This is a free, new, standards-based mobile-app curriculum that has been designed to be more interesting and motivating to students by framing academic content in terms that are close to them: namely, their own health. The term “One Health” refers to the biological reality that humans and animals share the same biology and many of the same diseases. Almost everything that has been discovered about human medicine was first discovered in research on animals, and many applications have been made in both human and veterinary medicine. One Health also includes environmental effects on the health of animals and humans.
We also wanted to package the learning activities as an app that students could run on cell phones and tablets.
Curriculum Modules & Access Methods for Teachers
Modules can be accessed via:
Our Learning Management System (LMS)*
Our Viewer – see the whole package without management or feedback
Our Conventional Website – see individual parts without management or feedback
LMS* = LMS is a software that enables the creation, delivery, and management (administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and automation) of lessons, courses, quizzes, and other training materials. Teachers can monitor student’s time on each task. Use of our LMS is free to teachers and home schooling parents/instructors, but registration is required. The lessons are available on any computing device using Chrome or Firefox web browsers and mobile devices.
The following modules are in development and will be added as they are completed: Pollution/Hazards, Zoonotic Diseases, and Biology II Growth.
Each module has a motivating tool kit of enrichment learning activities. The learner can select the order in which many of the activities are completed. Each module has the following integrated learning activities:
- Essential Knowledge
Slide show of academic content that meets Texas Knowledge and Skills Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
- Backpack Adventures
Science fiction story based on each module’s theme about a time-traveling group of middle-school students.
- Meet the Scientist
Short biography of a research pioneer in the topic area.
- Scientist Video Presentation
Video on the topic from a scientist.
- Real Science Review
Published research report that we re-wrote at middle-school grade level. Students conduct a simulated peer review, just as real scientists do with real science.
- Make a Note of That
Advice to help students organize notes on the academic content.
Mnemonic advice to help students remember the information presented in the various learning activities. Engaging digital games to reinforce learning of essential knowledge.
- Show What You Know
Pre- and post-tests of essential knowledge.
- Teacher Guide
An overall lesson plan of the module including TEKS/NGSS, background information, required resources, as well as classroom activities in which teachers can utilize to guide there students through the module.