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Instructional Materials 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

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

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.

Antibiotics: How do Antibiotics Work?
This web page, a support document for an episode of Newton's Apple, contains instructional ideas and activities that Health teachers can use independently of the video to help students understand how antibiotics kill bacteria, and what can cause an antibiotic to lose its effectiveness in curing a disease.

Beat the Clock
A four lesson plan unit on time management for middle school students.

Bigger Than Life but Not Necessarily Better
In this lesson plan, grade 6-12 students "examine where one develops his or her views about health and ways in which different products promote specific ideas of what should be seen as healthy. Students then investigate different ways in which people alter their bodies to become more like the "ideal" picture of health promoted in American society and assess the marketing of dolls, action figures, and nutritional supplements, focusing on the images of health that they present." They use a New York Times article as a starting point for their explorations.

Cardboard Cognition
A collection of card and board games organized by subject and grade levels (K-College).

Encarta Lesson Collection: Health
Select "Health" on their Lesson Collection Page to find about a dozen diverse lesson plans in this subject.

Health Lesson Plans from National Core Knowledge Conferences
A collection of units and lesson plans developed by teachers in "Core Knowledge" schools who have agreed to share them on the web. Use the above link to go to several hundred units/lessons organized by grade level (Preschool through to grades 7/8) within the site. Or, go directly to three health-related lesson plans below.

Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs)
These Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) provide some of the basic information that teachers will require to implement the BC Ministry of Education Careers and Personal Planning curricula in K-12.

Internet Lesson Plans
Each month, IBM provides a new set of Internet activities focused around a specific theme for a targeted range of grade levels. Health topics that have been developed include: Health and Fitness (Grades 5-7); and, Take a Hike (Grades 7-9). A teacher's guide is included for each topic.

Kids Food Cyber Club
Kids Food Cyber Club has three sections, one for Kids (Grades 3-5), Parents, and Teachers. The kids' section has mini-lessons on food, nutrition, and health. The teachers' area contains a downloadable Teachers' Guide containing lesson plans for all of the Kids' units, and complementary, in-class activities and worksheets.

Learning Space (LS) Health and Fitness: WWW Research Lessons
One of the ways to integrate the Internet into your classroom is by using it as a source of current curricular information. Having students conduct research on the WWW is an effective and relevant learning activity but teachers may feel at a loss as to what kind of questions students should be given to research. This site contains several examples of health and nutrition research questions (organized by grade levels) which pose motivating, genuine problems or open-ended real life problems whose solutions and answers are not easily found. In addition, there is a step-by-step guide to creating your own research questions.

Lesson Plans: Emotional Intelligence
This page has a collection of drama lesson plans that can be integrated within various subject areas. If you scroll down the list until you reach "Emotional Intelligence", you'll find over 50 lesson plans, identified by grade level, which address emotional health issues such as assertiveness, communications, conflict resolution, decision making, empathy, handling stress, managing feelings, and self-awareness.

Lesson Plans for Technology
This site has a database of over 200 technology-based lesson plans developed by Florida educators. Known as T'NT (Technology 'Nformation for Teachers), the site can be searched by grade level, subject, or key word. Lessons allow subject area teachers to incorporate technology within business, computing, fine arts, guidance/health (including safety), language arts, math, science, and social studies subject areas.

Living with the Sun: Preventing Skin Cancer
A project-based lesson plan for a two week unit for middle school students. Links to web sites where students can obtain information are included within the plan.

Victoria Naturopathic Health Care
A great blog on naturopathic treatment for common and chronic illnesses.

Oral-B: Teaching Tools
The Oral-B company provides downloadable lesson materials on oral care for primary students.

PE Central
Look here for health lesson ideas and wellness ideas.

A collection of lesson plans in Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education for K-6 teachers from the Utah State Office of Education.

Web Quests
Webquests are stand-alone student projects with use of Internet resources embedded within them. Two health related projects are linked to directly below

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