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Students explore the importance of the tropical rain forest in different cultures. Through a cooperative game, they locate countries that are known for their forest resources. Students discuss the similarities and differences of various cultures who live and depend solely on tropical forests.
In this literature and history worksheet, students prepare to read the novel by Lois Lowry Number the Stars. Students read the history behind the Nazi occupation of Denmark and the arrest of the Jews there. This is a 10 page historical account of the Holocaust events with photographs from WW1.
In this 4-H leadership skill worksheet set, students design a Leadership Coat-of-Arms using the given questions. They examine eight important qualities that leaders need to have and complete a checklist of the leadership qualities that they possess.
In order to be a good leader, student need to evaluate their own personality traits. Using this 30 question activity, learners can get a grasp on their strengths and areas that they can improve on to be a better leader.
Middle schoolers view pictures and videos to compare the structure and function of animal mouth-parts. In this structure and function lesson, students explore online pictures and videos of animal mouth-parts. They compare the structure of the parts with their function and with human adaptations.
Starry Night by Van Gogh is a wonderful piece that invites the imagination to explore. Second graders learn about the piece and the artist through a guided observation. After they discuss the painting, they continue their exploration through six different activities where they'll draw, paint, and write about the piece.
Secondary special education young scholars are introduced to the topics covered in health class. This is the first in a series of lessons focused teaching developmentally appropriate life and sexual health related topics. Intended for mild to moderately disabled students.
Investigate herbal medicine in the science or health classroom with this lesson from the New York Times. After a discussion about class members beliefs about and experiences with herbal medicines, pupils read an article that might impact their opinions. The lesson would be a good addition to a language arts class, as it focuses on word choice in informational text. The approach could be used in a science or health class as well.
Young scholars explore the effects of drugs and drug treatment programs in the science or health classroom.
Students simulate the effects of alcohol on their vision and motor skills. Then, after doing additional research on the dangers of driving while intoxicated, students create an educational activity that might convince a particular target a
The first part of this article by PBS on the Miss America pageants can be used in a health class when it's time to talk about body image. There are links to related articles. There are some great questions for discussion. There are ideas for some projects the class can do. This article provides a lot of food for thought.
Students examine each level of the food pyramid and how many servings they should consume during the day. They study the important nutrients associated with each category of the food pyramid.
Students examine the topic of depression and how it relates to their own lives. They watch and discuss a video, complete a worksheet about their own experiences, and in small groups design and display a poster.
Students work together to brainstorm dialogues intended to persuade another person to engage in a sexual activity. They supply creative and persuasive refusals to these requests.
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 instructional activity 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 instructional activity 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. 
Turn your class loose to experiment with the different fat content in skim milk, whole milk, half and half, and heavy cream. This is a visually vibrant experiment, as learners drip food coloring on the surface of the products and measure how far it spreads. The procedure was written up by an education student, so it is not refined, but the activity would be useful in a health class when studying fat content in foods or in a biology class when studying hydrophobic molecules or fats.
High schoolers examine the third pillar of Islam. They discover the influence of Islamic ideas and practices on other cultures, Explore the various meanings of social group and the ways that each group functions. Then, they research the relationship of family health to individual health. This is a well-organized lesson complete with several extension ideas, however do to the religious nature it may not be suitable for all public school settings.
Students develop an understanding of how aspirin works and how understanding it's interaction with other chemicals in the body aided doctors in medical research. They complete a lab that compares the reaction of regular aspirin and buffered aspirin in neutral, acidic, and basic solutions.
Students research the relationship between physical activity and the prevention of illness, disease and premature death. Students understand that working out regularly will increase muscular strength, endurance and improve many areas of their lives.