Health

February 27, 2016
To the Teacher: Early this year a state of emergency was declared for the city of Flint, Michigan, because of alarmingly high levels of lead in the city's water. Currently, more than 100,000 people…
August 20, 2015
To The Teacher: Over the past several years, more and more states have passed laws legalizing the medical use of marijuana or reducing penalties for possessing small amounts of the substance. More…
November 4, 2014
Gathering Share one thing that has stood out for you about reporting on the Ebola outbreak since a Liberian man infected with the disease died in Dallas. If you did the earlier lesson plan on Ebola…
October 29, 2014
Note to teacher:    This lesson provides factual information to students about Ebola.  Providing accurate information about the disease may help prevent misinformed students from targeting…
October 29, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa and irrational reactions to it in the U.S. are creating challenges in some schools.  In some cases, students from Africa - or students who are thought to be from…
April 11, 2014
To the Teacher: Most of us are part of a globalized food system that we're barely aware of. The foods we consume are often are shipped to us from states and countries that may be hundreds, or even…
February 26, 2014
To the Teacher: In the last decade organic food has grown into a $28 billion industry. Many people buy organic as a way of eating healthier and reducing environmental impact, or because they think…
October 27, 2013
To the Teacher:   Beginning in early October 2013, most of the major provisions of the healthcare law called the Affordable Care Act (popularly known as "Obamacare") began to take effect. These…
July 1, 2009
To the Teacher:   Efforts to stiffen tobacco regulation became reality this June when Congress passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The provisions of this act are the main…