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January 15, 2013

I can tell when the flu season is heating up! Many people are in the Internet and search for information about teaching children about cough hygiene and this older post gets a zillion hits. Thought it might be good to repost again.

Business Continuity Planning & Emergency Management


While looking around the Internet for teaching tools for children I bumped into a great resource developed by the Canadian Red Cross.  It is a program called  “Bug Out”.  It includes  activity books for kids and lesson plans for teachers for grades K – 8th grade.  It also includes a very cool booklet designed for families.

The curriculum content includes:

  • What do you know about germs? (bacteria, viruses, etc.)
  • Hand hygiene (one of my favorites!)
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Vaccination and social distancing
  • Games and other interactive “bug” activities!

All are available on line and are a simple download.  Include these on your company H1N1 website and promote them to your staff for home education.

Another great site for teachers is called Teacher Planet. This site also has the Bug Out booklets but also some nice one page coloring pages on…

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