A healthy lifestyle can impacts performance in school, social life, and long term wellness. the.Medic provides both an explanation of health issues and real world examples of the impact of making healthy choices at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/thenews/themedic/. Each segment is accompanied by a lesson plan and transcript which are available for download here.
These units on Global Health were created during the 2007-08 school year. They are aligned with Washington State assessment requirements (Classroom Based Assessments - CBA's), but will be useful to anyone teaching about current issues involving Global Health and the world.