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Be a Food Detective

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What are packaged food products really made of? This instructional activity will prompt your learners to consider and investigate the source of ingredients in their food. They begin by breaking into groups and analyzing food labels by...
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Biological Molecules

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the structure and function of biomolecules. In this food molecule lesson, 9th graders will examine various  types of biomolecules such as  carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. They will analyze...
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Happy Mealtimes

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Young scholars read The Hungry Caterpillar to examine healthy eating habits. In this food and nutrition lesson, students role play the various responsibilities during family mealtime. They will discuss the struggles of healthy eating,...
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Physical Education Deal or No Deal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Divide your class into teams to play Deal or No Deal relating to physical education topics. Learners share a variety of activities that contribute to physical fitness as they play this game. This is a motivating instructional activity...
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Careers in Health

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Middle schoolers will identify several professions in the healthcare field along with the characteristics of effective healthcare providers. They will also consider if any of the occupations covered in class are appropriate career paths....
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STD & AIDS, Day 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Keep your secondary special education class informed and aware of STDs, HIV, and AIDS. They learn what STD stands for, how STDs are transmitted, and how to protect themselves. A case study, note to care provider, handouts, transparency,...
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Resources & Review, Day 1: Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Prepare your secondary special ed class for a life of independence. Part of independent living is knowing how to ask for help and where to go. They review the times they need help, the type of community resources available, and practice...
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Private & Public

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Some disabled students have a difficulty understanding what is and what is not publicly appropriate behavior. Help them build healthy social skills by defining public and private behaviors, labeling public and private places, and...
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Exploitation, Day 2: Exploitation and Getting Help

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Exploitation is a real issue for the disabled community. Secondary Special Education learners learn what exploitation is, their personal rights, and how to say no. They focus on finding a trusted adult to get help if they have been taken...
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Exploitation, Day 1: Touching

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Developmentally Disabled high schoolers need to know they types of touch, appropriate touching, and their personal rights. They brainstorm types of touch, go over their personal rights, and discuss social skills. Very appropriate lesson...
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STD & HIV/AIDS, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Staying Safe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Decrease risky behavior and inform your secondary Special Ed class about AIDS/HIV. They talk about germs, AIDS, transmission, and staying safe. Developmentally disabled individuals need to be informed about safe sex and disease...
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Understanding the Body, Day 2: Puberty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is puberty? Get your secondary special needs high schoolers on the right track with this develpmentally appropriate activity. They define and describe the differences between men, women, boys, and girls, discuss major events that...
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Communication, Day 5: Saying "No"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are many ways to say, no. Secondary special needs young scholars need to know when and how to say no when they feel they are in an uncomfortable situation. They sign, say, and role-play how to say no. Worksheets and role-playing...
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Lesson 23: Reproduction - Day 5: Birth Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students with mild to moderate disabilities discuss human reproduction and the importance of preventing pregnancy. They review reproductive anatomy, sexual decision making, and what birth control is. The lesson concludes with a...
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Understanding the Body, Day 3: Sexual Health & Hygiene

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ideal for secondary moderately disabled special ed students, this instructional activity focuses on personal hygiene and self-care. They discuss a case study and role-play to introduce the importance of good hygiene then discuss current...
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Relationships, Day 5: Acquaintances & Strangers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It is important for special needs learners to know the differences between acquaintances and strangers. They define the world helper, acquaintance, and stranger then discuss a scenario based case study.They talk about touch and no touch,...