ERIC Number: ED077726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Strand IV Environmental and Community Health, Environmental and Public Health, Grades 7, 8, and 9.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
Development of proper attitudes, personal commitment, and direct involvement regarding the health of the community are the goals of this prototype curriculum for grades 7-9. Since man continues to change his natural environment, increasing awareness of the possible consequences of these changes to human life is stressed. Specific curriculum content studies: (1) history of public health, (2) scope of current public health problems, (3) relationships among environment, disease, and health, (4) environmental health problems, and (5) practices in disease prevention and control. Appended material includes a community clean air checklist, agencies involved in air pollution control, key dates in Federal Clean Waters Program, and bibliographies of multimedia resources. This publication is one in a series of health curriculum materials devoted to environmental and community health (Strand IV). Four other strands deal with physical and mental health, sociological health problems, and education for survival. The format consists of four columns intended to provide teachers with: (1) a basic content outline, (2) major understandings and fundamental concepts, (3) teaching aids and learning activities, and (4) information about resource materials, sources, and personnel. Because of the comprehensive nature of the total curriculum, teachers are advised to become familiar with all strands presently in print. Related documents in Strand IV are ED 037 738-9, ED 049 477-8, and SE 016 280-6. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.