What the Health! A Literacy and Health Resource for Youth (2000)

This curriculum resource includes 10 lessons designed to help teenagers gain awareness of health issues and, at the same time, develop their literacy skills. Topics covered include feelings; safer sex; self esteem; drug abuse; drinking; smoking; prejudice; safe environments; homelessness; and healthy eating.

Each lesson includes a number of stories, developed by young people and written in clear language, as well as a variety of learning activities and discussion questions.

The stories deal with realistic problems faced by young people. For example, one story in the lesson on feelings is about a 15-year-old girl trying to cope with the breakup of her parents’ marriage while the other focuses on a young man whose cheerful manner masks his struggle with depression.

The authors have included suggestions for promoting health among young people; tips for working with young people who have low literacy skills; and a list of resources for further information on a variety of health issues.

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Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA). What the Health! A Literacy and Health Resource for Youth 2000. Web. 26 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/cpha/what_the_health/what_the_health.pdf>
Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) (2000). What the Health! A Literacy and Health Resource for Youth. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/cpha/what_the_health/what_the_health.pdf
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