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Assignment

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

 

Evaluation of Information

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?

Standard

Health and Wellbeing Standard:

Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products and services to enhance health.

Websites

BrainPOP

Animated Educational Site for Students which includes Health information.

Database Page (see tab above)

  • Click on Student & Teacher Access
  • See Username and Login information for BrainPOP

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.

Choices

Articles for students about making healthy positive decisions.

Common Sense Media

A list of books from Common Sense Media specifically geared toward middle school.

KidsHealth.org

Here's what you'll find on KidsHealth.org:

  • Doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics
  • Easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools designed to help families learn, grow, and be their best.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation's largets provide of sex education.  

 

 

Books