There are college options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These programs connect students to the community and the larger world. Continued education increases learning and skill-building, social contact and better job opportunities for students. This video can be played during a lesson on locating school and community health resources.
Explore the reasons behind the 2011 recall of ground turkey by the meat-packing company Cargill Foods in Springdale, AK, and the implications on our food safety, in this video excerpted from FRONTLINE: The Trouble with Chicken. Noticing high levels of salmonella in its ground turkey, Cargill Foods eventually recalled its product, but the delay still sickened 132 people and killed one person.
Childhood obesity is a crippling crisis of supersized proportions. During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all ages, but no more so than in children ages 6 to 11. Today, nearly a third of our children and adolescents are overweight or obese. And the numbers continue to rise.
Meet the GIRLS!: Lexi (9) and Lauryn (14) are sisters and are each other's biggest cheerleaders. Lexi is a strong gymnast and Lauryn is right there encouraging her and helping her every step of the way. Lauryn is a musician and shares her talent in her community. Lexi supports her sister’s efforts. Sometimes our greatest power is empowering others!
Meet the GIRL!: Sasha is 17 years old and had a difficult time in school due to being bullied. She found her outlet through art. She painted her feelings and then decided to share her art with others. She leads art classes at her local boys and girls club with an emphasis on bullying awareness and education. She wants to make sure others feel empowered to speak up for themselves and take action. She leads by example.
Learn to help students develop key skills for successful relationships: communication, cooperation, and conflict resolution. Educators can help students develop these skills by working together in groups and discussing roles. Parents can support their children by spending time with them and encouraging communication.
What does autism spectrum disorder look like in young children? Jennifer Rymanowski, a licensed behavioral analyst at Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, will describe how different each case of autism spectrum disorder is for each person they encounter.
Rain Adams (age 12, Colorado) talks about her passion for healthy eating and how it inspired her to create her Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winning recipe for Rain’s Turkey Chili, in this video from WGBH. Rain, who as a nine-year-old started her own vegan pet treat company, learned to cook from her mother. She says it’s fun for kids to get in the kitchen and make healthy foods. This video can be played during a lesson on health practices and behaviors.
What is social distancing? Find out in this short video. Stay healthy and be a germ buster! Learn how to we can help each other stay healthy when feeling sick.