Messaging while driving—whether sending a text, commenting on a photo, or connecting with friends via an app—is dangerous. Even though 94% of Americans recognize it’s dangerous to send a text while driving, and 91% recognize it’s dangerous to read one, many people still do it.To address the disconnect between awareness and behavior, our campaign addresses the fact that people are personally engaging in a behavior that they know is dangerous. The campaign reminds drivers from 16 to 34 that no one is special enough to message while driving.
Students watch a short film, A Game for Life by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about an innovative soccer program in the poor neighborhood of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, that helps to educate local youth about HIV/AIDS prevention.
In this lesson, students explore how participation in team sports can help empower youth in other areas of their lives. Students identify principles of how young people learn and discuss the ties between sports, civic engagement, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.
Every season, ACL injuries take thousands of students out of the game. To help you reduce the risk of ACL injuries for your student-athletes, the NFHS has partnered with the Hospital for Special Surgery to bring you this course.
This course is designed to teach you about the causes of ACL injury, how to identify and correct movement deficiencies that can lead to ACL injuries, and how to effectively lead a Neurodynamic Warm-Up before practices and games.
Exertional Heat Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. To help you minimize the risk of heat illness at your school, this course has designed to provide the fundamentals of a strong heat acclimatization plan and guidelines for limiting activities to account for changing environmental conditions and other contributing risk factors. It highlights the importance of an appropriate hydration plan and establishing an Emergency Action Plan in case of a suspected exertional heat stroke.
This course can be used as a stand alone assignment for students or teachers can use this to develop their unit/lesson plans.
The World Health Organization has now declared the coronavirus outbreak in China to be a global health emergency. Officials in China confirmed more than 7,800 cases today (updated from the video which states 6,000), with 212 deaths. The WHO said the virus is spreading worldwide, despite China’s efforts. “It’s not actually because China is not doing what it can. It’s actually doing more than China is required to do,” according to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
This resource is a unit plan about infectious diseases. Khan Academy describes the unit as, "There's an intricate dance between humans, viruses, bacteria, molds, and even tiny worms! They want to survive and replicate just like humans do... and this is why they cause infections. From the flu to HIV, we’ll explore the underlying mechanisms that these creepy crawlies use to reproduce and spread."
The unit explains the different types of infectious diseases, how they are transmitted, and how vaccines could prevent the disease. This resource could be used to educate students on personal values and beliefs on individual health practices and behaviors
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This TED-Ed learning activity guides students through the explanation of HIV and global efforts toward eradicating the disease.
The world is getting closer to achieving one of the most important public health goals of our time: eradicating HIV. And to do this, we won’t even have to cure the disease. We simply have to stop HIV from being transmitted until eventually, it fizzles out. Philip A. Chan explores the preventive strategies helping us tackle HIV and the possibility of ending the epidemic.
The activity includes a video, multiple choice and open-ended questions, additional resources to dig deeper, and a guided discussion.
This resource is a website that has toolkits, lesson plans, promotional materials, and other resources to help educators teach the severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors, such as sexual activity. The lesson plan for teaching the progressiveness of HIV can be found by scrolling midway down the page to "What is HIV?" Click on the "Read More" button and you will be directed to a lesson plan.
The objectives of the lesson plan are to: