Educational Guide on Lung Health for Elementary School Students

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Educational Guide on Lung Health for Elementary School Students

Description

This lung health curriculum features lessons and a resource section designed with both the teacher and the student in mind. The lessons are specifically tailored for delivery to elementary school children in grades 3/4 and 5/6.

This educational guide is designed to help students:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the lungs and asthma
  • Learn ways that they can support classmates with asthma
  • Develop a basic understanding of the lungs and the health effects of smoking
  • Learn ways that they can resist pressure to smoke

These lessons may be delivered as part of a science curriculum or a health education program. Because these lessons include role-playing exercises involving student interactions, some sections (esp. Section II and IV) may also be appropriate for social science classes.

Each section contains objectives, standards, guiding questions, key points, teaching points, a list of materials and resources for lesson preparation, a vocabulary list, detailed activities, and achievement indicators. The sections are presented in this curriculum as follows:

  • Section I: Healthy lungs
  • Section II: Troubled lungs - asthma
  • Section III: Troubled lungs - tobacco
  • Section IV: Making smart decisions about smoking
  • Section V: Lung review
  • Section VI: Going further: A guide for teachers and facilitators

Developer:

American College of Chest Physicians; Chicago Health Corps

Funding Sources:

American College of Chest Physicians; The Chest Foundation

History

Release Date: 2001
Original Summary: June 2005
Last Updated: 05/07/14

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