Health and Hygiene

General Information
NAME: Amy Mark
SCHOOL: H.C. Mines Intermediate School, Howland Local Schools
WORKSHOP LOCATION: Kent State University
TITLE OF COMPANION ACTION PLAN: Health and Hygiene Action Plan
GRADE LEVEL: 4th grade
SPECIFIC TOPIC: Personal Health Care and Hygiene

Content Information
BRIEF SUMMARY: Personal health and grooming is part of the course of study for fourth grade. Students at this age need extra guidance in the area of personal hygiene and grooming with the approach of puberty. This content pathfinder focuses on the prevention of infection and how to keep personal appearance neat and clean.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Health--Juvenile Literature, Hygiene--Juvenile Literature

Non-Fiction Books
Brush well: a look at dental care. Bagley, Katie. Mankato, MN: Bridgestone, 2002.
Clean and healthy. Royston, Angela. Des Plaines, IL: Heinemann Library, 2000.
Health and hygiene. Baldwin, Dorothy. Vero Beach, FL: Rourke, 1987.
Hygiene and your health. Powell, Jillian. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1998.
I know how we fight germs. Rowan, Kate. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1999.
Keep clean: a look at hygiene. Bagley, Katie. Mankato, MN: Bridgestone, 2002.
Sleep well: why do you need to rest? Feeney, Kathy. Mankato, MN: Bridgestone, 2002.
Splish! Splosh! Why do we wash? Lobb, Janice. New York: Kingfisher, 2000.
Staying healthy. McGinty, Alice B. New York: PowerKids Press, 1997.
What you never knew about tubs, toilets, and showers. Lauber, Patricia. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001.

All about health and hygiene. Schlessinger Media, 2001.
Clean kids. Marshfilm Enterprises, 1999.
Feeling good with good hygiene. Rainbow Educational Media, 1998.
Staying will with Harv and Marv. Alfred Higgins Productions, 1983.

Web Sites
Check out these great web sites!
Centers for Disease Control
Galaxy H
Infection Detection Protection by the American Museum of Natural History
Kids Health

Magazine Articles
Read more about keeping yourself clean and healthy!
All Washed up. By: Kuehn, Susan. U+S+ Kids, Jun2002, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p30, 2p; Reading Level (Lexile): 900; (AN 6679358)
RAISING A STINK. By: Price, Debbie M.. Boys' Life, May2001, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p9, 1p; Reading Level (Lexile): 880; (AN 4663316)
Soap it up. By: Barish, Amy O.. U+S+ Kids, Mar98, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p28, 3p, 3c; Reading Level (Lexile): 700; (AN 234100)
what's that smell? By: Riccio, Nina. Current Health 2, Sep2003, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p25, 3p, 2c; Reading Level (Lexile): 920; (AN 12592448)
WHAT'S THAT SMELL? OH, NO--IT'S ME! By: Relos, Mariana. Current Health 1, Feb2002, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p14, 3p; Reading Level (Lexile): 840; (AN 6219161)