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Title: Healthy Beginnings: Lead Safe Families

URL: http://www.epa.gov/region01/eco/lead/

Abstract: The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified lead poisoning as one of the most common toxicological hazards facing young children in the United States. Most homes built before 1978 have paint with lead, and children living in these homes are at risk for ingesting and/or absorbing lead from paint dust, tap water, and soil. Families for which English is a second language are vulnerable because so many of them live in older homes. This is a free ESL curriculum on how to prevent lead poisoning in the home.

This versatile, field-tested curriculum is accompanied by a teacher's guide that includes a glossary translated into eight languages: Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Khmer, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Health Beginnings units may be used sequentially, combined with other materials, or taught individually. Students can keep the units together in a notebook for home practice and share them with family members and neighbors. Everything is available as a PDF including the 95-page multi-lanuage glossary, 6 lessons for beginners and 9 lessons for intermediate students.

Source: US EPA

Resource Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Language Options

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