Practical Sun and UV at School teaching resources from The Cancer Institute NSW.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and statistics show that melanoma is the most common cancer affecting young Australians aged 15–to 24. The good news is that skin cancer is highly preventable.
The Sun and UV at School Skin Cancer Resources assist primary and secondary school students to make healthy, safe, and proactive choices regarding sun protection to reduce their risk of skin cancer into the future.
Ready-to-use resources for K-10 teachers
Developed by the Cancer Institute NSW, the evidence-based resources were strategically developed in consultation with the NSW Department of Education and other education and health sector representatives.
They offer teachers a set of flexible classroom materials that align with the outcomes, objectives, skills and content of both the NSW PDHPE and Science syllabuses for years K to 10. They are also linked to the Australian Curriculum, where relevant.
Ready-to-use, the resources allow maximum flexibility to fit different teaching styles, student needs and learning environments. They include:
- complete units of work
- individual lessons
- links to data repositories
- grab-and-go activities.
8 November 2021
Inquiry-based learning and a strengths-based approach can bring skin cancer prevention to life to NSW students.
Check out this webinar – resource authors Simon Board and Amy Ayres discuss their development and use.