ERIC Number: ED261046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Acting to Create a Healthy Environment. Teenage Health Teaching Modules.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
The Teenage Health Teaching Modules (THTM) program is a health education curriculum for adolescents. Each THTM module frames an adolescent health task emphasizing development of self-assessment, communication, decision making, health advocacy, and self-management. This module encourages students to take a more active interest in environmental issues in their local communities and provides them with the skills to participate in local environmental decisions more fully and with more critical awareness. Five class sessions are outlined which provide students an opportunity to: (1) explore the relationship between air and water quality and human health; (2) plan a series of activities in which they will learn about air and water quality in their own community; (3) learn how pollution can travel great distances and explore a variety of national and international water and air pollution cases; (4) report on fact-finding missions; and (5) identify conservation measures they can incorporate in their personal lives and plan messages they would like to publicize or promote in their local community. Fifteen case studies dealing with water and air quality are attached. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.