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ERIC Number: ED127316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Yes, You Can Teach Dental Health: Correlation of Dental Health Education with Other Classroom Subjects, K-12.
Poulos, Teresa Mae Perkins
Dental health education can be an integral part of the school curriculum, even when there are constraints on time and money and a formal health instruction program is lacking. Under these less than ideal circumstances, dental health education may be correlated at all grade levels with instruction in other subjects including, but not limited to, language arts, social studies, mathematics, chemistry, drama, and art. This booklet is designed to serve as a resource for use in planning and conducting such an approach to dental health instruction. Each module includes a behavioral objective, suggested content, one or more learning activities, and suggested resources. The objectives have been stated in ways that facilitate their achievement through learning opportunities in other subject areas. General guidelines regarding appropriate grade levels, host subjects, and time allotment are included. Procedures and criteria for evaluating student progress are not described in detail; however, they are strongly suggested by the wording of the objectives. It should be noted that the instructional modules presented here do not provide for instruction in oral hygiene technique and skills. This resource book is intended primarily for the classroom teacher who might wish to take the initiative in incorporating dental health instruction into an existing curriculum. However, it may also be useful to dental health consultants, either when working directly with students in classroom situations, or when serving as a resource to school personnel. It is hoped that persons who are vitally concerned about the dental health of children and youth will find this resource helpful in their efforts to promote more, and more effective, dental health instruction in the schools. (MM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Dental Health, Dentists, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Hygiene, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Self Care Skills, Teaching Guides
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.