Lesson Packet

Grades 9-12

Health unit

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SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Public Health, Wealth & Poverty, Women's Issues

Resource Overview

Thematic unit for the high school classroom covers global health from a societal perspective.

Includes teaching materials for teaching about the health implications of pollution, sanitation availability and impacts, disease transmission, maternal and child health, healthcare delivery, and nature’s cures.

Features of This Resource

  • Unit includes 3 lesson plans, 1 case study reading, and 1 background reading.
  • Interactive lesson for students to consider how wealth, education and governance impact human health.
  • Investigations of link between environmental health and human health.

Unit Lesson Plans & Readings

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Lesson Plans

Catch It If You Can

- Students mimic the spread of disease by exchanging liquids in test tubes in a hands-on simulation. They then graph and...

Our Earth, Ourselves

- Students create flowcharts that link environmental issues with human health issues. Students will be able to: Conduct research to analyze...

Unfair Race

- Representing different countries, students step forward or backward based on health conditions in their borders, to find which countries have...


To Our Health

- Health background reading: Explore how stresses to our global environment affect public health and nature’s potential to cure human disease.

A Healthier Rwanda: Progress for Mothers and Babies

- Health case study reading: Discover Rwanda’s success in improving child and maternal mortality over the past 20 years.

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