Hygiene Heroes Materials

 

By Topic. 1

germG1) Handwashing. 2

2) Safe water 3

3) Sanitation. 4

4) Preventing colds and flu. 5

5) Malaria. 6

6) Other topics. 7   

By type of Activity or Story. 8

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Board game. 8

Class participation stories. 8

Early readers (very short stories with only a few dozen words) 8

Comic book. 8

Illustrated stories. 8

Stories. 8

3-panel comics. 9

Scripts. 9

Video. 9

 

 Note: Please contact David Levine if you would like to edit or translate any of these stories and I can usually provide Word or PowerPoint versions.

 

 

1) Handwashing

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·       Unit 1: Handwashing

·       Teacher training for Unit 1: Handwashing

Stories

·       Gerry the Germ goes to School: Comic book

·       Gerry the Germ goes to School: Class participation story (for ages 3-6)

·       Birbal gets in Trouble, illustrated by Jacqueline Zhou:  Illustrated story

·       The Bully: Three-panel comic

·       The Robot: Short comic by Sibusisiwe V. Mukwakwami and David Levine

·       Happy Hands (early reader) Illustrations by Kelly Chang Lee

Skit

·       The Robot, by Sibusisiwe V. Mukwakwami: Script for a short skit

Videos

·        The Robot short handwashing video

·        Birbal gets in Trouble handwashing video

Hygiene with Chhota Bheem

·        Our partners at Emerson College’s Engagement Lab have a handwashing and safe sanitation curriculum using the very popular cartoon characters of Chhota Bheem and his friends. 

Resources on Handwashing


 

2) Safe water

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·       Unit 2: Safe Water

Stories

·       The Monkey Prince, with Echo Yupan Lu, illustrated by Nazia Rahman: Illustrated story

·       Gerry the Germ gets Wet, with Benji Levine, illustrated by Jennifer Kotler: Illustrated story

Video

Safe water resources


 

3) Safe Sanitation

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·       Unit 3: Sanitation

Stories

·       Gerry the Germ, with Benji Levine, illustrated by Jennifer Kotler: Illustrated story

Board game

·       Grandma wants you to eat cookies, illustrated by Bernadette Justine McVerry

Sanitation resources

 


 

4) Preventing colds and flu

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·       Unit 4: Preventing colds and flu

Story

·       The Return of Gerry the Germ, with Echo Yupan Lu, illustrated by Charlotte Passot: Illustrated story

Preventing cold & flu resources  


 

5) Malaria

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·       Unit 5: Avoiding malaria

Stories

·       My Castle, by Katie Holmes: Illustrated story

·       Baby Sleeps: An early reader about anti-mosquito bed nets

·       Womb with a View: 3-panel comics, one of which is on the importance of bednets when pregnant

Play

·       General Trouble gets Sprayed: A script for street theater about indoor residual spraying

Preventing malaria resources

 


 

6) Other topics

http://hygieneheroes.berkeley.edu/curriculum/stories/womb.pngMenstrual hygiene

·       The Red Fairy, by Rawan AbuShaban (story for ages 11-15, 2000 words)

Dental hygiene

·       The Sad Tooth: An early reader about brushing teeth

Traffic safety

·       Munching  Maruti, with Padma Priya: Short story

Antenatal care

·       Womb with a View: several 3-panel comics strips


 

By type of Activity or Story

Curriculum

·       Unit 1: Handwashing

·       Unit 2: Safe Water

·       Unit 3: Sanitation

·       Unit 4: Preventing colds and flu

·       Unit 5: Avoiding malaria

Each unit contain vivid demonstrations, experiments, class participation stories, games, activities for students to do with their families (to spread safe behaviors home), and so forth.

Board game

·       Grandma wants you to eat cookies, illustrated by Bernadette Justine McVerry: water, sanitation and hygiene

Class participation stories

·       Gerry the Germ goes to School:  handwashing, for ages 3-6

·       Munching  Maruti, with Padma Priya: Traffic safety 

Early readers (very short stories with only a few dozen words)

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·       Happy Hands: An early reader about handwashing with soap. Illustrations by Kelly Chang Lee

·        Baby Sleeps: An early reader about anti-mosquito bed nets

·       The Sad Tooth: An early reader about brushing teeth

Comic book

·       Gerry the Germ goes to School: Handwashing

Illustrated stories

·       http://hygieneheroes.berkeley.edu/curriculum/stories/castle.pngBirbal gets in Trouble, illustrated by Jacqueline Zhou: Handwashing

·       The Monkey Prince, with Echo Yupan Lu, illustrated by Nazia Rahman: Safe water

·       Gerry the Germ gets Wet, with Benji Levine, illustrated by Jennifer Kotler: Safe water

·       Gerry the Germ, with Benji Levine, illustrated by Jennifer Kotler: Safe water, sanitation and hygiene

·       The Return of Gerry the Germ, with Echo Yupan Lu, illustrated by Charlotte Passot: Preventing colds and flu

·       My Castle, by Katie Holmes:  Bednets against malaria

Stories

·       Munching  Maruti, with Padma Priya: Traffic safety

·       The Red Fairy, by Rawan AbuShaban: Menstrual hygiene

3-panel comics

·       The Bully: Handwashing

·       Womb with a View: Antenatal care

Scripts

·       General Trouble gets Sprayed: Indoor residual spraying against malaria

·       The Robot, by Sibusisiwe V. Mukwakwami: Handwashing

Video