WHAT EVERY KID SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LYME DISEASE:
THE LRA SCHOOL CURRICULUM
The School Curriculum educates children about tick-borne diseases, offering grades K, 3, 6 and 9 age-specific modules with corresponding goals, activities and measurable guidelines. Includes tick awareness, prevention tips, proper tick removal, and the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.
First designed for use in elementary school (grades K and 3), middle school (grade 6) and high school (grade 9), the Curriculum may be used as a self-study program, or as a teacher’s guide that can be printed out for use in the classroom. The K and 3rd grade programs focus on what ticks look like, where they live, and what to do if you find a tick, with activities designed to ensure understanding of the material. The 6th grade program introduces more sophisticated concepts of prevention; and the 9th grade program adds a discussion of the psychological, emotional and social ramifications of Lyme disease. Also available for download are two DVDs: Lyme Disease, A Guide to Prevention; and Living the Lyme Life in which teenagers with Lyme disease discuss the realities of Lyme and their experiences in living with the disease.
Our hope is that education will prevent Lyme disease in those who are well, and promote empathy, understanding and compassion for those who are struggling to overcome their illness.
Kindergarten Curriculum - Click here Tick recognition, where ticks live, and what to do if you find a tick
Third Grade Curriculum - Click here Tick recognition, where ticks live, and what to do if you find a tick
Sixth Grade Curriculum - Click here Tick recognition and prevention
Ninth Grade Curriculum - Click here In addition to K-6 material, includes the psychological, emotional and social ramifications of Lyme disease
Nurse’s Packet - Click here Briefing on Lyme for the school and camp nursing staff