Cure4Kids for Kids ~ Clarity on Cancer

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments 

Whilst we were at the Lausanne Learning Institute, in Memphis, back in July, it was good to meet up with Kate Ayers, who, as part of the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, the International Outreach Program has helped create the St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program (also known as Cure4Kids for Kids).

The program is intended to help children, their parents, and teachers understand the basic science and treatment of cancer.

With culturally sensitive and age-appropriate content, the program is designed to dispel common misconceptions about childhood cancer, promote healthy habits in children that could prevent the development of adult cancer, and increase children’s overall interest in science and health careers. St. Jude works to implement this program free of charge.

With a combination of cartoon-like graphics and real photographs, What Are Cells?, What IsĀ  Cancer?, and What Is Healthy Living? explain that cells, the basic units of life, grow and divide in a controlled way to replace old cells and help things grow.

A variety of activities have been designed for students to explore and discover more about the topics first-hand. They can compare and contrast healthy and unhealthy skin and lung tissue under the microscope as they practice making observations and inferences. An art activity helps students develop empathy for cancer patients of any age. A scavenger hunt, song, and placemat all help students learn about avoiding tobacco, using sun protection, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular physical activity.

The interactive website extends the experience beyond the classroom so students can continue to learn about cancer and healthy living wherever they go.

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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