ERIC Number: ED402796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Healthy Beginnings: Lead Safe Families. An English as a Second Language Curriculum on Lead Poisoning Prevention.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
The materials are designed to help teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) at all levels educate adult students about hazards and prevention of lead poisoning, and to encourage use of English within the context of daily living situations. The materials consist of: a teacher's guide that describes the instructional units and lists resources for further information and assistance in lead poisoning prevention; a six-unit curriculum for ESL beginners; a parallel nine-unit curriculum for intermediate and advanced ESL learners; and a volume containing glossaries for each unit in Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Each instructional unit poses a specific situation relating to lead hazards and shows students how to protect their families. Vocabulary lists, workbook-style questions, sentence completion exercises, and illustrated checklists are included. Topics of the instructional units include: going to the doctor; identifying symptoms of illness; making water safe to drink; preparing and storing food; avoiding dangers in the dirt; finding the right home; identifying household hazards; making the home safe; and renovating the home. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Glossaries, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Services, Housing, Interpersonal Communication, Lead Poisoning, Nutrition Instruction, Prevention, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA. New England Regional Office.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.