Our Lesson Plan Templates.
Core Curriculum Units.
All of our units focus on different perspectives, or ways to think about, health!
Introduction to the Human Body
Unit 1 introduces us to "Superhuman" and "Supergerm" in order to learn how to think about the organization of the human body and to take us through the cyclic stages of being healthy, falling sick, and recovery.
Unit 2 introduces us to our new friend, Fatu, whose fierce personality is highlighted as we learn about each of her body systems in order to link anatomy with function.
Unit 3 introduces us to the common Sierra Leonean diseases and allows each of us to solve disease mysteries by "playing doctor" after each lesson.
Unit 4 introduces the idea of mental health as the connection between the mind and physical health and gives us practical skills to process, cope, and react to life's most difficult challenges and losses.
Health and the Environment
Unit 5 introduces us to a map of a fictional land including a jungle, city, farm, mine, and forest through which we travel to a new location each lesson to learn about health and the environment.
(1.1) Unit 1 Overview
(1.2) The Human Body
(1.5) Washing Hands
(1.6) Fighting Sickness
(1.7) Once You're Sick
(1.8) Genetics and the Environment
(2.1) Unit 2 Overview
(2.2) The Nervous System
(2.3) The Circulatory System
(2.4) The Pulmonary System
(2.5) The Digestive System
(2.6) The Musculoskeletal System
(2.7) The Endocrine System
(2.8) The Urinary System and Reproduction
(3.1) Unit 3 Overview
(4.1) Unit 4 Overview
(4.2) The Mind Vs. The Brain
(4.3) Identifying and Assessing Emotions
(4.4) Personality and Social Awareness
(4.5) Personal Responsibility and Control
(4.6) Relationship Skills
(4.7) Sadness, Grief, and Loss
(4.8) Optimistic Thinking
(5.1) Unit 5 Overview
(5.3) Air pollution
(5.4) Water Pollution
Our curriculum is based on evidence-based health education published in the literature, including:
- Soil-transmitted helminths in rural China: www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1204885#t=articleMethods
- Prevention of rabies in Brazilian coast: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21824357
- HIV prevention program in Zimbabwe: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3965605/
- HIV prevention program in Kenya: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4552164/