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Language 911 — A Health Literacy Curriculum
Curriculum modules are designed for ESL teachers in colleges and adult schools. They target intermediate to high-level ESL students and are also appropriate for secondary education teachers working on health education programs.

Download the entire Language 911 Guide (PDF)


Food Pyramids: What We Eat and Who We Are
Students record what they are eating, compare cultural values of healthy nutrition and evaluate the recommendations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a guide to eating healthily.

Lesson Plan
Food Pyramids: What We Eat and Who We Are (PDF)

Video Clip Illustrating Themes Explored in the Lesson
Unnatural Causes: Becoming American

Additional Lesson Resources
QUEST: Eat Less, Live Longer? (Video)
Health Dialogues: Immigrant Health (Audio)
Health Dialogues: Back to School, Childhood Nutrition (Audio)
Health Dialogues: Food Safety (Audio)


Living in the United States: Is It Good for Our Health?
Students explore the social conditions and lifestyle choices that impact health in the United States.

Lesson Plan
Living in the United States: Is It Good for Our Health? (PDF)

Video Clip Illustrating Themes Explored in the Lesson
Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and In Wealth (Video)

Additional Lesson Resource
QUEST: Eat Less, Live Longer? (Video)


This Place Matters: The Impact of Neighborhood on Health
Students analyze the effects of neighborhoods on the health of those who reside in them. Why is it that place matters?

Lesson Plan
This Place Matters: The Impact of Neighborhood on Health (PDF)

Video Clips Illustrating Themes Explored in the Lesson
Unnatural Causes: Richmond California Struggles for Clean Air

Unnatural Causes: Louisville’s Rubbertown Fights against Toxic Emissions

Unnatural Causes: Disadvantaged Neighborhoods and Health (below)

Additional Lesson Resource
QUEST: Relaxing the Rules on Toxics Reporting (Audio)


Stress: The Bigger Picture
Students consider the social and economic causes of stress as well as the health implications of living with stress.

Lesson Plan
Stress: The Bigger Picture (PDF)

Video Clip Illustrating Themes Explored in the Lesson

Unnatural Causes: How Unemployment Affects Families


Stress: Taking Control
Students consider the health implications of living with stress and devise an action plan for reducing stress in their lives.

Lesson Plan
Stress: Taking Control (PDF)


Exploring Addiction
Students learn about the nature of drug and alcohol addiction and explore the issues in a broader social context.

Lesson Plan
Exploring Addiction (PDF)

Additional Lesson Resources
Health Dialogues: Addiction (Audio)


Talking About Medicines
Students compare common remedies used in different cultures and reflect on how they have changed medical treatments since coming to the U.S.

Lesson Plan
Talking About Medicines (PDF)

Additional Lesson Resource
QUEST: Reporter’s Notes: Drugs In Our Drinking Water