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Curricular Resources in Health

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Health. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Air Quality Theme Page

Careers in Health and Medicine Theme Page

Drinking and Driving Theme Page

Eating Disorders Theme Page

Fitness Theme Page

HIV / AIDS Theme Page

[The] Human Body's SensesTheme Pages

[The] Human Body's Systems Theme Pages

Quit Smoking Theme Page

Self Esteem Theme Page

Substance Abuse Theme Page

Teen Suicide Theme Page

Tobacco Abuse Theme Page

Youth Violence Theme Page

General Health Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Health. Please read our disclaimer.

The Achoo directory is a comprehensive meta-list of links to Internet sites that focus on health care. Three categories of links are provided: Human Life, Practice of Medicine, and Business of Health.

Ask an Expert: Health
CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students and teachers. Questions/answers on Health may be found in our "All Subjects" section at the top of the page, the "Fitness/Health/Medicine" section, as well as the general "Reference" section.

[The] Balance Beam
The Balance Beam is a health newsletter published weekly for students at Stanford University. Each week it focuses on a different health issue. Topics on the home page include assertiveness, depression, dieting, eating disorders, exercise and nutrition.

Body Tune Up
In this webquest activity, intermediate students conduct web research to find out how to make a healthier body. Their research is done from one of four perspectives, depending on the expert role they have assumed: food, exercise, hygiene, and safety. Starting points for the research are provided.

Diet and Weight Loss/Fitness Home Page
This site has everything you could possibly want to know about weight loss, dieting, and nutrition.

Diseases, Disorders and Related Topics
This is a meta-list of links to sites that have information about diseases. Although much of this is oriented for medical professionals, there is information that would be suitable for students as well.

Go ask Alice
"Go Ask Alice" is a computer health question and answer service provided by Columbia University. Students are able to ask questions about relationships, nutrition and diet, drugs, sex, alcohol, stress, etc. and answers will be posted on the site. These answers are not intended to provide personal medical diagnosis or treatment. All of Alice's answers are browsable by main topic or seachable by key word.

Hidden Killers: Deadly Viruses
There are four main sections to this web quest site on viruses: Virus Basics (general information); Human Defenses (how our body fights viruses); Virus Profiles (includes histories of some specific viruses); Military (bio-weapons). You'll also find recent news, a conference on viruses, vocabulary, games, and a feature article - all on viruses of course.

Internet Health Directory
This meta-list of links provides access to a huge volume of health-related information available via the Internet. Categories of links are general health, child and adolescent health, women's health, men's health, health for the aged, and complementary (alternative) medicine.

Here's a searchable health database. Enter a condition or illness to locate pertinent information.
KidsHealth contains health information organized by target audience (kids, parents, or professionals). There's a search engine as well as a comprehensive index.

MedWeb: Public Health
Here's a huge meta-list of Internet resources dealing with every kind of health, alphabetically arranged and searchable by keyword. If you can't find it here, then it probably doesn't exist.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Electronic information from this US government agency covers topics such as Foods, Human Drugs, Biologics, Medical Devices/Radiological Health, Animal Drugs, Cosmetics, Toxicology, and Children & Tobacco.

Yo, It's Time For Braces
Grade 5 students developed this Webquest Junior site to help kids "understand different types of braces and appliances, to help you know what is going to happen, and to help you cope with braces when you are home. " There are lots of pictures and explanations written specifically for kids.

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Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Health. For other resources in this subject area (e.g., lesson plans or theme pages, or resources on Nutrition), click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

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