ERIC Number: ED254188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
POWERHOUSE Activity Kit [and] POWERHOUSE Teacher's Manual.
Educational Film Center, Springfield, VA.
Designed to help teachers to use the educational television series POWERHOUSE with young people (8 to 12 year olds), this kit presents activities coordinated with the 16 half-hour programs in the series. The POWERHOUSE shows cover comprehensive health and nutrition topics in an action-adventure format for intermediate students in grades 4-6. Activities cover the following program themes: making friends, coping with stress, learning the importance of discipline and practice, preventing illness and the spread of disease, respecting individual differences, making responsible consumer decisions, getting the facts about alcohol, judging abilities rather than disabilities, taking on challenges and avoiding unnecessary risks, knowing how to find help, learning about weight control, seeing beyond sexual stereotyping, becoming physically fit, and learning about individual growth rates. For each program, a leader sheet provides a synopsis of the television program, background information, and insights into how the activities can help young children. Also included are an activity sheet describing activities for children to do in their meeting room, their community, or at home with their families; games and puzzles; a POWERHOUSE membership certificate; and a logo for stickers and T-shirts. The teacher's manual lists learning objectives, suggests questions and activities for pre- and post-viewing, and presents a brief synopsis of each of the 16 half-hour television dramas. Included, too, are four pages of student handouts. (LMM)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Health Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Public Television
Educational Film Center, 5101 F Backlick Rd., P.O. Box 1017, Annandale, VA 22003 ($2.50, 1-5 copies Activity Kit; $2.00 for 6 or more copies). A few copies of the Teacher's Manual remain; request price. For videotapes, films, or filmstrips of the POWERHOUSE shows, contact Guidance Assoc., Communications Park, P.O. Box 3000, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Film Center, Springfield, VA.