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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, November 30, 2023


Asthma is one of the leading health problems among Virgin Islands children and a major cause of death. It behooves all Virgin Islanders to learn as much as possible concerning this sometimes fatal problem.
The National Asthma Education Program, National Institute of Health has produced an "Asthma Awareness Curriculum for the Elementary Classroom." This spiral-bound booklet contains two 30-minute lessons for children in grades K-3 and 4-6. The lessons teach students what asthma is all about, helping them understand and accept this most debilitating condition. Furthermore, it explains, when appropriate, how to assist their friends with asthma.
The 58-page booklet contains math, art, and language activities; reproducible games and puzzles; art for flash cards; complete with pre and post tests to help teachers gauge their students' progress.
One may purchase printed copies of this publication from the National Heart Lung Blood Institute Information Center specifying Order Number 2894. The Internet address is http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/nhlbi/lung/asthma/prof/school/contents.htm Or one can write for more information to:
National Asthma Education Program Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, Maryland 20824-0105

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