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.
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.
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.
Fourth graders engage withh the fun poem, Jimmy Jett and His TV, to explain the iimportance of assuming responsibility for personal health.
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.
Students 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. Students 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.
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.
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.
Students use educational software to create an alphabetical directory of maps that indicates the precise location of the community's health care facilities.
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. 
Pupils 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.
Students navigate the Internet to view sites on fire safety.  In this fire safety lesson, students answer questions, complete worksheets and make a poster demonstrating their ability to react safely in a fire.
Students review data about a health problem and prepare an investigative report. Teams trade reports and utilize skills developed from previous lessons to evaluate the critical thinking evident in the reports.
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.
Young scholars identify bathtub and pool safety rules. In this water safety lesson, students create a bathtub safety book and water bottle label that contain pool and water safety rules.
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
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.