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Speaker:  Morgan W.

Author:  Cynthia H. Lynch (script adapted from an Alabama D


C.E. Hanna Elementary School

Oxford City Schools


This short (1:50) video promotes good health habits to avoid airborne illnesses.  The information was taken directly from an Alabama Department of Health bulletin and was to be shared with all students and parents.  The information is presented in an informational yet humorous way by a sixth grade student.  This podcast would be a perfect spot for a school broadcast segment during cold and flu season.

Length: 01:50

Content Areas: Health and Physical Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

HE1 (K)
9. Explain behaviors that promote personal hygiene.
Examples: washing hands, brushing teeth, bathing
HE1 (K)
13. Identify healthy habits that may prevent and control disease.
Examples: coughing into sleeve; washing hands; avoiding sharing towels, combs, or brushes
HE1 (1)
13. Identify ways in which germs enter the body.
HE1 (2)
11. Recognize causes of illness and disease.
Examples: germs, hereditary and environmental factors, personal health decisions
HE1 (3)
2. Relate common health problems to environmental factors.
Examples: flu and colds due to germ transmission indoors, sunburn due to overexposure to the sun
HE1 (3)
10. Describe types, causes, and symptoms of communicable and noncommunicable diseases.

National/Other Standards:

Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.  (National Health Education Standards, Standard 1)

Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.  (National Health Education Standards, Standard 5)

Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks. (National Health Education Standards, Standard 7)


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