Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Cure4Kids for Kids?
- Is the curriculum standards-based?
- Has the program been evaluated?
- How can I implement this program at my school?
- What is the cost?
- What resources do I need?
- Can I order printed materials?
- Where can I order microscopes and models?
What is Cure4Kids for Kids?
Cure4Kids for Kids is a cancer education outreach program provided free of charge by St. Jude Children’s research hospital. Read more.
Click the following links to hear presentations from the 2011 Cure4Kids Global Summit:
Is the curriculum standards-based?
The Cure4Kids for Kids curriculum aligns with national science and health education standards.
- The National Science Education Standards are produced by the National Academies of Science National Research Council and can be found here: www.nap.edu/html/nses/
- The National Health Education Standards come from the Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards and can be found here: www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/SHER/standards/
- The standards on physical activity come from the National Association for Sport & Physical Education and can be found here: www.aahperd.org/naspe/standards/nationalStandards/PEstandards.cfm
Each module overview and individual lesson plan list the corresponding standards. Download the complete teacher’s kit now or visit the Resources tab for individual lesson and activities.
Standards from other disciplines may also be relevant but are not listed. Teachers may need to determine which Common Core, state, and local curricular standards, performance indicators, etc. correspond with the national standards listed.
Has the program been evaluated?
The Cure4Kids for Kids curriculum was evaluated at the 4th grade level in 7 different schools over the 2010-2011 school year. Results of pre- and post-quizzes showed that students’ knowledge about cells, cancer, and healthy living increased significantly after going through the curriculum. Their knowledge was still significantly higher three months later when compared to baseline knowledge before the program.
Click the following link to hear a presentation from the 2011 Cure4Kids Global Summit:
How can I implement this program at my school?
Teachers looking to teach their students about cells, cancer, and healthy living are welcome to use our free lessons. Our complete teacher’s kit can be found as a pdf in the “resources” area of www.cure4kids.org/teachers. We provide a sample schedule, curriculum checklist, lesson plans, videos, and reproducibles for all the modules. You can pick and choose which lessons to do as they best support your class’s learning needs or you can choose to do the complete program as outlined in the kit.
We are able to visit a limited number of schools locally each year. Please contact the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about having the program come to your school.
In the future we will be offering teacher training workshops and expert presentations to students via webcast. Please register on this website to receive email announcements about future events.
What is the cost?
Cure4Kids for Kids is an educational program provided free of charge by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There is no cost for downloading or using any Cure4Kids for Kids lessons or materials (go to “resources” area of www.cure4kids.org/teachers). Costs for printing/copying and purchasing supplies may need to be incurred by the teacher or school.
What resources do I need?
Each lesson plan in the Cure4Kids for Kids program lists the materials needed for that particular lesson. Most materials are freely available in the “resources” area of www.cure4kids.org/teachers or are standard classroom supplies like crayons and glue. Some lessons require the use of physical resources like microscopes and models that cannot be provided directly by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If your school does not have access to the particular products listed in those individual lessons, your students can complete some of the activities virtually at www.cure4kids.org/kids/elem.
Can I order printed materials?
We will be setting up print on-demand services for the Cure4Kids for Kids children’s books, teacher’s kit and other resources. Please register on this website to receive emails or check back here for the link to order printed materials.
Where can I order microscopes and models?
- Microslide® Viewers are available from various vendors but can be purchased at a discounted rate from American Educational Products, LLC at www.amep.com. Use the code “StJude” at checkout and receive 1 free cancer slide set for each Microslide® Viewer you purchase.
- Microslide® Viewer…Part Number T-001…$9.95
- Microslide® Slide Set #245: Cancer…Part Number T-245…Free! View the promotion flyer.
- The tobacco models used in this curriculum can be purchased from a number of different health and science education vendors.
- Mr. Gross Mouth™, the “Smoker’s Foul Mouth” display and the “Death of a Lung” easel display are all produced by Health Edco® (www.healthedco.com)