ERIC Number: ED418953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Health Activities for Primary School Students.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This manual targets new and second-year Peace Corps volunteers, presenting health lessons and activities for primary school students in Thailand. Each section of the manual outlines basic technical information about the topic, contains several detailed lesson plans, and lists quick activities that can be carried out at schools. Songs and recipes relevant to each section are also included. The nine sections focus on dental health; hygiene; nutrition; general health/colds and fevers; first aid; self-empowerment; drugs, alcohol, smoking, and fitness; the environment; and AIDS/reproductive health. All of the lesson plans and activities emphasize active learning for students and encourage students to make healthy decisions and to be responsible for the health of their communities. Each lesson is described by content area and type of activity (e.g., demonstration, game, or activity) and there is also information on target group, recommended group size, and approximate time for the lesson. At the end, there is a technical vocabulary for the lesson in English and Thai so the lesson can be taught in either language. A resource list describes some of the best health resources available at the Peace Corps. (SM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Health, Class Activities, Comprehensive School Health Education, Dental Health, Drinking, Drug Use, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Empowerment, First Aid, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Hygiene, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, Reproduction (Biology), Smoking, Volunteers
Peace Corps Information Collection and Exchange, 1990 K Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20526.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.