A Survival Guide To...Your Body Right Now!
► Ready to tackle this uncomfortable topic? This Ideabook blog post from Choices teacher-advisor Amy Lauren Smith--a 6th to 8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher’s Guide each month--will help you handle these lessons calmly and gracefully.
► If you'd like to delve further into hygiene after reading the Choices article, these basic tips may come in handy.
► Don't forget about the teeth! This article outlines a few dental hygiene tips to make sure teens keep their smile healthy.
► Acne can be a struggle for teens. This Choices article will debunk some of the common myths associated with the pesky problem, and help teens understand the best ways to take care of their skin.
► Our story, Are You Googling Yourself Sick? will help your students know where to get accurate health information when they’re looking for answers to puberty questions. (Psst. Use this in conjunction with our EVALUATING HEALTH SOURCES worksheet!)
► Puberty discussions in the classroom can be difficult for teens—but sometimes it's even more difficult for their parents! This resource on our Ideabook blog will help you navigate this potentially awkward topic with both parents and teens.
► If you are interested in teaching teens about reproductive health, this e-learning module from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health can be a helpful resource.