Connecting Youth to Quality Health Information

This Connecting Youth to Quality Health Information handout & reference also includes:

Many teenagers don't have adequate access to health and nutrition information beyond a quick Internet search. Guide them into health advocacy and proficiency with a lesson focused on MedlinePlus as a reliable source for health information, in which learners consider various sites to evaluate them for accuracy.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a health class when teaching teens to advocate for their own health
  • Have learners work in pairs or small groups to evaluate the sources provided, either on a computer lab day or at home
Classroom Considerations

  • Mostly aimed at MedlinePlus as the primary way to access health material, though it does provide opportunities to evaluate other sites
Pros

  • Equips pupils with important information and tools that they can use beyond the classroom
  • Provides worksheets and guided activities to assist learners in evaluating the sources
  • Comes with a list of extension materials for further reference
Cons

  • None