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.
Learners 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.
Students 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.
Students examine the concept of self-esteem. In this personal health lesson, students explore their personal strengths and weaknesses in an effort to recognize their worth. Students analyze the personal inventory they create and discuss self-esteem issues.
Students investigate personal health by researching healthy eating on the Internet. In this childhood disease activity, students discuss diabetes, the causes, and ways it can be prevented. Students complete worksheets based on potentially hazardous diets and foods that should be substituted to ensure a healthy body.
Students examine the implications of AIDS. In this personal health activity, students research and compare AIDS statistics as well as advancements in treating AIDS. Students create AIDS public awareness campaigns.
Students make plans for growing up. For this personal health lesson, students participate in a strategic planning session to prepare them for the challenges of adulthood. 
Students practice conflict resolution skills. For this personal health lesson, students share incidents of verbal harassment, exclusion, gossip, and unwanted physical contact. Students discuss how to handle the situations and role play the coping strategies.
Young scholars take a closer look at eating disorders. In this personal health lesson, students research common eating disorders, investigate treatments for the disorders, and make presentations that highlight their findings. 
Young scholars explore self image. In this personal health lesson, students watch "Prescribing Beauty," and discuss what beauty is. Young scholars develop beauty questionnaires and complete them.
Students explore toxic hazards. In this personal health lesson, students discover appropriate uses for household chemicals as they identify potentially harmful products in their homes.
Students examine the effects of teen drinking. In this personal health instructional activity, students research alcohol's effect on the teen brain. Students discuss their findings about the alcohol-brain connection and create brain maps.
Students consider the risks of the over-the-counter (OTC) drug use. In this personal health activity, students watch "Prescription for Trouble," and discuss illegal use of drugs. Students complete a survey about OTC and illegal drug use in teens and discuss the results.
Students examine the causes and effects of vertigo. In this personal health lesson, students watch 2 Red Cross video segments that feature a walkway in Spain. Students discuss vertigo and respond to discussion questions about the video segments.
Students examine sources of support. In this personal health lesson, students participate in activities that require them to consider people. organizations, and websites that they may contact when they need emotional support.
Middle schoolers examine Benjamin Franklin's outlook on personal health. In this personal health lesson, students keep food and fitness diaries. Middle schoolers discuss their findings as well Benjamin Franklin's advice for living well.
High schoolers explore the implications of teen driving. In this personal health lesson, students research and discuss impaired driving, seat belt usage, speeding, and distracted driving. High schoolers then create public awareness marketing campaigns that address the issues.
Students examine healthy habits. In this personal health lesson plan, students read books pertaining to personal health topics and then discuss basic safety, hygiene, and nutrition.
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.
Second graders play a game about personal health behaviors related to nutrition.