[Health] Health books

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sun May 4 17:52:11 EDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:20 AM, Mel Chua <mel at melchua.com> wrote:
> I made a stub page for health books that Chris found tonight that need
>  to be edited and made into a content bundle. They're pretty neat - they
>  take potentially lifesaving but usually-presented-as-boring materials
>  like "how to care for someone with a fever" and rewrite them as
>  childrens' stories which are... actually somewhat entertaining.
>  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Childrens_Health_Books

We should see which of them can be turned into games. The child can
take care of another child or a grandmother or other friend or
relative. Or an animal. The game can be to locate health hazards (such
as unsafe water sources and waste disposal, or places where mosquitoes
or rats and their fleas can breed) in a fictional neighborhood and do
something about them. We could model the spread of a disease, first
without treatment, and then with the child managing a treatment and
prevention program. There are many more possibilities.

Edward Cherlin
End Poverty at a Profit by teaching children business
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."--Alan Kay

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