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ERIC Number: ED133308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Health Education: Cancer Prevention and Control. Curriculum Guides, Grades 4, 5, and 6.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of School Health Education and Services.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.
The purpose of this curriculum guide is to provide the teacher with essential cancer information and suggested learning experiences for fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students. The suggested activities are intended as a beginning point from which the pupils can begin to acquire the intellectual skills needed for making appropriate health decisions, which can result in a decrease in the incidence of skin, lung, breast, and cervical cancer, as well as other forms of the disease. Upon completion of the activities in this guide, each student should be able to: (1) conclude that cancer is an abnormal disturbance of tissue growth and function; (2) describe how cancerous growths can occur; (3) describe how an organism's protective mechanism against invading bodies and irritants may function abnormally due to repeated stress; (4) list factors promoting, the cancer-growth process; (5) list the common sites of cancer in the human body; (6) describe how early detection and treatment are important for cancer control and cure; (7) list the ways that cancer can be cured; (8) show how there are continued efforts to control and eradicate cancer; and (9) describe how each person must assume a personal responsibility in efforts to prevent and control cancer. The body of the text is divided into three columns per page dealing with concepts, activities, and supplementary information. A glossary of terms is included, and thirteen appendixes of charts, graphs, and drawings expand on information in the text. (MB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Curriculum Development Center.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of School Health Education and Services.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Note: For related documents, see SP 010 695-697