ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (7) 17 :
7.5.2) Analyze healthy alternatives over unhealthy alternatives when making decisions.

Examples: eating regular meals vs. skipping meals, choosing healthy snacks vs. junk food, getting proper exercise vs. too much screen time

[HE] (7) 20 :
7.7.1) State the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors and avoiding risky behaviors.

Examples: fast food vs. My Plate recommendations, screen time vs. active living

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

Subject: Health Education (7 - 8)
Title: Can Too Much “Screen Time” Change Your Brain?
URL: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/can-too-much-screen-time-change-your-brain
Description:

Have you ever wondered if all that smartphone scrolling, snapping, and texting affects your brain? Scientists do, and they’re looking to find out if “screen time”—time spent looking at smartphones, computers, and television screens—changes the developing brain.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (7) 14 :
7.4.2) Model refusal skills that avoid or reduce health risks.

Examples: role playing how to effectively handle bullying, harassment, and peer pressure situations

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

[HE] (8) 14 :
8.4.2) Demonstrate negotiation skills which help resolve conflict in bullying situations.

[HE] HED (9-12) 9 :
HE.2.2) Describe the pros and cons of the use of technology as it affects personal, family, and community health.

Examples: positive and negative influences on self-esteem, addiction to technology, personal interactions and relationships

[HE] HED (9-12) 10 :
HE.2.3) Analyze how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: addressing topics such as wearing safety equipment, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide, cyber-bullying, weight management, potentially dangerous social media trends

Subject: Health Education (7 - 12)
Title: Cyberbullying Research Center: Students
URL: https://cyberbullying.org/resources/students
Description:

This is a resource library with downloadable PDFs related to the topics of online safety, cyberbullying, social media, cell phone safety, and technology use. These resources are geared for both students and educators. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

[HE] HED (9-12) 9 :
HE.2.2) Describe the pros and cons of the use of technology as it affects personal, family, and community health.

Examples: positive and negative influences on self-esteem, addiction to technology, personal interactions and relationships

Subject: Health Education (8 - 12)
Title: Health Education Skills 101: Analyzing Influences
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRMQ7GeUWPY&t=241s
Description:

This 6-minute video introduces students to the method and process of analyzing outside influences. Analyzing influences is one of the core health education skills outlined in the National Health Education Standards.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] AK1 (9-12) 15 :
AK-5.3) Identify how social interaction influences their own nutrition and physical activity choices, and how they respond based on the social situation.

Examples: peer pressure, social media, advertisements

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

[HE] HED (9-12) 9 :
HE.2.2) Describe the pros and cons of the use of technology as it affects personal, family, and community health.

Examples: positive and negative influences on self-esteem, addiction to technology, personal interactions and relationships

Subject: Physical Education (9 - 12), Health Education (8 - 12)
Title: Analyzing Influences
URL: http://www.healthliteracy4life.com/lesson-1
Description:

By the end of the lesson, students will:



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (5) 9 :
5.2.2) Describe ways that technology can influence personal health.

Example: step tracker device, heart rate monitor, blood sugar monitor

[HE] (6) 8 :
6.2.3) Investigate how messages from media influence health behaviors.

Examples: social media, fast food advertisements, editing photos to enhance physical appearance

[HE] (7) 8 :
7.2.3) Describe how the media can send mixed messages about health.

Examples: advertisements concerning tobacco, alcohol, and nutrition

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

Subject: Health Education (5 - 8)
Title: Analyzing Influences on Health
URL: https://www.warrencountyschools.org/userfiles/2798/Classes/16329/lesson04.pdf
Description:

The influence of media can be strong. It's important to have the skills to analyze these messages. This is a lesson to help students navigate media and technology. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

[HE] (8) 9 :
8.2.4) Explain how societal perceptions influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: acceptance of teenage smoking and teenage pregnancy by peers, certain communities, and cultures

[HE] (8) 11 :
8.3.1) Analyze the validity of health claims made concerning health products and services.

Examples: use of herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, weight loss supplements, steroids use

[HE] HED (9-12) 8 :
HE.2.1) Analyze the influence of external factors on health beliefs and behaviors.

a. Analyze how family, culture, school, and community influence the health practice and behaviors of individuals.

Examples: explaining how holiday celebrations and traditions such as over indulgence in eating and consuming alcohol affect health behaviors; explaining how extra-curricular activities and schedules result in over-consumption of fast food

b. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

c. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Example: influence of media on teen body image, sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, violence, cyber-bullying.

d. Cite evidence of how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

[HE] HED (9-12) 10 :
HE.2.3) Analyze how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: addressing topics such as wearing safety equipment, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide, cyber-bullying, weight management, potentially dangerous social media trends

[HE] WH (10-12) 2 :
WH.2.1) Examine the health challenges facing the world today.

a. Collect statistical data about health issues within various countries.

b. Investigate the influence of family, peers, and culture on possible solutions to world health issues.

c. Examine the links among health, economic development, media, and technology.

d. Research how disparities in socio-economic status can adversely affect health and access to health care globally.

e. Analyze the roles and responsibilities of government and non-governmental organizations in achieving global health.

Subject: Health Education (8 - 12)
Title: Plugged In
URL: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Media/9780300228090_UPDF.pdf
Description:

In the past decades, a dazzling number of studies have investigated the effects of old and new media on children and teens. These studies have greatly improved our understanding of why youth are so massively attracted to media. And they have also shown how children and teens can be affected by media, in positive and negative ways. Plugged In provides insight into the most important issues and debates regarding media, children, and teens.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

[HE] WH (10-12) 1 :
WH.1.1) Research the history of disease in the world.

a. Identify causes of major outbreaks and epidemics in the history of the world.

b. List major breakthroughs in the prevention and cure of disease.

c. Assess the effects of current health issues on world populations.

Subject: Health Education (8 - 12)
Title: Producing Penicillin
URL: https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/odys08.sci.life.gen.producing/producing-penicillin/
Description:

This video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey tells how two scientists, Howard Florey and Ernst Chain, used the research findings of Alexander Fleming to turn a natural compound, penicillin, into an effective treatment for bacterial infections. Their tests in mice and later in human patients demonstrated penicillin's ability to cure such infections. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (5) 9 :
5.2.2) Describe ways that technology can influence personal health.

Example: step tracker device, heart rate monitor, blood sugar monitor

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

[HE] HED (9-12) 9 :
HE.2.2) Describe the pros and cons of the use of technology as it affects personal, family, and community health.

Examples: positive and negative influences on self-esteem, addiction to technology, personal interactions and relationships

Subject: Health Education (5 - 12)
Title: Multiple Sclerosis: Move to Include
URL: https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mti17.multiple.sclerosis/multiple-sclerosis-move-to-include/
Description:

Learn about Multiple Sclerosis or MS. Kerrie Giesen, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, describes what MS is and how to work with it using adaptive equipment for the best quality of life.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (6) 6 :
6.2.1) Examine how family and peers influence the health of adolescents.

Examples: inactivity, fast food consumption

a. List personal family guidelines and rules that enhance health.

b. List peer situations that enhance health.

[HE] (7) 6 :
7.2.1) Describe how family values and behaviors influence the health of adolescents.

Examples: eating family meals daily, participating in physical activity, practicing open communication

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

Subject: Health Education (6 - 8)
Title: Screen Time Versus Old-School Learning
URL: https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/smartparent-606-screen-time/iq-smartparent-606-screen-time-vs-old-school-learning/
Description:

"No more screen time!" Many frustrated parents have issued that edict to kids who all-too-frequently have their noses buried in the screen of a digital device! This episode talks to education experts to set the record straight: In terms of learning impacts, when does a screen work best, and when should kids be engaged in alternative forms of interactions, such as textbooks, human, and hands-on projects? 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

[HE] HA (10-12) 5 :
HA.5.1) Identify decision-making skills used in situations that put adolescents and teens at risk.

Examples: recording a fight and posting it on a social media; seeing a friend smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol; hearing a friend talk about shoplifting; hearing plans about a weekend party that will include drugs and/or alcohol; pressure to have sexual relations

a. Identify consequences of making poor decisions to join in or ignore risky situations.

b. Recognize the differences between situations in which one has control vs. a lack of control.

c. Review the importance of successfully managing decision-making skills when confronted with uncomfortable, risky, or dangerous situations.

Subject: Health Education (8 - 12)
Title: Cyber-bullying
URL: https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/7d4b3ee9-0856-48f7-85ca-6503140cc22b/7d4b3ee9-0856-48f7-85ca-6503140cc22b/
Description:

Cyber-bullying is where one or more children targets another through technology such as the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to threaten, harass, or embarrass another child. Cyber-bullying goes beyond just bullying because it can follow you home. You can stop cyber-bullying by not responding to any of it, saving the evidence, and reporting it. This video can be played during a lesson on internet safety.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (5) 9 :
5.2.2) Describe ways that technology can influence personal health.

Example: step tracker device, heart rate monitor, blood sugar monitor

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

Subject: Health Education (5 - 8)
Title: Touch Screen Technology: Move to Include
URL: https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mti17.touch.screen.technology/touch-screen-technology-move-to-include/
Description:

Assistive technology tools make learning easy for students with disabilities. Learn about touch screen technology, and how it used as a mode of education, communication, navigation, accessibility and inclusion for those with disabilities. This video can be played during a lesson on assistive technology.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (7) 20 :
7.7.1) State the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors and avoiding risky behaviors.

Examples: fast food vs. My Plate recommendations, screen time vs. active living

[HE] (8) 2 :
8.1.2) Analyze how the environment, family history, personal behaviors, and health care can affect individual healthful living.

a. Describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries and illness in adolescents as it pertains to family history, personal behaviors, and health care.

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

Subject: Health Education (7 - 8)
Title: Healthy Family Media Habits
URL: https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/smartparent-406-healthy-media-habits/iq-smartparent-406-healthy-family-media-habits/
Description:

All parents hope to be role models for their kids – but when it comes to media habits, kids are paying attention to how mom and dad use media and the habits they’re picking up from you aren’t always good!



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (6) 8 :
6.2.3) Investigate how messages from media influence health behaviors.

Examples: social media, fast food advertisements, editing photos to enhance physical appearance

[HE] (6) 11 :
6.3.1) Analyze the validity of a variety of Internet sources for health information.

Examples: valid sites -.edu (education), .org (non-profit), or .gov (government); unreliable health information sites - .com (commercial)

a. Identify local resources for reliable health information.

Examples: public health agencies, school nurse, health education teacher

[HE] (7) 8 :
7.2.3) Describe how the media can send mixed messages about health.

Examples: advertisements concerning tobacco, alcohol, and nutrition

[HE] (7) 22 :
7.8.1) Create ways to influence and support others in making positive health choices.

Examples: using social media campaigns, YouTube live campaign, posters; addressing local school board with the need for quality physical education and healthier food choices

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

Subject: Health Education (6 - 8)
Title: Digital Wellness and Safety
URL: https://everfi.com/offerings/listing/ignition-digital-literacy-relaunched/
Description:

Ignition: Digital Wellness and Safety is a digital literacy curriculum designed to provide students with the information literacy skills they need to safely and confidently navigate the digital world.  

These six digital responsibility lessons encourage students to take practical steps to protect their own privacy and safety online, while also teaching them how to evaluate content for accuracy, perspective, and motive. Ignition helps students acknowledge the benefits of digital communities and resources while guiding them to successfully navigate potential pitfalls in their digital lives.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] BK2 (9-12) 9 :
BK-3.2) Assess technology and social media resources for promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.

Examples: diet pills, energy/sports drinks

[HE] (8) 8 :
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

[HE] HED (9-12) 9 :
HE.2.2) Describe the pros and cons of the use of technology as it affects personal, family, and community health.

Examples: positive and negative influences on self-esteem, addiction to technology, personal interactions and relationships

Subject: Physical Education (9 - 12), Health Education (8 - 12)
Title: You Are What You Like
URL: https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/fl32-soc-gllikes/generation-like-you-are-what-you-like/
Description:

This resource is part of the Frontline collection, describing the evolution of digital media from an industry that sought out teens to one in which teens seek out content to “like.” As school-aged children spend more time in digital spaces, companies are able to use information that they gather from their activities. This is different from how it once was. In 2001, corporations chased kids down and tried to sell cool teen culture back to them. Today, teens tell the world what they think is cool using the social currency of their generation: likes, follows, friends, and retweets. When kids like something online, it becomes part of the identity that they broadcast to the world.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



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