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Teaching Environmental Health to Children

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Hursh, D.W., Martina, C.A., Davis, H.B., Trush, M.A.

2011, X, 93 p. 3 illus., 2 illus. in color.

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  • Provides educators with key concepts in learning about environmental health
  • Features exemplary lessons regarding air and water pollution, heavy metals, and food
  • Helps educators to adapt these pedagogical approaches to issues in their own communities

Every day we are exposed to toxins and toxicants that can impact our health.  Yet we rarely teach elementary and secondary students about these exposures and how they can reduce their risk to them.  In this book we highlight activities and curriculum developed at nine universities in the United States from a grant funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.  Our goal is to extend these lessons to a global audience and for classroom teachers of all subjects and age levels to include environmental health in their teaching. 

‘An invaluable tool for equipping informed citizens to think about the environment and its human impacts --both the science, and equally important, the social and ethical dimensions’ , Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr. P.H., Dean, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Curriculum - Environmental health - Interdisciplinary - Teaching environmental justice - Toxins and toxicants

Related subjects » Education & Language - Environmental Health & Public Health - Medicine - Public Health

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Environmental Health as an Interdisciplinary Subject

Chapter 2: The Science of Environmental Public Health

Chapter 3: Environmental Health Curriculum

Chapter 4: Working for Environmental Justice through Environmental Health

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