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Unit 5: Personal Care and Body Systems

Unit 5: Personal Care and Body Systems

Good health begins at home. However, millions of people around the world have no home, and more than a billion live in substandard housing that puts their health and personal safety at risk. Habitat for Humanity works to solve these problems. The organization has built more than 225,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1 million people with safe and decent shelter. One study found that Habitat housing improved the health of young children as much as water and sanitation programs. You can learn more about Habitat’s programs and their benefits by visiting the organization’s Web site.

Link to explore:
Habitat for Humanity


  • Follow the link above to the Habitat for Humanity home page.
  • Go to the “Learn About Habitat” menu at the top of the page and select “Fact Sheet (FAQs).”
  • After reading the FAQ, select “Myths About Habitat” from the list at the left of the page and read through the information in this section.
  • After reading this information, answer the following questions:

How much does it cost to build a Habitat home?
Explain how Habitat provides homes to those in need.
How do Habitat affiliates choose the families they wish to help?
How do Habitat homes affect property values in the areas where they are built?
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