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Health Careers

For Teachers 10th
Scholars select a health and/or medical science career and, using various sources, research to find out as much as they can about what the job involves. They research the kind of education and training required and the cost of that...
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What Is Juneteenth, and Why Is It so Important?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A short TEDEd video details the history of Juneteenth celebrations, the events of June 19, 1865, and the importance of Juneteenth celebrations.
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Face of Mental Illness

For Teachers 9th
To develop an understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health problems and the impact stigma and discrimination have on those who would seek help, groups investigate the symptoms of and risk factors associated with eight different...
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Cyber Tattoo

For Teachers 9th
Designed to inform high school freshmen about the ramifications of sharing personal information through social media, this lesson focuses on sexting. Investigators first check the validity of websites using a Website Evaluation Tool....
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Business Project

For Teachers 12th Standards
Where's the data? After choosing from a list of business topics, scholars embark on a research project. They develop a strong thesis statement, follow MLA formatting requirements, select sources, and write a five-paragraph research essay. 
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Incorporating Varied Resources

For Teachers 12th
Learners hone their business communication skills by creating a newsletter based on a chosen topic. Using the resource, pupils research, gather information, take notes, and develop their newsletters.  
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Careers in Department of Transportation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Cars, planes, and trains, oh my! Using the informative resource, scholars expand their knowledge about transportation-related careers. As a culminating activity, pupils research and present on a chosen agency within the Department of...
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STDs: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After gathering information about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), high schoolers engage in two activities designed to educate themselves and others. They begin by using what they have learned to write a speech for a friend who...
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Skin Cancer: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lather up! That's the takeaway from two activities that focus on skin cancer. To begin, class members read articles to gather information about sun exposure, tanning, and skin cancer. They use this information to design a pamphlet to...
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Food Allergies: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine life without PB&J's! For some, it isn't a question of want but a question of life and death. High schoolers investigate food allergies and develop presentations that inform others about symptoms of allergic reactions...
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Eating Disorders: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After gathering information about various eating disorders, high schoolers create a poster or infographic that presents both unhealthy and healthy appearances and eating habits. A second activity asks pupils to craft letters of advice to...
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HIV and AIDS: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Two activities help high schoolers learn about HIV and AIDS. First, groups read and discuss articles that provide information about sexually transmitted diseases and conduct further research to gather current information. They then...
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Obesity: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers take on the role of the nation's first Teen Nutrition and Fitness Czars and create tips that can be texted to other teens to remind them about healthy eating and exercising. Groups read articles to gather background...
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Shark Tank - Mental Illnesses

For Students 8th - 10th
Young entrepreneurs research and develop a Shark Tank-style pitch for a solution to help people who have a mental illness. After the presentations, research groups complete a rubric for each product and vote for the one product they feel...
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Face of Mental Illness

For Teachers 10th
There are a lot of myths and misinformation out there about mental illness. Help set the record straight with a resource that debunks the falsehoods and provides high schoolers with accurate and important information about the various...
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Cyber Tattoo

For Teachers 10th
Sophomores use a website evaluation tool to determine if their selected websites are valid and reliable. They read about and list three behaviors about taking and sending photos of minors that qualify as Class 1 misdemeanors in their...