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AIDS Education in School Grades 6 to 12

A well-documented summary of the HIV/AIDS education strategies and approaches that have worked most effectively in western schools. The sources cited could provide additional reference material.

AIDS Education Lesson Plans Grades 6 to 12

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.

AIDS FAQ Grades 6 to 12 Centers for Disease Control

CDC’s collection of frequently-asked questions about HIV/AIDS, including questions on general information, hoaxes and rumors, testing, transmission, and prevention. Generally, these pages provide detailed, factual answers for each question.

AIDS in Africa Grades 6 to 12

A British site summarizes the extent and implications of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in African countries.

All About Eating Disorders Grades 1 to 12

This content is part of the larger Mental Health Net site. It offers detailed explanations of the origins, management, and treatment of eating disorders. The content is written at the professional level and is decidedly not for student use. This information could be useful for school guidance counselors, nurses, or teachers who suspect an eating disorder in one of their students.

All About Suicide Grades 1 to 12

This site from Mental Health Net offers basic information on suicide in adults and young people, along with a long list of resources for help and guidance. Mental Health Net also maintains an on-line listing of treatment centers.

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute Grades 4 to 12

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.

Bilingual Health Information Grades 1 to 12

The information on this site was originally developed for limited literacy Spanish and English speaking patients. It offers basic health, nutrition, and lifestyles information in a context which may be suitable for either students or parents in certain specific settings. Lots of illustrations and minimal use of text help make these resources easy to use.

Comprehensive Prevention Strategies Grades 6 to 12 Centers for Disease Control

This CDC Update report summarizes the results of a number of studies on the effectiveness of comprehensive strategies in influencing or changing behavior of young people in areas involving possible HIV/AIDS exposure. It highlights strategies that have proven most effective.

Cooking Science Grades 4 to 12 Exploratorium

The Exploratorium does it again with this new look at the science behind cooking. There are lots of areas to explore, from what makes pickles pickle to the crystal structures of the sugar in your candy. Narrated Flash animations tell many of the stories.

Veteran teachers know that food is a great way to keep students interested in a subject. This site does it with style.

CPR Instructions Grades 6 to 12

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.

Drug & Alcohol Information for Teens Grades 6 to 12 Department of Health and Human Services

The US Department of Health and Human Services offers this online catalog of drug and alcohol information for teens. Many of these publications are available online, and they may prove helpful to parents, students, or guidance counselors grappling with substance abuse issues. HHS also offers additional catalog sections targeted specifically to children.

Drug Prevention Strategies Grades 6 to 12

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.

Eat Smart. Play Hard Grades 3 to 8 Federal Food & Nutrition Service

While this federally developed site deals with the importance of exercise and good nutrition, most of its content is materials designed to support on-site activities and programs. These may be useful in some schools, but the site itself has little to offer either teachers or students.

Eating Disorders & Recovery Grades 1 to 12

A site about recovery from eating disorders, written by a woman who has been there.

Eating Disorders Collection Grades 1 to 12

This page from the Canadian Learning Network offers a collection of resources dealing with eating disorders in young people. The listings include both clinical background information and strategies for helping students who are experiencing one or more of these disorders.

Farm Safety for Kids Grades 4 to 8

Farms can be a setting for a unique set of serious accidents, so this site on safety on farms makes sense for students in rural areas. Learn how to work safely around farm equipment, grain, mowing equipment, and more. This is an area of safety that most schools overlook.

Fast Food Nutrition Finder Grades 6 to 12 Olen Publishing

Here’s an interactive guide to the nutritional content of the menus of more than a dozen fast food chains. Students can enter nutrient ranges and limits and see which selections fit the category. Instructive and fun!

Fat and Happy? Grades 6 to 12 Scientific American Frontiers

Here�s an episode from the Scientific American Frontiers site that offers a look at how American young people eat and what their eating habits do to their bodies and futures. Users can view selected program clips, compute body mass, and learn lots of ways to improve their diets by changing what they eat.

Health and fitness teachers can use this resource in lots of ways.

Fat! Grades 6 to 12 PBS

The PBS Frontline series tackles American diet and eating habits, but with an emphasis on the overall availability of food, rather than on specific eating sins. Health teachers may find this cultural approach a useful introduction to a discussion of nutrition and eating habits.


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