Environmental and Community Health Unit


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★★★★★Foster a care and concern for our environment, and inspire community awareness. Help students make your school, community, and world a great place to live and work!

Students enjoy working in pairs to analyze two environmental issues, and then come up with possible solutions.  This intro activity next has students meet up in groups and share solutions and rate the issue on how concerning they feel it is.

In the following days students will learn more in-depth about the issues, and even have a chance to go back and re-rate how concerning the issue is now that they understand more about it!  Very powerful and eye-opening!

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  • The Program Meets These Health Standards:
4 Washington State Health Standards (It’s very likely to meet your state standards as well)
12 of 20 Common Core Standards – Writing 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10 | Reading 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
– 7 of 8 National Health Standards 
There is nothing canned about these lessons: Lessons are all kid-tested, revised, edited, and have been deemed “a fun unit” by the high standards of hundreds of my 14 year old students!
ALL FUTURE UPDATES FOR LIFE ARE INCLUDED!! All new lessons, activities, and any changes that I create for this unit are FREE!
  • Here is what is included for both units:


-67 Pages of Step-By-Step Teacher Directions


-Links to 42 Amazing Videos! SAVES YOU HOURS OF RESEARCH!!


-96 PowerPoint Slides


-9 Worksheets or Handouts


-Top Heading for Each Lesson Lists State Heath Standards, National Health Standards, Common Core Standards


-Includes Learning Target Posters and 3 Success Criteria Worksheet Choices and Learning Target Posters to post in your classroom!


-Table of Content Links ALL Daily Lessons for Quick Navigation!


Environmental Unit Lesson Activities Include:

DAY 1:

-Students watch an amazing video to help them understand the 10 top environmental issues

-Next they use the “10 Environmental Issues Worksheet” with a partner to record reactions and solutions regarding their issue

-Students then group up to do an interesting “10 Issues Group Activity”

-They finish the day with short videos on each topic (all links included!)


DAY 2:

-Finish up watching the videos

-Re-rate your initial reactions!

-How one person can make a difference!

-“What Can I Do Follow-Up Project”


DAY 3 to Day 10: The rest of the unit has several options depending on the amount of time you have. (Website links are included!)

-“Bottled Water” video

-‘What Can I do?’ Posters” around the room activity

-Environmental Protection Agency 8 Topics and “All Hands Working Together Project” (project template included!)

-True stories of environmental harm

-Brochures (template included)

-“Environmental Workplace Risk Research”

-Write a “Workplace Hazard” report

-Make a “Public Service Announcement” poster or video

-Doing a real project that helps an environmental issue and documenting it!

“Human Footprint” video

-Use my state assessment on an environmental issue


Community Health Activities Include: This unit includes 21 different ideas to promote “Community Health.” All websites are included!

-“Community Health” discussion and video

-Students learn 6 Key Ingredients to a healthy community

-They then choose between:

1) “The Ideal City Project” where student actually create models of an ideal city using cardboard boxes and props

2) “Community Health Project” – Students could choose a hazardous issue from diabetes to heart disease to cancer, to home hazards, to public safety issues, and come up with solutions to reduce that risk.


If you still have more time, there’s more:

-”Health and Fitness Careers Research” (worksheet included)

-“Occupational and Career Choices” and their relationship to “Health and Fitness”

-”Public Service Announcements” (examples included)

-”10 Best Cities for Affordable Healthcare”

-”Cultural Diversity in Public College and Universities”

-“Allergy Friendly Homes”

-”Health Career Research and Posters”

-”Long-Term Health Goals” (SMART GOAL SHEET included)

-”Disease Prevention”

-”Cancer Warning Signs” (handout included)

-“Family Health Project”

-“Family Medical History” (homework included)

-”Longevity Game”


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-These lessons are taken from (and also included in) my High School, Middle School, and Sequential HS and MS Health programs.


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Mrs. S.

Health Education Today, Inc.


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