No doubt the students have been spending their two-week spring break resting up and plotting fabulous April Fools' Day pranks. My best have included announcing on the PA that starting the following day, students with overdues would be charged a $1/per book/per day fine on overdues. Normally we don't have fines. The books poured in! Here is some inspiration for you: * Snopes on the origins of April Fools' Day * Museum of Hoaxes Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of all time.
April 7 is World Health Day and the World Health Organization is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Follow the links to a retrospective on public health and activities taking place throughout the year. What health issues confront your students? Thinking of comparing them with the issues facing students in other countries? A sidebar link on Countries provides statistics and health issues such as risk factors, outbreaks and crisis, and mortality and burden of disease for countries around the world. The sidebar also has links to worldwide data and statistics, WHO publications and information on a wide variety of health topics.