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Review Games

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
There are a multitude of games for reviewing almost any subject matter or lesson. The rules can be adapted to fit your own needs and levels. Most of these games have been borrowed from others and adapted. Football Review, Baseball...
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Pregnancy, Day 3: Prenatal Health

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Focusing on prenatal health, this thorough resource provides discussion points about behaviors of the mother and of the father. It differentiates between controllable behaviors that help decrease problems with the developing fetus, and...
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Meat, Fish and Poultry: Practical Application

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A note-taking outline is given to learners which covers meat composition and quality, types of meat and storage, and cooking meat. By viewing pictures they learn to identify cuts of meat or poultry products. They discuss inspection and...
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Puberty/Adolescence, Day 3: "Am I Normal?"

For Teachers 9th - 10th
"Am I normal?" Bring this topical discussion to your health or teen issues class, who might be struggling with their developing identities. Learners discuss relationships, including acquaintences, friendships, girlfriends, boyfriends,...
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Touch and Abstinence

For Teachers 9th - 10th
FLASH has put together another good activity about touch and abstinence. Humans need human touch, yet many confuse this need for touch, and their desire for sex. Discuss the four types of touch with your health or teen issues class....
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Puberty/Adolescence, Day 1: Overview

For Teachers 9th - 10th
What a simple way to have a health class learn about puberty! Worksheet 1 has a list of statements about puberty, and the class puts checkmarks in the boxes that they think applies to boys and/or to girls. Sure to promote lively...
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Puberty/Adolescence, Day 4: "Will I Fit in?"

For Teachers 9th - 10th
What are healthy friendships? What makes a friendship unhealthy? There are several worksheets for your high schoolers to do to answer some of these questions and more about their friends and ideas about friendship. Inspire some great...
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Review and Post Test (Sex Ed)

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Use this assessment activity in your sex education unit. After going over the answers of the homework assignment from the previous activity, learners can begin the post-test. A comprehensive set on fifty questions mixes up the types of...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Day 3: HIV/AIDS - Its Impact on People

For Teachers 7th - 10th
High schoolers watch a video in which sixteen young people talk about how their lives have been changed by having HIV. So many people have the attitude that it will never happen to them, but no one is immune to this disease. Hopefully...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Understanding the Disease

For Teachers 7th - 10th
One instructional activity in a series on sexually transmitted diseases, this activity is a good review about HIV/AIDS. Five main points in this instructional activity direct small groups of learners to read and present their...
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Polymers and Crystals: Their Role in Food Science

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Blend chemistry with cooking in this exploration of polymers, carbohydrates, and food science. Experimenting with gelatin produces concrete examples of the bonding and ploymerization discussed in the instructional activity. Copious,...
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Tobacco Labels

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Adolescents compare and assess the efficacy of tobacco product health warning labels from around the world. In groups, they invent warnings and create labels that would be effective for teens and children. Discussion covers advertising...
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Rates of Puberty Change: Lesson 2

For Teachers 6th - 10th
The class fills in a handout - How Appearances Change During Puberty.  They then discuss the changes that both boys and girls go through and make some comparisons of the differences between boys and girls . Hopefully this class is a safe...
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Thinking like a Citizen

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Explore the influence social activism can have on important issues, and create a class full of young citizen activists. This plan calls for learners to participate in a whole class discussion and brainstorm about ways to effectively...
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Identify Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Poll your scholars about their choices on food they eat, or don't eat, and on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Topic statements such as "I ate breakfast this morning" start a discussion on what are healthy choices and what are unhealthy...
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Teen Domestic Abuse and Violence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Inform your class about teen dating abuse. This resource lays out a comprehensive plan for helping teens become aware of the signs of abuse. The instructional activity is complete with vocabulary, worksheets, a PowerPoint presentation,...
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Defining Character, With Help from History

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In a single, soundly-designed class period, high schoolers define good character, think-pair-share about thought-provoking quotes on character (More options would enhance the discussion, worth searching online for other quotes to add.),...
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Jimmy Carter: Civic Action, Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build on high schoolers' awareness of what's wrong with society. Here they examine Jimmy Carter's extensive involvement in volunteer action in the local, national, and global arenas. Define and explore concepts -- philanthropy, citizen,...
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Community

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Every health teacher should use this lesson plan, which prompts learners to research all the available resources and support organizations for any kind of health care in their area. Help your class learn what resources are in their own...
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Violence on Film: The Ratings Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn about film and TV ratings systems in Canada (includes a comparison to the MPAA system) and how they influence appropriate viewing for youths. A detailed commentary about the film Seven pointed at revealing flaws in ratings systems...
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Safer Sex - Lesson 1

For Teachers 7th - 10th
  High schoolers investigate the practices related to safer sex and define what it means in our society today. Guiding questions are used to facilitate classroom discussion. The goal is for high schoolers to define and identify the...
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Tobacco: Promotion Tactics and the Law

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Youths aged 13 & 14 are most likely to notice and remember in-store tobacco promotions. Class members dissect tobacco advertising tactics and learn about relevant legislation by participating in guided discussion. Assessing...
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Marathon Challenge by PBS

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does your class have the heart for this activity about exercise and pulse rates? After measuring resting heart rate and recovery heart rate, have your young athletes investigate pulse rate and the effect of exercise on pulse rate. This...
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Gender Roles: Exposing Stereotypes

For Teachers 8th - 9th
A series of activities help middle- and high-schoolers identify and explore gender stereotypes and how they can lead to violence and abuse. Use think-pair-share to activate whole class brainstorming about what it means to "be a man" and...