Health Resources - middle level +
Health knowledge base to develop health literacy
- Healthy Practices as Skills and Outcomes
- Knowledge base as concepts for - Human identity; Anatomy & basic functions of life, growth, & development; Health: disease & treatment, safety & hazards
- Scoring guides for health practices
- National health standards - as outcomes
- National health standards and outcomes - written 1995 revised 2004
Activities for teaching & learning how to be healthy
Eleven teaching units for health literacy
- My favorite things - Two page interest survey (printable .pdf)
- Introduction - What is health, health categories, affects on health, risks, & promoting wellnesslesson plans, activity lab notes, fact sheets, & word bank
- Decision making - lesson plan, activity lab notes, fact sheets, & word bank.
- Decision making resources - introduction, historical scenarios, school and out of school scenarios, decision dilemmmas to discuss, play, role play ideas for social, political, and moral issues and discussion topics.
- Review pages for Health traits and Decision making
- Test for Health traits and decision making
Content includes: Two week goal setting activity, What is your characters of mental health activity, Who am I activity to create a personal shield or coat of arms to describe you, Affects on health, risks and promoting health and wellness, CrossWord puzzle for mental and emotional health vocabulary, Create a plan for a healthy mental and emotional life activity. Support Procedures to recognize and manage feelings & emotions: fear, guilt, anger, stress. Stressors for Teens, Stress, Chronic stress, Ways to Manage and Reduce stress, Stress & Immunity, Stress & Exercise, Caffeine & hormones, Coping with loss & grief, Five Stages of grief, Dealing with Anxiety & Depression, Suicide Prevention, & Getting Help
- Review pages with word bank for Mental & emotional health
- Healthy Practices as Skills and Outcomes
- Health Risks and Healthy Practices
- Life, Energy, and Human Health relationships of positive thinking, meditation, and light to mental emotional health, the endocrine system.
Ethics, democracy, character
- Moral and ethical development: theory, research, & teaching notes,
- Relationship of ethics and democracy
Content includes: Healthy social relationships Respecting yourself & others, Communicating Family relationships, Peer relationships, & Suggestion for managing jealousy & envy, & Assertive behavior
Content includes: What influences affect a person's diet choices?, Nutritional and diet goals for good health, Nutrients and health, What do I know about vitamins? Vitamin in a day, History of vitamins, Lab summary, Goals & plan for physical health, and Reviews:
See also Nutrients functions and sources, and food investigations: calcium & bone investigation, starch investigation, milk investigation of proteins casein and whey, protein testing, mineral tests, fat tests, eggs and protein investigation, acid in food investigation, sugar in food investigation, energy in food, calorimeter
- Nutrition review worksheets
- Vitamins: Five Discovery stories of vitamins adapted from The Great Vitamin Mystery. by Marvin Martin. 1974.
- Resource for decision making: overview, historical scenarios, school and out of school scenarios, decision dilemmmas to discuss, play, role play ideas for social, political, and moral issues and discussion topics.
- Unit plan , concepts, outcomes, lab notes, data sheets, worksheets, & word bank
- Human hody systems activity rubric and scoring guide.
- National Eye Institute: Educational resources, activities books, calendar, posters.
- Genetics activities - five traits tree diagram work sheet
- Punnett Square for Sickle Cell disease and theoretical and experimental probability - Student work sheet
- Human anatomy vocabulary and question data base
- Human anatomy concepts & misconceptions
- Anatomy glossary
- Greek & Latin words and roots study guide
- Anatomical Positions for Human Anatomy diagram
- Veterinarian anatomical position diagram and positional vocabulary
Content includes: Brainstorm and focus prior knowledge about drugs, Medicines and drug classification, Are medicines and drugs dangerous? Drug and Medicine Investigations: Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug culture and media influences on medicine and drug use, Decision making scenarios and case studies related to medicine and drug use, The Affects of Influence and Social Skills on Decision Making Related to Medicine and Drug Use, Medicine and drug review.
Content includes: Brainstorm prior knowledge of Nature, Create an environmental model with (environmental factors, organism in the environment, & environmental interactions to maintain a balanced ecosystem of nature, humans, needs for human survival and environmental variables), Environmental Health Disasters Activity, Historical decisions with Positive & Negative Environmental Impacts, Making healthy environmental decisions today, Influences on environmental decisions, Decision Making for personal and environmental health, Implementation of environmental decisions, and Review
- Heart rate, measuring pulse, resting heart rate, & recovery time
- Reaction times, practice, & learning activities and worksheets
In the news
Giving blood or being a fan? 2009 - Milwaukee, WI
Eighty year old Jim Becker's road to becoming the 12th member of the Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame started in 1952. Married with 11 children he didn't feel his family could spare the money for Packer tickets. When he found a pint of blood sold for $15.00, he decided to give blood four times a year and use the money to buy tickets for all the home games.
In 1970 Jim was diagnosed with hemochromatosis - a blood disorder that results in a large amount of iron in the bloodstream. The treatment: is to frequently donate blood. Doctors told Jim his blood donations were a stroke of genius that probably saved his life. Jim's father died as a result of hemochromatosis when he was only 43 years old. Makes one wonder if going to the games or becoming healthy urged Jim to give blood. Maybe both.
- Drink equivalencies - University of Notre Dame student health
- Presidents of the United States: An Examination of Alcohol Consumption
- The American Medical Association
- The Aging Brain: A Lesson on Alzheimer’s Disease a.PDF file. APOE is a gene associated with Alzheimer’s. APOE has three common forms:
- APOE2, which lowers risk of the disease.
- APOE3 is the most common form, which doesn’t influence risk.
- APOE4 raises the risk. Half of the people with the disease have a copy of this.
- Body image, media resources -
- 1st Dove evolution video - Original video of behind the scenes of image manipulation that spreads unattainable standards of beauty. (1:16)
- Image sketches - explores how we perceive ourselves & other people perceive us. (3:00 mins)
- Image sketches from mother's and daughter's perspectives. (2:58 mins)
- Body image evoution timelapse video of photoshopping of a model's body. (1:11mins)
- Salomon & Brown found 11-14 year old teens who posted more pictures on social media had a greater awarness of their appearance and a more negative perception of their body. The Selfie Generation. The Journal of Early Adolescence. 2018
- Body language. TED talk.Your body language shapes who you are. by Amy Cuddy. Includes information on body language, nonverbal communication, & power poses. Amy describes examples supported by research for the effects of powerful and low power body language on the judgement & consequences of interactions with others and the health effects on the body: changes in testosterone & cortisol amounts. 2012, (21:02).
- Job Monkey web site: search types of jobs to discover job descriptions, including education requirements, job responsibilities, salary information, benefits, training, and other related facts about thousands of jobs. Search medical, fitness, health, nutrition, yoga, message, and other categories to find careers for your future. Part-time jobs, full-time jobs, or jobs that let you travel. Discover wealth of information here.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Conflict resolution
- Culture and Stereotype Ideas
- Database for health vocabulary reviews
- Decision Making, Critical Thinking, and Change Processes
Disabilities and Health
- CDC Quests on Disabilities and Health: Discover how kids with disabilities get around? Did you know that downhill skiers with only one leg have been clocked at 74 mph? Explore this site to find out how physically a person with disabilities can be. Find links to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, hearing loss, mobility impairment, tourette syndrmone (TS), vision impairment, athlete biographies, paralympic games, and more.
- Drug and alcohol - Common Sense Media site page with information about smoking marketing, vaping videos, interactive alcohol ads, and popular shows that glorify drug use, it's tougher than ever to limit kids' exposure to alcohol, drugs, and smoking in the media. This articles, advice, and videos will help you discover appropriate ideas in five different age groups, find out how kids are influenced, and learn how to prevent kids from starting harmful habits.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Fitness & Health Resources
- Bag the junk web site nutrition to reduce junk food.
- CDC site with: Information on disease: graphic nove, database, activities... Recipes for good nutrition; Physical activity set up your own fitness calendar, access activity cards for activities from ballet to yoga; Advice for safety, yourlife, and your body. You can even take a quiz that will help you find out which activities will best suit your personality.
- Choose My Plate developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve nutrition and well-being of Americans. Learn food facts and ways to create a healthy diet. Has a super tracker to look up nutritional information, track your food, and physical activity. the Mix Eat Smart & Ex Replaces the Food Pyramid.
- Circuls Fit: Regiser for access to lesson plans with videos to set fitness goals, tips for warm-ups, exercises, and healthy eating. Then pick your action, props, and time in the Crazy Clown College Challenge and activity challenges for jump rope, juggling...
- Edible School Yard Organization: The Edible Schoolyard Network connects educators around the world to build and share a K-12 edible education curriculum.
- Fitness partner site includes activity calculators, a fitness library, resources on getting and staying active, nutrition, managing weight, BMI, how playlists can increase a workout, and fitness equipment.
- Let's Move site: health, food & nutrition, physical activity, school garden checklist
- National Education Association (NEA) Health information network educator's site - 47 different guides and resources to support educators
- Orienteering organization combines map reading and decision making with a walk outdoors. Team events in the United States, Education link to find out how it's done and start a program or club at your school. See plans for teaching cartography and orienteering.
- PBS Web site. Site isn't very organized. Need to search for different shows, includes: some clips (couldn't get them to stream, transcripts, tip sheets, and and where to order videos. Pricey. Maybe available through Local PBS, need to check it out. Great variety of diverse health issues beyond eating and exercise. Could be valuable source.
- The President's Challenge, a program to encourage all Americans to make being active a part of their everyday lives. A .pdf file with information to motivate people to improve your health.
- Super Tracker web site to track what you eat.
- The Virtual Sports Injury Clinic includes a comprehensive overview of common injuries. Click on the muscle area in the graphic or use the menu to find a description of symptoms. Then read the first-aid steps, view video clips, and find out when to see a medical provider or specialist for treatment
- Sport psychology
Online, internet, web safety and literacy information
- HON code: According to quackwatch.org
"The Internet's most widely recognized standard-setting organization is the Geneva-based Health on the Net (HON) Foundation. Sites that follow its code of conduct are welcome to display a HONcode seal."
" These principles are sound, but compliance is voluntary and some sites displaying the seal contain unreliable information or link to other sites that contain unreliable information."
"To check whether a site is actually registered, click on the HONcode seal, which should be linked to a registration status report on the HON site."
- Description of Web Literacy as the skills and competencies needed for reading, writing, and participating on the Web at Mozilla.org
- Privacy and Security Teaching Kit at Mozilla.org
- 16 Simple Tech Solutions
- Sex, gender, & body image - Common Sense Media site page with information on sex, gender, and body image.
- Sex and reproduction education on the internet Laci Green
- U.S Food and Drug Administration
- Video - explanation of covid vaccination by Dana Carvey
- Vocabulary is a major component of learning and understanding, particularly about the body and health issues. The following resources can assist in vocabulary learning.
- World Health Organization
Glenco Health resources
Not a single atom in your body was there when you were a child.
Hot lines for Teen help
Resources for teens
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or
visit their Web site.
Resources on Zika
Girling Up: How to be strong, smart, & spectacular