Children's Health Curriculum Lesson 1: Environmental Health 101

Lesson 1

This lesson helps kids connect the earth to their schools, homes, and communities and teaches them how they all affect each other.

Kids Will Be Able To:

  • define environment and environmental health;
  • list the four things that all living beings need (air, water, food, and shelter) and give examples of each;
  • understand why children are often more at risk from environmental health hazards; and
  • understand that their actions can help to create a healthier environment for themselves and for everyone around them.

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Lesson 1: Environmental Health 101

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Instructor materials:
Lesson Cards (PDF) (6 pp, 2 MB)

Handouts for students:
Take-Home_Talk (PDF) (1 pg, 551 K)

Visuals:

Poster 1 Environment (PDF) (2 pp, 1 MB)

Poster 2 Environment (PDF) (2 pp, 745 K)

Poster 3 Environment (PDF) (2 pp, 564 K)

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