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Lesson 1: Public Health and Cities


This lesson introduces students to the module about public health by getting them to consider what does it means for a country, city or neighborhood to be healthy", what factors impact the health of people and what unique challenges do cities face in terms of public health. The goal of the lesson is to get students to brainstorm ideas and begin to start thinking about this topic. The concepts in this lesson will be revisited throughout the module. Students analyze public health data from across the world. These data sets are used to introduce the driving question for the module - How can I make my neighborhood a healthier place to live? Before looking at their specific neighborhood, this lesson has students consider what it means to be "healthy" and what factors impact health from an international perspective."