ERIC Number: ED155108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Mini Lessons from FDA.
Food and Drug Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Eight self-contained lessons present information about topics of current interest in the Food and Drug Administration. Multidisciplinary in nature, the lessons can be integrated into ongoing activities in elementary or secondary level reading, math, language arts, social studies, science, art, health, consumer education, and home economics. The lessons are short and independent of one another, easily modified to grade level, and can be used to demonstrate the relevance of daily activities to educational concepts.The lessons focus on the following topics: nutrition, food safety, drug safety (prescription and over-the-counter drugs), radiological health, cosmetics, and how to make inferences on labels, in newspapers, and ads; to demonstrate a public concern for safe use of medicines; and to be aware of sources of and protection from radiation exposure from electronic products in the home and at school. For each lesson, information is given on grade level, objective, skills, materials, teaching procedures, follow-up activity, and evaluation ideas. The background material included with each lesson is adequate to enable the teacher to use the material without further research. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Dishwashing, Drug Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Food Standards, Foods Instruction, Health, Home Economics, Hygiene, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Mathematics, Minicourses, Pharmacy, Public Health, Radiation Effects, Radiology, Reading, Sanitation, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Drug Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.