kind of health care in their area. Help your class learn what resources are in their own neighborhoods: clinics, dentists, youth organizations for gay and lesbians, counselors, and more. Extend the lesson to include colorful brochures about an organization they researched.