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One Health Education Resources

 

One Health is an integrated concept of health and well-being that gives consideration of and combines knowledge and input from many different stakeholders to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and our environment.

One Health can be meaningful for everyone.  It is about developing a relationship with our world that leads to a more sustainable, empathetic and healthy existence for all living creatures and the planet itself. 

 

One Health can provide the conceptual basis for a curriculum that can teach young people how to look beyond immediate results and to ask complex questions while seeking a deeper understanding of integrated problem solving that preserves the health of an entire system.   The One Health Education Task Force is working to make available K-12 (primary/secondary) curriculum materials  that emphasize the One Health approach. This methodology can be applied to nearly any discipline from STEM to the humanities and can be used to bridge disciplines when working through a  complex issue. 

Teachers (K-12 and beyond) will find that incorporation of the One Health concept into curricula supports not only meeting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in individual content areas, but can deepen student learning through critical thinking and cross curricular real world application.

Follow the links below to find materials for your classroom. More materials will be added as they are developed or become available over time. These lessons are available only in English so far.  Let us know if you would like to help us adapt them to your native language.

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Early Education

 

Basic Guide for developing Primary-Secondary

(K-12) One Health lessons

Primary, Seconday, K-12 One Health Education

Lessons and Resources

Example One Health lessons: The One Health Education-US team presented these three teacher workshops at the US National Science Teaching Association in July, 2018

Elementary/Primary School
The Web of Life: 
One Health Interconnections of 
Pets, People, and the Environment

 Lesson Plan Overview (pdf)
 Lesson Plan Overview, (Word)
 Classroom teaching slides (power point)

Middle School
 

Solve the One Health Mystery

Lesson Plan Overview (pdf)

High/Secondary School
Discover the Interconnectedness 
of Human Sustainability and Earth’s 
Ecosystems with One Health!

Lesson Plan Overview (Word doc)
Lesson Plan Overview (pdf)
Classroom Lesson slides (pdf ppt)

Additional Resources for Early Education Teachers

Explore the U.S. CDC Science Ambassador Fellowships for Middle and High School Teachers and

its Public Health Educational Activities that Primary and Secondary K-12 Teachers can take into their classrooms.

View webinar recording: Bringing One Health into K-12 Classrooms, A ‘How To’ for non-teachers. Click 'Register' to start the recording.

Visit the Earth Charter International Center for Education for Sustainable Development

 

Higher Education 

 

Find higher level One Health education programs:

 

Visit the Online One Health Library for more Educational Resources

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