ERIC Number: ED375115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Asthma Awareness: Curriculum for the Elementary Classroom.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and a leading cause of school absences. With asthma occurring in almost every classroom in America, this curriculum guide, developed for use by elementary school children, suggests that teachers integrate an asthma lesson into a comprehensive health education curriculum. The lessons include suggestions for math, science, art, and language arts and can be integrated into the social sciences as they relate to getting along with others and learning about community resources. There are two 30-minute lessons for grades K-3 and 4-6. The lessons are designed to: (1) develop a basic understanding of asthma and help correct misinformation; (2) inform students about appropriate actions that can help people with asthma; and (3) provide resources to share with parents and other family members. In addition, the resource section provides information to help teachers learn more about asthma before teaching the lessons. Pre- and post-tests for grade K-3 and grade 4-6 students, a letter to parents written in both English and Spanish, and activity sheets including hidden pictures, mazes, crosswords and scenarios are included. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.