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Lesson: Personal Hygiene


Author: Traci Tuttle
Subject Area: Other
Grade Level: 4 - 6

Introduction

In following lesson you will be able to answer the following questions. Why is it important to have good hygiene? What are the benefits of having good hygiene?

Goals

Students will understand the health and social benefits of good hygiene.

Directions

In this lesson you will be exploring the reasons to have good hygiene habits and how to develop them. Begin by reviewing the vocabulary terms you may see in this lesson. Be sure to use the dictionary tool if you find a word you don't know. Start by reviewing the basics of good hygiene and taking the short hygiene quiz.


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Title: Hygiene Basics URL: http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/hygiene_basics.html
Directions: Review the hygiene basics site to familiarize yourself with a few of the topics we will be exploring.


Title: Hygiene Quiz URL: http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/9Jup6Dh/Personal-Hygiene
Directions: Take this hygiene quiz to assess your prior knowledge on the topic.


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Vocabulary Builder Vocabulary


Message:
Vocabulary Words:
lavatory another word for bathroom
hygiene a set of practices to maintain a healthy lifestyle
puberty the body's change into adulthood; includes significant hormonal changes
acne inflammation of the skin caused by build-up of oil and dirt in the pores


Activity: Healthy Skin


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Goals

What are the benefits of having healthy skin? List three ways you can prevent acne. What are the most common mistakes people make when trying to maintain healthy skin?

Directions

Read the selected text and WRITE any QUESTIONS you have on keeping healthy skin?



Activity: Taking Care of Your Body


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Goals

What are the social benefits of good personal hygiene?

Directions

Read the information on the website and SUMMARIZE the social benefits of good hygiene.



Activity: Healthy Skin


URL URL 


Goals

What are the benefits of having healthy skin? What are the most common mistakes people make while trying to maintain healthy skin? List three ways you can maintain healthy skin?

Directions

Read the selected text and WRITE at least one QUESTION on keeping healthy skin.




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