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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published guidelines to encourage schools to implement a comprehensive approach to reducing sun exposure and preventing skin cancer. The World Health Organization's Global UV Project and Global School Health Initiative also have produced guidelines entitled, "Sun Protection - An Essential Element of a Health-Promoting School". Another great resource for promoting sun safety to students is Sun Safety for Kids, an organization that provides information for school administrators to use in developing sun safety programs for the purpose of protecting children from the cancer-causing effects of sun exposure.

The second edition of the Sunny Days Healthy Ways curriculum has been developed to account for Common Core standards. Each grade includes a matrix of how what Common Core standards are addressed in the lessons.


Sources are provided below for extended reading and literature review:

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5104a1.htm

Comprehensive Cancer Control: Engaging Schools and Education Partners in Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention; Sun Safety for America’s Youth Toolkit. www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/what_cdc_is_doing/toolkit.htm

Shade Planning for America’s Schools www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/pdf/shade_planning.pdf

What You Can Do www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/pdf/sunsafety_v0908.pdf


Resources specific to teaching children about skin color and diversity:

Husband, T. (2012). ‘‘I don’t see color’’: Challenging assumptions about discussing race with young children. Early Childhood Education Journal, 39, 365-371.

Husband, T. (2012). ‘‘I don’t see color’’: Challenging assumptions about discussing race with young children. Early Childhood Education Journal, 39, 365-371.

Teaching Diversity: A Place to Begin


Research to test effectiveness of the original curriculum:

Buller DB, Buller MK, Beach B, Ertl G (1996). Sunny Days, Healthy Ways: Evaluation of a skin cancer prevention curriculum for elementary school-aged children. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, (35) 911-922.

Buller DB, Taylor, Buller MK, Powers, Maloy J, Beach (2006). Evaluation of the Sunny Days, Health Ways sun safety curriculum for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Pediatric Dermatology, 23(4):321-29. *


 

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