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Alcohol Myths

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore messages about alcohol that are promoted, the consequences of drinking, and the alcohol industry's motivation in promoting drinking.
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Sports Survey

For Students 7th - 12th
In this sports survey worksheet, students respond to 16 open-ended and multiple choice questions regarding sports and advertising.
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Ad Hangover?

For Students 7th - 12th
In this advertising and marketing instructional activity, students read an article regarding alcohol marketing and then respond to 8 short answer questions.
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I Heard It 'Round the Internet: Sexual Health Education and Authenticating Online Information

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students evaluate websites regarding sexual health information. In this media awareness lesson, students discuss facts and myths regarding sex as they determine how to find reputable online and print resources.
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Introduction to Cyberbullying — Avatars and Identity

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the nature of cyberbullying. In this cyber ethics lesson, students discuss common online and cyber communication courtesies. Students role-play cyber etiquette, read literature regarding bullies, and discuss methods of...
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Fun Bones

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Use the hokey pokey music to teach the names of some of the major bones in the human body. Circle up, put on the music, and put your right radius in. Use this in an anatomy class to spice things up a bit!
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Dating Behaviors and Refusal Skills

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Saying no to sex means an individual has the power to decide when he/she is ready to engage in the act, on his/her own terms. Pupils discuss waiting until they are married to have sex, what sexual values are, and how to say no to sexual...
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Appalachia: Presidential Physical Fitness Test

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. In this personal fitness lesson plan, students warm up and complete the required push-ups, sit-ups, running, and stretching exercises.
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Taming the O-BEAST-ITY Without Eating Right

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars use the Internet to find out about eating disorders and maintaining a healthy weight. For this eating disorders lesson, students identify eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and discuss complications. Young...
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What is in Second-Hand Cigarette Smoke?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the chemicals found in second hand cigarette smoke. In this second hand smoke lesson, students observe a demonstration of a smoke analyzer. Students research the chemicals found in second hand smoke and write an essay to...
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Healthy Heart Parent Night

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use a smoke analysis machine and create a visual display to show risks involved in smoking. In this cigarette smoking lesson, students demonstrate how to use a smoke analysis machine and show results in a visual display....
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Reflection/Evaluation

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students practice the skills of reflection and evaluation. In this reflection lesson, students are grouped together and asked to brainstorm what they have learned during a particular unit. Students decide what they want to share with the...
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Character Traits - Who are We?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine character traits. In this character education instructional activity, 6th graders set goals to strengthen particular personal character traits. Students watch their instructor model the character trait journaling...
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You Smoke You Croak

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the effects of tobacco. In this personal health lesson, 6th graders use print and Internet sources to research the effects of smoking. Students create PowerPoint presentations using their research findings.
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Hazardous Household Products Quiz

For Students 5th - 6th
In this hazardous products quiz, students give short answers to fifteen questions related to hazardous material found in or around the home. Students are questioned about what to do in given situations.
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Civil War Recipes

For Teachers K - 12th
Pupils make foods that would have been staples during the Civil War era and may have been eaten by a soldiers. They follow a recipe to make hardtack and are exposed to other recipes at the included websites.
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Graphing Our Snacks

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students gather information from Nutrition Facts labels on their favorite snack foods. They graph the fat content of the foods and reflect on what they see.
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Pokemon Are Smart and Healthy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students play a dodge-ball type game (with bean bags) as they perform a number of mental math and physical challenges.
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Smoking Danger Demonstration

For Teachers K - 12th
Students watch a demonstration to show the harmful effects of smoking. During the demonstration, they discover how tar and nicotine attaches itself to the lungs. They write a brief summary of the demo and what information they gathered...
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Three Healthful Meals: A Practical Food-Guide-Pyramid Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students activate their knowledge of the food guide pyramid and the basic food groups in order to plan nutritious meals. They collect a handful of food images from magazines and glue them to the appropriate plates.
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Background of Diseases-- Germs or Genes?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the background of common diseases. In this personal health activity, students research causative agents of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students use their research findings to create data tables in...
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Self-Awareness

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Having a good self-image can be very important to how well a person does later in life. Learners create anagram poems with their names. Each word must describe one's personality, emotions, or attitudes. The class discusses how they see...
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Cross Out Secondhand Smoke

For Teachers 8th - 12th
After reading a public health article, high schoolers identify groups that are at risk from secondhand smoke and what benefits have come from reduction of smoking in public places. The article isn't accessible via the link, but can be...
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Viruses/Infectious Diseases: What's Really Bugging You?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle school life science or health classes listen to an audio, visit websites, read different articles, and participate in a class-wide simulation about the spread of viruses. The lesson doesn't get into the mechanics of how viruses...