Health Teacher Resources
Healthy bodies and minds make healthy learners! Here you'll find a wealth of health-related lesson plans and activities on nutrition, wellness, growth and development, injury prevention, and first aid.
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Progressive Era: Public Pressure and Government Actions
High schoolers read sections of the novel, "The Jungle". They identify the problems of the meat industry during the Progressive Era. They discuss food concerns of today and make connections between the two time periods.
9th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 40 Downloads
Healthy Living Lesson Plan 7 - Yoga and Relaxation
Yoga can help to relieve stress as well as help learners become more aware of their bodies. They can also work on flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance. There is a link to the entire lesson which contains descriptions of several simple poses; it can be downloaded.
6th - 9th Physical Education 40 Views 37 Downloads
Good Food Explorers
Students use different food items in order to practice the mathematical concept of shape recognition. At the same time the teacher explains how crops are a source of physical health. They use all five senses to describe each food item and identify the shapes.
Pre-K Science 26 Views 32 Downloads
Folic Acid Health Campaign
A prewriting prompt, a class discussion, a website visit and accompanying worksheet, and a culminating group project make up this instructional activity on public health awareness. The topic is folic acid and how its absence in the diet may influence birth defects, but the overarching instructional activity is about increasing awareness.
9th - 12th Health 20 Views 11 Downloads
HIV/AIDS: Rights and Responsibilities
Eighth graders read and discuss various situations revolving around the subject of HIV/AIDS. They practice applying knowledge, solving problems, and identifying feelings around the issue of HIV. They also discuss correct condom use.
8th Health 18 Views 14 Downloads
Viruses/Infectious Diseases: What's Really Bugging You?
Middle school life science or health classes listen to an audio, visit websites, read different articles, and participate in a class-wide simulation about the spread of viruses. The lesson doesn't get into the mechanics of how viruses replicate, but rather focuses on the spread of infectious disease, why it is different to control, and how the illnesses can be prevented.
5th - 8th Health 80 Views 103 Downloads
AIDS, HIV and other Microbe Matters
This series of lessons contains sensitive material. Please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. It begins by discussing what microbes are. Scholars are then asked to review a few online resources and answer questions for each.
7th - 12th Science 19 Views 11 Downloads
Three is a Toxic Number
Future public health advocates read a case study of a combination of water pollutants that may be linked to autism. The class is split into three groups, one to research each of the suspected chemicals. The look at how each one affects humans, and then share the information with the rest of the class.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 10 Downloads
Reading Club: Sex Ed
If you teach health, sociology, ethics, or a class that addresses controversial issues, this resource related to schools' sex education programs may be useful. The New York Times' Learning Network provides a lengthy article on a unique sex ed class in a Pennsylvania private school and invites young people to participate in a reading discussion on this high-interest topic.
11th - 12th Health 22 Views 28 Downloads
A Breath of Poor Air: Inspecting Indoor Air Quality in the Classroom
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.
4th - 8th Science 28 Views 18 Downloads
The Family Roles of Addiction
This set of slides goes through the different roles that the members of the family of an alcohol or chemical addict take on. Professional in appearance, it takes a straightforward, unemotional look at the "star," the "enabler," the "hero," and other positions taken in this imbalanced family.
9th - 12th Health 24 Views 19 Downloads
Making Logic Out of Madness
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.
10th Math 21 Views 17 Downloads
Advocacy, Recognition, Prevention Through Art and Health
Students analyze how the environment and family history impacts personal health. In this personal health activity, students discuss cancer and survey the school community about the disease. Students create a bulletin board about cancer and build banners for people who have personally experienced the disease.
7th - 9th Science 21 Views 17 Downloads
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Record calorie and nutritional content, exercise, and weight loss with this functional application. As part of a nutrition or health class, open the eyes of teenagers to the make-up of what they really eat. Encourage healthy habits by having learners track their intake and output of calories.
6th - Higher Ed Physical Education 29 Views 11 Downloads
A salad of nutrition-themed videos can be enjoyed by your health class as a wrap-up to the nutrition unit. Groups select a topic and create a two-three minute skit or commercial to be filmed and shared. If you assign each group a specific topic, this project could be a fantastic way to review the unit's material.
6th - 8th Health 29 Views 12 Downloads
Where's the Beef - Beef Facts or Hype, Is it Bad for You?
Analyze a Happy Meal™ for nutrient content and calories. Blend the contents into "McMush" and use Biuret's solution to test for protein content. There are a few problems with the lesson plan: the resource links are no longer valid, the formatting leaves pages cut off at the bottom, and learners must have laboratory experience to carry out the testing.
10th - 12th Science 18 Views 14 Downloads
Human Clinical Studies
A simple, yet poignant lesson gets teens reading ads for clinical trials and discussing the requirements for participation. At home, they peruse the newspaper to find current examples of similar advertisements. The purpose of this lesson is to increase awareness of what it takes to develop treatments for different health conditions.
6th - 12th Health 20 Views 11 Downloads
Healthy Eating: Vitamins
The first five slides contain photographs of foods containing each of the major vitamins: A, B, C, D, and E. Then there is a slide explaining each of the three macro nutrients. The final slide is a low-quality graphic of the food pyramid. Except for this last slide, the presentation is valuable as an introduction to nutrition for your upper elementary or middle school health classes.
4th - 7th Health 21 Views 22 Downloads