Human Growth and Sexuality
Evaluating Health Sources
Evaluation Form - Make and copy and add your name at the beginning
1. Brainstorm typical puberty questions
2. Enter your typical puberty question into two websites from the bank of websites given to you by your teacher. Evaluate which one you find the most helpful in answering your question.
3. Do the same with two books.
4. Write to a friend recommended the most reliable, accurate and helpful website or book. Give 5 specific reasons why you think it's valid and why it would appeal to a teen
How do I know if this is a good source to use?
Use the ACCES Model to Evaluation Information
Is it Accurate?
Is it Credible?
Is it Current?
Is it Easy to use and access?
What Situations is it best used in?
Are claims or information Supported?
Health and Wellbeing Standard:
Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products and services to enhance health.
Animated Educational Site for Students which includes Health information.
Database Page (see tab above)
CDC Healthy Schools - BAM (Body and Mind)
CDC Healthy Schools works with states, school systems, communities, and national partners to prevent chronic disease and promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents in schools.
Articles for students about making healthy positive decisions.
A list of books from Common Sense Media specifically geared toward middle school.