Environmental Health Interdisciplinary Curriculum for High School Learning

Promoting Understanding and Learning for Society (PULSE)Pulse

 

PULSE is a nine-unit curriculum that teaches environmental health and biomedical issues across the curriculum, in science, social studies, math, and language arts

Students learn how arsenic gets into the drinking water and about the dangers of exposure to people living in affected regions.

Students learn how city development, air movement & air quality all contribute to respiratory illnesses.

Students explore disease & its relationship to literature & the movement of people, trade & epidemics during the medieval period.

Students investigate how revolutions, conflict, change, and resource management have impacted human health.

Students develop an understanding of basic environmental toxicology while addressing basic chemical and physical properties of substances.

Students read research of environmental health scientists & do speeches concerning community based health related issues.

Students simulate an energy task force meeting, which includes environmental health factors as a primary consideration.

Students use understandings of impact of the environment on human health gained in the physical sciences and other science classes to present a moot court case.

Using the issue of skin cancer, students learn about the role of government oversight in clinical studies.