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Oregon AWARE partners with educators and childcare providers to help students and their families have a better understanding of basic disease prevention, appropriate antibiotic use and how they can avoid antibiotic resistance.

Assistance to educators and child care is available in the form of health educator guest speakers (contact us to request a guest presentation) and age-specific learning materials. We serve the entire State of Oregon with our health messages.

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High School Biology/Health Curriculum

The curriculum below is available free of charge to teachers and other educators. If you would like to request an AWARE health educator come to your classroom/school and present this information to your students/teachers, please contact us at oregon.aware@state.or.us

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Some of these materials are password-protected. Please send an email to oregon.aware@state.or.us to register to use the materials. Include your name and the name of your school or organization in the email.

  • After you register, you will get an email with details on how to access the password-protected curriculum.
  • Your registration information will only be used by the AWARE program for collecting feedback on our lesson plans and to help us improve the curriculum for the future.  

How to Use the Curriculum

  • This curriculum is designed for 9th and 10th grade students.
  • The curriculum consists of two 45 to 60 minute modules.
  • All training materials below are available for free download.

 

Module 1: Bacteria and Antibiotics  

Module 1

Module 1 Materials

Module 2: Antibiotic Resistance

Module 2 Module 2 Materials

Module 1 & 2 Materials

Antibiotics & You (Grades 4-6)

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Oregon AWARE is pleased to offer Oregon schools and educators, for grades 4 - 6, the Antibiotics and You course. This program provides educators with the training and materials to teach a one-hour healthy living lesson focused on judicious use of antibiotics and ways to avoid contracting a viral infection.  The coalition has found that the most effective way to disseminate this valuable information is to have an AWARE trainer come to the school or district office and give a group of educators the tools to integrate the course into their curriculum. However, educators can request a trained speaker to give the class.

  • Antibiotics and You class is interactive, entertaining and helps build a foundation of understanding when antibiotics are necessary, and when they are not. The class includes lesson plans and teaching material that reinforces the speaker's instruction.

Students will learn

  • The difference between viruses and bacteria
  • How germs spread and what children can do to stay healthy
  • How antibiotics work and when they are effective
  • What one can do to prevent antibiotic resistance
  • How to preserve our antibiotic lifeline 

Material provided includes  


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Also available: Germs - Viruses & Bacteria Activity Kit
An 8-page booklet of coloring sheets and games that teaches children and their parents about antibiotic resistance. Suitable for grades 4 - 6.

 

 

Do Bugs Need Drugs? (Grades K-3)

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Do Bugs Need Drugs? is an interactive and entertaining community education program for children, grades K - 3, that is about hand washing and responsible use of antibiotics. An Oregon AWARE trainer will come to the school or district office and give educators the training and materials to integrate this course into their curriculum. However, educators can request a trained speaker to give the class. 

To learn more, visit Do Bugs Need Drugs? 


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Children's Antibiotic Resistance Activity Kit
An 8-page booklet of coloring sheets and games that teaches children and their parents about antibiotic resistance. Suitable for grades K - 3. Size 8.5" x 11".

 

Down With Superbugs

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Antibiotic resistance presentation geared towards lay audiences.

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