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Table 2 Contents of the textbook and the teachers’ guide

From: Effects of the Informed Health Choices primary school intervention on the ability of children in Uganda to assess the reliability of claims about treatment effects, 1-year follow-up: a cluster-randomised trial

Health Choices Book
Learning to think carefully about treatments
A health science book for primary school children
Teachers’ Guide
Introduction
• Lesson 1: Health, treatments and effects of treatments
John and Julie learn about CLAIMS about treatments
• Lesson 2: Someone’s experience using a treatment
• Lesson 3: Other bad bases for claims about treatments (part 1)
• Lesson 4: Other bad bases for claims about treatments (part 2)
John and Julie learn about COMPARISONS of treatments
• Lesson 5: Comparisons of treatments
• Lesson 6: Fair comparisons of treatments
• Lesson 7: Big-enough fair comparisons of treatments
John and Julie learn about CHOICES about treatments
• Lesson 8: Advantages and disadvantages of a treatment
Review
• Lesson 9: Review of what is most important to remember from this book
The teacher’s guide includes an introduction to the project and the resources, and the following for each lesson, in addition to the embedded chapter from the textbook:
• The objective of the lesson
• A lesson preparation plan
• A lesson plan
• A list of materials that the teacher and children will need
• A synopsis of the story
• Keywords in the chapter
• Review questions to ask the children after reading the story
• Extra examples for illustrating the concepts
• Background about examples used in the story
• Teacher instructions for the classroom activity
• Answers and explanations for the activity
• Answers and explanations for the exercises
• Background information, examples and keyword definitions for teachers