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Health Triangle Self Assessment

For Students 7th - 12th
Measure health as a triangle, with each side representing different aspects of health: physical, emotional/mental, and social. High schoolers complete a self-assessment of their health in all three areas before scoring their progress and...
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The Health Triangle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What else does physical health include besides exercise and nutrition? How can I support my mental health? Does social health just refer to relationships with friends? How are all of these questions vital to the body's overall efficiency...
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Then and Now: Public Health from 1900 to Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Throughout the 20th Century, the world has become a healthier place. By examining the public-health issues and diseases doctors faced during the 1900's, students will compare and contrast life from today vs. life in the 1900's. Their...
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Health and the Whole Person

For Teachers 8th
Health is more than measuring your blood pressure and eating nutritious foods. Eighth graders discuss the factors that play into an individual's health, including spirituality, social life and friendships, emotional stability, cognitive...
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What is Health?

For Students 6th - 12th
Many indicators of health are beyond a teenager's control, but there are many changes they can make in their daily life that can improve their health. Middle schoolers think about their physical, social, and mental health status before...
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Your Environment, Your Health: Air Quality

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Some scientists argue that air pollution now causes more deaths than smoking. The second unit in a six-part series focuses on air quality. Scholars learn what's in the air, how clean the air around their school is, and what they can do...
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A Healthy You

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
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Jump Rope for a Healthy Heart

For Teachers 4th
Have your fourth graders jump rope to be heart healthy. This instructional activity has learners engage in a variety of jump roping activities to practice healthy habits. They also discuss cardiovascular fitness and the benefits of good...
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Children's Health on the Decline

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Demonstrate the importance of children's health with this cross-curricular lesson, which includes elements from health and science as well as expository writing. Middle schoolers develop realistic and obtainable one week health and...
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Personal Wellness Inventory

For Students 9th - 12th
How healthy are you really? High schoolers assess the aspects of physical, mental, and social health in their lives before applying them to various templates and discerning the unhealthy habits that they can work on changing.
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A New Year, A New-and-Improved You!

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Tips for self-mentoring that will help you to continuously improve as an educator, whether it’s your first or twentieth year of teaching.
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How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Human Health

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Designed to accompany the 13-minute video The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, this handout serves as both a viewing guide during the video and an analysis of how the adaptations of the icefish might help treat some...
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A Picture of Health

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore why Americans failed to meet health goals for the year 2000 and ways in which Americans can shape up to meet the 2010 goals. They maintain a food and exercise diary for one week, evaluate their nutrition and exercise...
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Health Risks of Body Art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the risks associated with body art. In this personal health instructional activity, students talk about fashion trends and then conduct research on the health risks associated with tattoos, cosmetic surgery, and body...
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Rapid Brainstorming: How Can We Improve Our Global Food System?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
In 2018, the average fast food burger cost $2.64 while a salad averaged $4.14. Does the price difference matter to public health? Scholars consider that question and others in a brainstorming session about improving our global food...
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Money and health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers write a proposal with an appropriate budget to establish a health day at school. They design this day to educate and promote good health. They educate other students about health care, inform high schoolers of health...
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Improving Maternal Health

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students understand that giving birth in developing countries can be risky. In this maternal health lesson, students are informed about the problems and statistics for giving birth in developing countries. Students create posters showing...
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Personal Health - Energy Balance

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this personal health worksheet, students read a short entry about the eating and sleeping habits of a set of twins. They describe why the twins do not have energy during the day before listing 3 ways to improve their eating habits,...
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Target Heart Rate

For Students 7th - 10th
This accompanies a lesson on how various activities affect heart rate. Young learners identify resting heart rate and target heart rate. They do some physical activities to measure their heart rates for each of those activities. They...
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Deal with Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The stated goal of this unit is to use poetry to "improve the emotional health of young people." Budding poets read and then supply their own lines for poems that deal with alienation, loneliness, and rejection.
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Conflict Resolution

For Students 7th - 12th
Many teenagers struggle with resolving conflicts with peers, friends, or family members. Here's a form that can guide them through the steps they need to take to identify the problem, their contribution to the problem, and their...
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Improving Sleep for Children with Autism

For Teachers K - 12th
Sometimes learners with autism have trouble getting into routines and schedules, especially when it comes to sleep. Quickly refer to a guide that provides tips, checklists, sample schedules, and visuals to help your child become a better...
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My Mental Health

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils define mental health and complete a worksheet about themselves.  In this mental health lesson, students evaluate themselves as they score their worksheet.  Pupils discuss critical thinking questions about their responses.
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Public Health

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students are introduced to historical research with primary sources and explore the origins of public health in Red Wing.

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