Health Sites Web Quest

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Hey 6th graders! Did you know that online health searches are now the third most popular activity on the web? While googling information about our health can  be helpful, sometimes it can give us misinformation as well. Read the following article from Choices: Will You Fall for Fake News? After reading all of the ways

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Analyzing the Scientific Evidence Behind Health News

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Another awesome lesson plan from the folks at New York Times. This one takes an in-depth look at health news and hits NHES3 (Accessing Information), NHES2 (Analyzing Influences) and NHES 8 (Advocacy). Would love to team up with the librarian and a science teacher for this!

Source: ‘Chocolate Found to Stave Off Death!’ Analyzing the Scientific Evidence Behind Health Headlines – The New York Times

The Alcohol Research Lab

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It’s the end of the school year. This means our seniors are getting ready for college, the eighth graders are gearing up for high school, and many of our students will be faced with situations where they might be tempted to drink. Rather than lecture them on the dangers of underage drinking, I like to

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The Blue Zones Project: Teaching Kids About Wellness Goals

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Blue Zones, made popular by the book series from author and National Geographic journalist Dan Buettner, are five areas around the world in which people are reported to live happier, longer lives. In honor of summer vacation, I decided to check out one of the healthy hot-spots — The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. The country’s slogan is “Pura Vida,”

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Healthy habits research guide

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Hey 7th graders! You’re going to take what we’ve been learning about SMART goals and put it into action in your own life.   First, read this article from Choices: How Healthy Are You Really? Then with your group, find out more information about the healthy habit I’ve assigned. Make sure you each fill in your

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