School Health Educators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a wide range of resources with sections for parents, teachers, & students.
The site includes curriculum & lessons, fact sheets, emergency preparedness, and instructional materials.
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Additional resources from the CDC can be found here. Everything from Adolescent Health and Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance to Multimedia Tools and Success Stories. Special needs factsheets can be found at kidshealth.org.
Brainpop presents animated movies for 25 or so health topics for younger children.
Since health science materials for younger children are not so readily available, this resource will help.
Let's Talk is a free, evidence-based, interactive, 14 module curriculum provided by the National Runaway Safeline, 1-800-RUNAWAY. It is intended to:
- build life skills,
- increase knowledge about runaway resources and prevention,
- educate about alternatives to running away,
- encourage youth to access and seek help from trusted community members.
Physical & Health Education America is the New York Times of the physical education field.
Few aspects of health and physical education have been overlooked.
Food Safety: From Farm to Table consists of 19 lessons covering everything from good and bad microbes to how food is kept safe at the farm, while at the processing plants, and in the grocery store, restaurants and the home. Each of the 19 lessons includes a lesson plan, list of Standards met by the lesson, worksheets, handouts, quiz (with answer key), and teacher information sheets.
These lessons were designed originally for middle school students. Use them as a starting point to talk about food safety in your class.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has an excellent resource for kids 9-13 years old at Body & Mind.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Disaster Preparedness
• Integrating Math and Science
• International Project Development
• Lesson Plans and Projects
• Major US and North American Federal Organizations: Environment
• Parental Support
• Safe Web Searching
• Teaching Literature - Resources
• U.S. Government On-line