Stress: The Bigger Picture
Curriculum type: Lesson
Academic subject areas: Career-Technical Education; History/Social Sciences
States' Career Clusters: Education & Training; Health Science; Human Services
California Industry sector(s): Education, Child Development, and Family Services; Health Science and Medical Technology; Public Services
Duration: 2 class periods of 50 minutes
Grade Target: All
Level of Expertise for CTE: All
Targeted Support Material: English Language Learners (ELL)
Source: Web Site Credit: Catherine Hartman and Cora Chen, ESL Instructors at City College of SF, for KQED
Curriculum Link: http://www.kqed.org/education/educators/health-education-resources.jsp
Language 911: A Health Literacy Curriculum for ESOL Students. In this lesson, students consider the social and economic causes of stress as well as the health implications of living with stress.
Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives
At the end of the session, students will be able to: • Discuss the social factors that impact ill-health. • Examine the health implications of stress arising from specific situations. • Read, interpret and analyze short paragraphs on health inequality. • Learn new health related vocabulary.
This curriculum aims to have students gain an understanding of how they can try to control the amount of stress in their lives and live a healthier life as a result.
Instructional Materials Needed
• Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? (DVD); video clips and resources available at www.unnaturalcauses.org
Instructional Materials Provided
Complete lesson plans and worksheets, plus links for additional resources.