Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 15: Personal Care and Consumer Choices

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Lesson 1

  1. The skin is the largest organ of the body. Its jobs are to:

  2. a. Form a.shield against water.
    b. Protect the body from disease.
    c. Maintain body temperature...
    d. Allow the body to feel sensations.

  3. The three parts of the skin are the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous layer.

  4. Some of the problems that the skin can develop include:

  5. a. Acne
    b. Warts
    c. Boils
    d. Herpes Simplex
    e. Sunburn

  6. Acne breakouts can be reduced by washing your face every day, though sometimes a special medicine is necessary.

  7. Melanin is produced in the epidermis. It is the substance that gives skin its color.
Additional Resources for Teachers

Below are some additional resources on the skin and its care. Have students share stories about what has worked for them when taking care of their skin. You might also want to discuss common myths about acne and what causes it.

  1. Family Doctor:
  2. BBC:
  3. Think Quest:
  4. Skin and Health:
Lesson 5

  1. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember three-digit phone number that connects people with essential human services in their communities.

  2. When someone calls 2-1-1, specially trained specialists figure out what services are needed and provide resources and information.

  3. Many people go without services because they do not know where to start.

  4. The 2-1-1 System offers access to the following types of information and services: providers of basic human needs, physical and mental health resources, employment support, support for older Americans, children, youths, families, and people with disabilities, and information on volunteer opportunities.

  5. The 2-1-1 System helps people and their communities get access to critical resources and information when a disaster occurs.

Additional Resources for Teachers

Below are additional resources to help students find and explore the resources in their community.

  1. CDC – Healthy Youth:
  2. Helping America 's Youth:
  3. Teen Ink:
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