This website by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health teaches students about alternative health practices. The website breaks down alternative health practices into 4 broad categories - nutritional, psychological, physical, and other. Then, it provides specific examples of alternative health practices in each category. By clicking on the specific example, the website redirects you to a page that defines and describes that practice in more detail. This website is great because it provides diagrams; charts; embedded links to additional information; general alternative health practices; and alternative health practices specific to groups like military personnel, cancer patients, and cancer survivors. As an interactive activity, students can separate into small groups. Each member can research a specific alternative health practice like massage therapy, acupuncture, or meditation. After a brief time window like 10-15 minutes, the students can share their findings with the group in the form of a Prezi, Google Slides, or speech. The goal of this activity is for students to become familiar with alternative health practices, be able to list and discuss specific practices, and possibly use some of these practices in their lives.
CESA #1 EL OER Project
Inquiry based research on endangered animals.
Understanding the different levels of animals in trouble.
This graph depicts survival curves for 196 adult female baboons from a population in Kenya. The baboons were grouped by the number of adverse conditions that they had experienced early in life. Project or distribute the image to engage students. The downloadable Educator Materials PDF, which includes background information, graph interpretation and discussion questions, and the Student Handout, which includes the image and background information, have been remediated to comply with Section 508 of the National Rehabilitation Act for accessibility and can be used with screen readers.
Bank of America and Khan Academy created an online partnership to educate consumers about the basics of personal finance and money management. Students sign up for free and can accumulate points and earn badges on many topics including credit, taxes, personal banking/security, saving, school expenses, home buying, car buying, and debt. Tools include informative videos, infographics, key takeaways, and short quizzes.
Use this Bill and Expense tracker to help students organize their spending when teaching about budgeting.
A trimmed-down version of how to write a business plan.
This activity is about planetary climate. Once familiar with the factors that determine a planet's surface temperature, learners will use an interactive spreadsheet model of a planet's atmosphere to determine if greenhouse gases, luminosity of the source, the distance of the planet from the source and the albedo of the planet can be manipulated so that the average surface temperature on Mars or Venus could support human life. Learners will then be asked to make some conclusions about these methods and suggest improvements for the spreadsheet model (see related resources for link to this model). The activity requires use of Microsoft Excel software. This is Activity D in the fourth module, titled "How do Atmospheres Affect Planetary Temperatures?," of "Earth Climate Course: What Determines a Planet's Climate?."
This multi-disciplinary career exploration unit builds on lesson plans available through the Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom website. Students will spend a week investigating different aspects of agriculture careers, while incorporating skills from math, English, and social studies. The unit culminates in a "Day in the Life" summative writing assignment.
This resource, created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER Project, includes a list of character traits with accompanying visuals. Students (especially ELs) can use it to understand and generate new vocabulary to describe the characters they are reading about in their texts. The first two pages list opposing character traits next to each other, while the third page contains additional traits.
The project is called "Chemistry and Cooking" and it will last about 6 weeks. Students will learn about what matter is, the phases of matter, the difference between physical and chemical properties, as well as physical and chemical changes. The project’s Driving Question, which focuses our work, is “How does an understanding of chemistry impact your cooking?” Students will be involved in hands-on activities and labs that will help them learn the concepts that they will then apply to their final project. The child will work independently on a recipe of their choice to show their understanding of how chemistry impacts cooking.
This virtual textbook on Public Health teaches strategies for disease prevention. The website explains disease prevention using three categories - primary, secondary, and tertiary. In the description of each one, the website includes several examples like vaccination, regular tooth brushing, screening, environmental modifications, and check-ups. The website also provides a chart with three medical conditions and the stages of disease prevention. As an interactive activity, teachers can print out this chart for students, leaving the stages of disease prevention boxes blank. Students can brainstorm what methods of disease prevention would fall under each category of each medical condition. At the end, the teacher can review some correct examples, using the key provided on the website. The goals of this activity are for students to identify methods of disease prevention; identify if the method is primary, secondary, or tertiary; gain an understanding of what primary, secondary, and tertiary mean; and be able to list some strategies of disease prevention for example medical conditions.
Transformers are a very common device that you will all install, hookup, troubleshoot and remove throughout your career and are not complicated machines. They do not have a lot of moving parts inside and, unless an act of God takes them out (lightning, hurricane, tornado), generally can last 40-70 years out on the line. This Learning Packet contains a lot of information that you will need throughout your school year. Keep this handy through your apprenticeship and into your career so you can refer back to it for the next 20 or 30 years.Enjoy this manual and don’t ever lose it! You will need it for at least the next 4-6 years of your life. It WILL help you get though an apprenticeship.
This CDC infographic demonstrates the proper technique of both applying and removing proper PPE in a healthcare setting. This resource is perfect for both visual learners and those who learn best by reading since it provides both text and images. If supplies are available, it would be helpful for the teacher to demonstrate the correct donning and doffing of PPE for the class. Next, students can practice donning and doffing PPE as they explore the infographic. Then to review the content, student volunteers can demonstrate donning and doffing PPE in front of the class, intentionally leaving out a step or two. The class would see if they can catch what the demonstrator did incorrectly. This activity is a great knowledge check.
This website by MedicalMutual Insurance Company of Maine provides an example environmental safety plan for a healthcare setting, which includes equipment safety, medication safety, infection control, fire safety, electrical safety, and more. In order to “evaluate” these environmental safety practices, students can reflect on their own experiences being in a healthcare setting as a patient, volunteer, employee, visitor, or student; they can recall which of these environmental safety practices they saw in action and how effective they were. For example, the student may have seen a “no smoking” sign or a properly labeled sharps container. The goal of this activity is to help students become familiar with recognizing and assessing environmental safety in healthcare.
What does a green AND healthy school look like? Take a good look at your school from these nine different perspectives. Where is your school excelling? Where could your school use some improvements?
These pages are written for a student audience with opportunities for them to connect, explore, and engage with the nine focus areas in Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin: Body & Mind, Community Engagement, Energy, Environmental Literacy, Healthy Buildings, School Grounds, Transportation, Waste, and Water.
This ebook contains background information, video tutorials and virtual exercises for the Biochemistry Laboratory module. Gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) are analysis methods that require a lot of background information and intense theory. This interactive ebook will help you understand the information behind these analysis methods, and is accessible through iTunes.
This article by the National Library of Medicine teaches readers how germs make people ill. It includes several sections - what microbes are, the types of microbes (including viruses, bacteria, fungi, helminths, protozoa, and prions), how we encounter microbes, the mechanisms by which germs may enter a human host, how pathogens cause illness, and some examples of germs that cause illness. Students can make flashcards of each microbe and its mechanism of causing illness as they read. This article is great for comprehension and retention as it includes pictures, microscopic images, and diagrams. By reading this article, students should have a clear understanding of how each type of microbes contributes to illness.
This website provides information regarding the indicators of intellectual, emotional, social, and physical health. A description of the indicators of health in each of these areas is provided, along with tips on how to reach optimal wellness. The website is very clear and informative to educate students regarding dimensions of health, how to recognize intellectual/emotional/social/physical health, and how to achieve wellness. As a supplemental activity to check for understanding, teachers can distribute the worksheet quiz linked in WISELearn. The worksheet provides 8 scenarios, and students must identify if the scenario describes physical, emotional, social, or intellectual indicators of health. The student must also identify if the patient is in good or poor health in that dimension. An answer key is provided on WISELearn.
The Republic of Plato is one of the classic gateway texts into the study and practice of philosophy, and it is just the sort of book that has been able to arrest and redirect lives. How it has been able to do this, and whether or not it will be able to do this in your own case, is something you can only discover for yourself. The present guidebook aims to help a person get fairly deep, fairly quickly, into the project. It divides the dialogue into 96 sections and provides commentary on each section as well as questions for reflection and exploration. It is organized with a table of contents and is stitched together with a system of navigating bookmarks. Links to external sites such as the Perseus Classical Library are used throughout. This book is suitable for college courses or independent study.