Personal and Community Health Teacher Resources
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This resource has many links to basic concepts behind nursing and wellness. Learners will define the terms community and health to then describe the six basic elements of community health practice to be used in nursing. This is an online activity.
Where Do You Stand?
Scholars assess a government's ability to intervene in personal health decisions. They research basic facts about euthanasia and describe their opinions about new legislation passed in the United States Congress about an individual's right to die.
Nutrition with a Smile
Second graders play a game about personal health behaviors related to nutrition.
Jimmy Jett and His TV Set
Fourth graders engage withh the fun poem, Jimmy Jett and His TV, to explain the iimportance of assuming responsibility for personal health.
Class and Health: You Are What You Eat
Students determine a working definition of class in order to determine how social class can affect personal health. They research their own nutritional needs and work to encourage healthy change in their communities.
Advocacy, Recognition, Prevention Through Art and Health
Pupils analyze how the environment and family history impacts personal health. In this personal health lesson, students discuss cancer and survey the school community about the disease. Pupils create a bulletin board about cancer and build banners for people who have personally experienced the disease.
Students explore how to appropriately deal with their feelings. In this personal health instructional activity on feelings, students participate in a group discussion about feelings, and complete two activities writing about their feelings and matching feelings to facial expressions.
Second graders listen to speakers to explore personal health behaviors that influence individual well-being.
Assessing Health Habits
Seventh graders discuss what are the characteristics of a personal with good health. They read an article about influences on health and discuss and perform a self assessment to gauge their personal health. They then go to the gym and perform and discuss physical activities related to social health, fitness, and stress reduction.
Illness and Prevention
Fourth graders set personal health goals for preventing illness, identify different pathogens and explain how the body protects itself from pathogens, discuss ways in which prevention and transmission of disease are affected by individual behaviors.
Personal Health Series: Fitness
Complete activities to help your class appreciate the importance of physical activity. They will answer discussion questions, read articles, and create their own physically active game in order to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of physical activity. This activity also includes a quiz and answer key.
An Atlas of Health Care
Learners use educational software to create an alphabetical directory of maps that indicates the precise location of the community's health care facilities.
The Mayor of Sick City/wellness
Students compose a letter to their community. They inform the citizens of an impending public health danger. They provide valid public health information regarding the health and well-being of the community. They present their public health campaign to the class.
Outerspace: Frontier for Personal Health and Hygiene
Students view photos of astronauts sleeping, eating, bathing, and using the toilet, and discuss hygiene problems in a zero-gravity environment. They contrast hygiene habits in space to those on Earth, and create storybooks illustrating good hygiene.
Germs: Learning Not to Share
Young scholars have cinnamon sprinkled onto their hands and walk around the room touching objects within their reach. Students observe all of the objects containing cinnamon fingerprints to visualize where and how germs are spread.
Kids Health - Sportsmanship
Young scholars complete activities regarding good sportsmanship. In this sportsmanship lesson, students discuss winning, losing, and cheating. They participate in Sportsmanship scenarios and discuss what they would do in each situation.
Heart Rate and Physical Fitness Research
Students investigate the causes of heart disease and survey the staff to gather data on their health and family history. In this health lesson students create a PowerPoint presentation and brochure on the communities health.
A State of Obesity
Students compare obesity trends between states. In this health studies lesson, students conduct research to compare and contrast obesity trends from state to state. Students view a PowerPoint presentation to determine the statistics of obesity in different states. Students work together to create hypotheses about the reasons for the various patterns they find. They conduct additional Internet research to support or refute their claims.o
Nutrition and the Elderly
Study the nutrition of elderly people and how it helps them to remain independent and healthy. Learners investigative the nutrition concerns of the elderly. MyPlate, vitamine requirements and sensory changes in the elderly are discussed. Note: The lesson would be great for 12th graders thinking about working as a CNA.
Health Database Lesson Plan
Third graders demonstrate the ability to identify personal health needs. They classify foods from the school lunch menus into the correct food groups. A database file is created. They determine if the school lunch menu offers a balanced meal.