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Smoking Education Resources from the CDC - Centers for Disease Control

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4 to 12
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This site includes a nice set of resources for all grade levels, including the recently-released report on smoking and women. There are also specific resources for coaches, school health...more
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This site includes a nice set of resources for all grade levels, including the recently-released report on smoking and women. There are also specific resources for coaches, school health professionals, and others who work with young people. Some of these tools can be downloaded directly.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (19)

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Resources for Specific Diseases - Minority Health Network

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9 to 12
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This site offers background information and resources on asthma, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and infectious diseases. ...more
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This site offers background information and resources on asthma, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and infectious diseases.

tag(s): diseases (66)

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Resources for Prevention of Disease - Indiana University

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9 to 12
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Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University. Includes excellent information on disease prevention relative to adolescents and young adults. Specific information on alcohol,...more
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Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University. Includes excellent information on disease prevention relative to adolescents and young adults. Specific information on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs used by'?children and adolescents. A great tool for awareness. Award winning site.

tag(s): diseases (66)

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make antidrug "radio" ads using Podomatic, reviewed here.

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Physical Fitness and Health - A report from the Surgeon General - Centers for Disease Control

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9 to 12
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This report from the Surgeon General provides guidelines for physical health and fitness for various age groups, and highlights the importance of regular exercise, proper diet, and...more
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This report from the Surgeon General provides guidelines for physical health and fitness for various age groups, and highlights the importance of regular exercise, proper diet, and healthy lifestyles. Good resource for health classes or helping students discover how fit they may (or may not) be.

tag(s): fitness (49)

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Nutrition.Gov - US Government

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6 to 12
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This gateway site from the federal government aims to consolidate a wide range of consumer oriented nutrition information. The information could find various applications in health,...more
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This gateway site from the federal government aims to consolidate a wide range of consumer oriented nutrition information. The information could find various applications in health, consumer science, and nutrition classes.

tag(s): nutrition (154)

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Use this site as a resource for students doing research projects on personal wellness and healthy eating. The site provides a lot of information on alternative diets such as vegan or vegetarian, and specifics that would be utilized well for a research project. Make sure to save the site to your class web page to ensure students have access to the site both in and out of the classroom.

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Marijuana Facts for Teens - National Institutes of Health

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6 to 12
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This is the web version of a National Institute for Drug Abuse publication by the same name. It contains factual information on marijuana and why not experimenting is the best ...more
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This is the web version of a National Institute for Drug Abuse publication by the same name. It contains factual information on marijuana and why not experimenting is the best strategy. Great site for teens to use in gathering accurate information on a topic replete with less-than-correct information.

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In the Classroom

Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make printable anti-drug posters using PicLits, reviewed here.

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KidsHealth - DuPont Foundation

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4 to 8
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KidsHealth is a creation of the A.I. DuPont Clinics and the Nemours Foundation, presenting information on pediatric health for both adults and children. The information for children...more
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KidsHealth is a creation of the A.I. DuPont Clinics and the Nemours Foundation, presenting information on pediatric health for both adults and children. The information for children - linked here - includes simple descriptions of internal organs, animations, and discussions of concepts of hygiene and infection. For adults, there are more detailed discussions of health issues affecting children.

tag(s): hygiene (10), movies (64)

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This site has a lot of short educational movies that would be great for reviewing a lesson. Find the appropriate movie for your lesson, and show it at the end of class on the interactive whiteboard or projector. There are also a lot of review activities and student exploration resources on this site that would make it an excellent learning center or station. Save the site as a favorite, and have students review it in cooperative learning groups before a quiz or test.

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Health Profiles by Country - Pan American Health Organization

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9 to 12
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Includes data from dozens of countries regarding the state of sanitary conditions around the world. Profiles provide comprehensive information on specific health issues and resources...more
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Includes data from dozens of countries regarding the state of sanitary conditions around the world. Profiles provide comprehensive information on specific health issues and resources available in each country.

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Fact Sheets on Public Health - The American Public Health Association

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9 to 12
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This site provides comprehensive fact sheets on current issues in public health. Includes legislative information and advocacy networks. Fact sheets can be used for background information...more
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This site provides comprehensive fact sheets on current issues in public health. Includes legislative information and advocacy networks. Fact sheets can be used for background information for student research.

tag(s): human body (120)

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Drug Prevention Strategies

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This organization's goal is to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and community outreach programs. This site provides links to resources...more
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This organization's goal is to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and community outreach programs. This site provides links to resources including publications available to order.

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make antidrug "radio" ads using Podomatic, reviewed here.

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CPR Instructions

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6 to 12
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This site offers CPR instructions - both very brief and very detailed - as well as suggestions on where to go to take a complete CPR course. While a course ...more
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This site offers CPR instructions - both very brief and very detailed - as well as suggestions on where to go to take a complete CPR course. While a course is a more complete approach, this site can be helpful as an introduction to CPR and how it works.

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Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

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4 to 12
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This site has basic helmet bicycle safety information for younger students, as well as lots of detailed specifications and statistics for adults. This is a good place to find information...more
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This site has basic helmet bicycle safety information for younger students, as well as lots of detailed specifications and statistics for adults. This is a good place to find information on sizing helmets and other data on using helmets effectively.

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About Your Heart - Minneapolis Heart Foundation

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3 to 6
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Here's a Shockwave animated site that introduces elementary students to the heart, how it works, and what it does. Created by the Minneapolis Heart Foundation, the pace of this site...more
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Here's a Shockwave animated site that introduces elementary students to the heart, how it works, and what it does. Created by the Minneapolis Heart Foundation, the pace of this site may irk adults, but we suspect the kids will have fun learning. You'll need the Shockwave plug-in.

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ParkSearch - LL Bean

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4 to 12
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While not explicitly designed for education, L.L. Bean's guide to American national parks and forests provides pictures and descriptions of some of our best-preserved natural areas....more
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While not explicitly designed for education, L.L. Bean's guide to American national parks and forests provides pictures and descriptions of some of our best-preserved natural areas. Search by location and find information on natural features as well as recreation and facilities.
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tag(s): maps (288)

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Include this in your units on the 50 states or even you own state history projects. Assign students to create travel guides using Google Maps or a brochure maker such as My Brochur Maker reviewed here. Use this tool as you study about the 20th century US and the formation of the National Parks system. In health class, ask students to find local places where they can engage in fitness fun.

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Talking About Homosexuality in a Secondary School

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9 to 12
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A straightforward look at strategies for approaching a difficult topic from a British source. The goal of the process is eliminating myths, confusion, and fear on the part of students....more
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A straightforward look at strategies for approaching a difficult topic from a British source. The goal of the process is eliminating myths, confusion, and fear on the part of students. There are interesting ideas here, even if this is a topic you don't plan to address directly. This is a pdf document, so you need Acrobat Reader.

tag(s): sexuality (14)

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HIV/AIDS Information for Young People - Body Health Resources Corporation

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From The Body (an HIV information resource) this page is a collection of links to articles, publications, and a wide range of other information about HIV/AIDS education issues. The...more
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From The Body (an HIV information resource) this page is a collection of links to articles, publications, and a wide range of other information about HIV/AIDS education issues. The range of topics is extremely broad.

tag(s): hiv/aids (18)

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Select the links and information that apply to your unit and lesson, and use them to supplement the text. Share the links on the interactive whiteboard or projector, displaying the videos and information provided. Use the site as a springboard for discussion. Take it further by asking students to create online posters on HIV/AIDS- related topics, using Padlet (reviewed here).

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CDC's HIV/AIDS Basics - Centers for Disease Control

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Find the CDC's collection of information about HIV/AIDS, including statistics, how HIV/AIDS is transmitted, testing, PrEP, PEP, and advice for Living with HIV. These pages provide detailed,...more
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Find the CDC's collection of information about HIV/AIDS, including statistics, how HIV/AIDS is transmitted, testing, PrEP, PEP, and advice for Living with HIV. These pages provide detailed, factual answers to questions you may have about HIV/AIDS.

tag(s): hiv/aids (18)

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Use this site as one of several sources for student research in your health class or as part of a discussion of current events and challenges to global health and economics. Have students create multimedia presentations using UtellStory, reviewed here. This tool allows narrating and adding text to a picture. Share presentations on a class wiki or a cafeteria kiosk to present accurate information about HIV/AIDS during a health fair or World AIDS day.

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AIDS Education Lesson Plans - AVERT.org

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Two sample lesson plans from this British site demonstrate strategies that can make young people more receptive to open, nonjudgmental discussion of the issues surrounding HIV prevention....more
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Two sample lesson plans from this British site demonstrate strategies that can make young people more receptive to open, nonjudgmental discussion of the issues surrounding HIV prevention.

tag(s): hiv/aids (18)

In the Classroom

Try one of these lessons as is or extend it by having students research and present their own HIV/AIDS multimedia presentations using using UtellStory, reviewed here, to share on a class wiki or a cafeteria kiosk for World AIDS Day.

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Your Genes - Your Choices - American Association for the Advancement of Science

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6 to 12
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers this publication to probe some of the issues raised by genetic research. Based on issues raised by the Human Genome Project,...more
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers this publication to probe some of the issues raised by genetic research. Based on issues raised by the Human Genome Project, the site offers a set of "what if..." case studies designed to start discussions of issues related to genetic research. What can genetic testing reveal? Who should know the information? Does the fact that we can clone an animal mean that we should? The site provides lots of great discussion starters accompanied by sound scientific explanations.

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School Health Manual - State of Maine

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1 to 12
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This is a complete copy of the school health manual for the State of Maine, listed as a series of Adobe Acrobat files. It provides comprehensive sections on a wide ...more
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This is a complete copy of the school health manual for the State of Maine, listed as a series of Adobe Acrobat files. It provides comprehensive sections on a wide range of medical and psychological conditions and their management in school settings. The information is clearly organized, making it easy for teachers and others without medical training to find specific information. Great resource!

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