Teacher guide Staying healthy

TLF ID M013707

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about people's health in different parts of the world. It includes sections on factors that contribute to good and poor health; countries affected by malaria; health problems caused by dehydration; strategies for improving health and hygiene; ways to maintain hygienic practices; and factors that contribute to high mortality rates in different countries. The section on dehydration includes the preparation of an oral rehydration solution and the section on hygiene includes information on the Tippy Tap, a device designed to encourage hand washing in areas with limited water supplies. The resource includes links to images and information, photos, maps, a video and a case study to engage students in processing, analysing and interpreting geographical data and information.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the year 5 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant for content descriptions about the influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place. The section on countries affected by malaria and factors affecting health, such as climate, is useful here.
  • This is a valuable resource for the year 6 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant for content descriptions about the major countries of the Asia region and their diversity in relation to health; and to content descriptions about the connections Australia has with other countries, and the changes these connections are making to places. The section on countries that are affected by malaria and the images and video are useful here.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standards for years 5 and 6 geography. In year 5 it assists them to describe the environmental and human characteristics of places and in year 6 it assists them to describe the diverse human characteristics of a range of places.
  • The resource is relevant to the cross-curriculum priority Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, particularly the organising idea that interrelationships between humans and the diverse environments in Asia shape the region and have global implications.
  • The resource is also relevant to the Intercultural understanding general capability. The activities involving images, video, preparation of the oral rehydration solution and the Tippy Tap in conjunction with the maps, statistics and case study encourage an increased understanding of the factors affecting people's health in different parts of the world.
Year level

5; 6

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: AusAID
  • Organization: AusAID
  • Description: Creator
  • URL: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://australia.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Image
  • Text
  • Video
Rights
  • © 2012 Commonwealth of Australia. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Australia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 AU) licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/au.