Good Skin Knowledge: Lesson plans and activities
Good Skin Knowledge youth education
Welcome to the American Academy of Dermatology’s youth education program, Good Skin Knowledge. The goal is to teach young people the facts about common skin, hair, and nail conditions. Misunderstanding can lead to teasing and bullying, which is associated with anxiety and depression. Good Skin Knowledge helps combat this by providing free resources to educators.
These fun, easy-to-use lesson plans teach children important lessons about skin health and help build self-confidence about their skin. These free resources are designed to be easily implemented in a variety of settings for children 8-13 years old. Lesson plan teaching modules include daily skin care, sun safety, healthy hair and nails, and more. Each module includes a detailed lesson plan, accompanying handouts, pop quizzes, worksheets, and a coordinated activity.
Good Skin Knowledge lesson plan library
Lesson focuses on hand, skin and face washing, showering, shaving, and sunscreen essentials.
Lesson focuses on preventing the spread of germs, warts, fungi, and lice.
Lesson focuses on identifying poisonous/non-poisonous bugs and plants and when to get help.
Lesson focuses on protecting skin, hair, and eyes from the sun, including why everyone needs sunscreen.
Lesson focuses on embracing yourself and loving yourself as you are, helping others, and self-esteem.
Lesson focuses on what eczema is, what causes it, how it is treated, and how to help someone with the condition.
Lesson focuses on what psoriasis is, what causes it, how it is treated, and how to help someone with the condition.
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Your support of Good Skin Knowledge makes an impact on children in your community. Learn more about the impact of this youth education campaign by reading these stories.