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Welcome to the Budget Home$chool Health section! Teaching children about Health is important. We've provided links to articles on how to get your children to eat healthy; assist you in teaching about table manners, etiquette and more. You might just end up with a little lady or gentleman sitting at your table after all. Be sure to check back often as we add more content weekly.

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    • 10 Herbal Activities for Kidsby Kristine Brown Ages: 8+Start a notebook of the plants in your yard. Head outside with a notebook and make a list of each plant you have, starting with the common name and adding the Latin name if you know it or later when you can look it up. Have your child look around and tell you what they see first. Don't forget the trees! Even if you don't think a plant has medicinal uses, write it down anyway. You'll be surprised at the number of 'just weeds' that really are medicinal. Remember, all plants have value, some are just yet undiscovered.Subjects: natural living, herbs, four thieves oil, harvest, herbalism, healing, nutritious, poke, elderberry, hemlock and Queen Anne’s Lace, chickweed, lemon balm, plantain, medicine, skullcap, wood betony, dandelion, feverfew

    • Teaching Health at Homeby Annette M. Hall Ages: 16+On a recent visit to our Grandparents house, we were amazed to find them doing extraordinarily well. Grandma, even after numerous hip surgeries, was getting around, like she was a young spring chicken. She was eager to share her secret with us...Subjects: teaching , weight loss, healthy diet, food, Eat Right For Your Blood Type

    • Human Anatomyby Barbara J. Feldman Ages: 10 - 18Human anatomy is the study of the human body. The word "anatomy" derives from Greek words meaning "to cut up" because early scientists studied anatomy through dissections. On the Internet, however, no knives are needed. Simply sit back, and click.Subjects: links, crossword, atlas, health, body, science, puzzles,

    • A Guided Tour of the Visible Humanby MadSci Network Ages: 12+The Visible Human Project has generated over 18000 digitized sections of the human body. This introduction and tour uses images and animals from the project to teach key concepts in human anatomy.Subjects: animations, interactive, learn, anatomy, brain, education

    • Power of Germsby Lisa Prososki  Ages: 11 - 18This lesson is designed for students studying geography, world history, economics, and life science in grades 6-12. Students explore the role that disease has played historically and in the present day in the shaping and developing of wealth...Subjects: germs, life science, health, education, lectures, links, teachers, lesson

    • Health Starts at Homeby Annette M. Hall Ages: 8+Not only does our family choose to be different by homeschooling, we tend to do other things different as well. For instance most of my extended family will run to the doctor at the first signs of illness.Subjects: health insurance, weight loss, diet, Eat Right For Your Type, blood type

    • Teaching First Aidby All Things First.com Ages: 5+We have been searching high and low for great guides, puzzles and instructions for teaching first aid to kids. We were a little disappointed with what we have found. But still we did find some good things and what we couldn't find we created.Subjects: first aid, children, puzzles, posters, lesson plans

    • Good Kids, Bad Habitsby RealAge, Inc. Ages: 5+How do you give kids the best shot at health and happiness? Turn bad habits into good ones! Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, RealAge's pediatric expert, shows you how.Subjects: healthy habits, diabetes, energy, emotional, assessment

    • Resources for Teaching Healthby Norman Herr, Ph.D. Ages: 14+Internet teaching resources for all areas of health. If you don't mind clicking through lots of links, this site provides access to some terrific resources.Subjects: links, science, astronomy, physics, biology

    • Kids and Chemicals - Facts and Lawsby PBS Teachers Ages: 10 - 18By the end of this activity, students will be able to: identify some of the synthetic chemicals they come in contact with during the day. reflect on alternatives to toxic home-use products...Subjects: chemicals, toxic, lesson, teaching, resource, environmental, health

    • Anatomy of the Human Bodyby Henry Gray Ages: 15+Anatomy is the branch of biology concerned with the study of body structure of various organisms, including humans. Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings - many in color - from the classic 1918 publication...Subjects: 1918, human body, muscles, organs, tissue

    • Glo Germ Ages: 18+In this age of concern over infectious diseases, security, and liability, Glo Germ is an effective tool to demonstrate hand washing, surface cleaning, hygiene, and containment techniques.Subjects: hand washing, techniques, infection, training

    • Teaching Abstinence Onlyby Tatiana Morales  Ages: 15+While some people say these programs deserve at least part of the credit for declining teen pregnancy rates, others say when it comes to teens and sex, "just say no" just doesn't work. The Early Show Correspondent Tracy Smith reports.Subjects: teaching, sexual activities, teenagers, pregnancy, George W. Bush

    • Random Thoughts of a Retired Health Teacherby Tim Olson Ages: 15+This site provides resources for health teachers and those in related health fields. This site provides resources for health teachers and those in related health fields. Health alone is victory!Subjects: health education, lectures, links, teachers

    • September is Time for Food Safety Lessonsby Susan and Steven Cohen Ages: 10+September marks the ninth annual National Food Safety Education Month. A time when many educators return from summer break to teach the lessons of safe food handling practices and how they can prevent foodborne illness.Subjects: education, celebrate, hand washing, food preparation, news release

    • Environmental Causes of Birth Defectsby Sherree L. Kassuba Ages: 14 - 18Curriculum for 9th Grade level health class including activities and lesson plans. Healthy babies are often taken for granted. People forget about the long nine months for the formation of a baby. Students especially do not realize that they have to...Subjects: genetics, embryo, fetus, vocabulary, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco

    • Can We Get Too Clean?by Millicent Bond Ages: 15+To the average consumer, soap with the ability to kill more germs seems to be more effective. But is a more powerful antibacterial soap always better? According to current research antibacterial soaps are no better than traditional soaps.Subjects: hand soap, antibacterial, hand washing, cleaning, products

    • Medical Emergencies and Childrenby Pete and Maribel Hernandez Ages: 1+Injuries, accidents and illness happen and often times they can't be avoided but parents can have the upper hand by preparing ahead of time for these medical emergencies. Here is a list of emergencies to assist parents in anticipation of the unexpected.Subjects: injuries, accidents, herbs, medicine, parental advice, medical care

    • SafeFoodby Iowa State University Extension Ages: 10+These food safety lessons were developed to provide consumers and future consumers with the tools they need to help minimize their risk from harmful pathogens in the food supply.Subjects: foodborne illness, bacteria, pathogens, danger zones, terms

    • Crohn's Diseaseby MedicineNet  Ages: 14+The symptoms of Crohn's disease can vary greatly from patient to patient. MedicineNet provides reliable doctor produced health and medical information, but does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.Subjects: disease, treatment, diagnosis, medications, anti-inflammatory

    • Rhode Island Food Safety Lessonsby Rhode Island Cooperative Extension Ages: 12+This section includes a variety of food safety curricula materials including sheets on food safety issues, community service learning concepts, and lesson plans.Subjects: hand washing, bacteria, raw meat, cleaning, temperature