World Health Day Lesson Plan

Teacher's resource for World Health Day using stories, film. Includes classroom discussion guide.


World Health Day Lesson Plan
Credit: MY HERO

Student made films with a focus on HEALTH

As An Asthmatic

By: Alayna DeGraef, Elise DeGraef, and Bailey Revering | In-Progress
A video short about the impact of vaping on youth.

Dangers Of Vaping

By: Basil Patterson, Avital Mintz, Sebastian Alexandre, Miranda Bauer
A film about how vaping is marketed to children. By: Basil Paterson, Avital Mintz, Sebastian Alexandre, & Miranda Bauer


By: Jasmine Blossom Martoglio, Aurelia Sunshine Martoglio | Batchelor Middle Sch...
This is a documentary about an unsung hero named Maurice Hilleman who created an amazing amount of vaccines, and made it possible for modern vaccines to work.

Wellness Song

By: Morgan, Ophelia, Isis, Elinor, Austin, Ethan & Scarlett | Pacific Elementary...
An original song about wellness made by students at Pacific Elementary mentored by Wendy Milette

Dr. Anthony Fauci: A Hero In Healthcare

By: Breckin Tyler Anderson, Beau Badger | Lora Batchelor Middle School
Amid the ongoing coranavirus pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci has delivered Americans everywhere scientifically correct research surrounding the pandemic...

Mariah Rose Faith on Mental Health

By: Kitty Richardson

Additional Films


Produced by:Diane Namm
A young doctor in Burma begins a medical revolution. Winner of The People's Choice Award.

A Moment of Compassion

Brenda Goodman
On the border of Mexico and the USA, Tijuana Native , Dr. Patricia Gonzalez-Zuniga and her team of American and Mexican interns and residents provide care and compassion for anyone in need with their street clinic THE WOUND CLINIC.

Baby Malick and Federica

Cheikh Darou Seck
This video is about the heart disease and miraculous recovery of my baby boy, Serigne Malick Seck.


Dr. Paul Farmer

By: Joyce from San Diego

Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world. He also persuaded the World Health Organization to take a "community-based approach" to healthcare.

Marcus Rashford MBE - Football Hero and Hunger Campaigner

By: Abigail Richardson
Marcus Rashford is an England Premiere League footballer who rose to fame playing for Manchester United and England and more recently for his work with FareShare[i] to help tackle childhood hunger in the UK.

Shomy Hasan Chowdhury

By: Dorothy Lie
Shomy Hasan Chowdhury created the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) organization, for which she received an Diana Award, to combat deadly diarrhea in underserved communities.

Listen and Read Along Stories

Robin Lim

By: Wendy Jewell
Robin Lim devotes her life to improving the birth experience so that all humans are born with an intact capacity to love.

Florence Ngobeni

By: Jerrilyn Jacobs
Florence Ngobeni is an HIV/AIDS educator and Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Clara Barton

By: Abbey Baxter Burks
Clara Barton was known as the 'Angel of the Battlefield.'


Health Heroes during the Coronavirus Pandemic are highlighted through art, films and stories created by students and professionals. 


Saba's hero is her aunt, a physician in Tehran, during the coronavirus. Read her story and view her film.

Dr. Sharareh Majd

Saba Mosfehi

My Coronavirus Hero: My Aunt

By: Saba Mosshefi
Saba's hero is her aunt, a physician in Tehran who is treating patients with COVID-19.

Art Celebrating Healthcare Heroes During the Coronavirus

Super Nurse
Credit: IamFake
RN Healthcare Worker
Credit: Jorge Garza
Mother Earth Save Us
Credit: Irene Tessa
Nurse and World
Credit: Heather Strazza

Covid Superheroes

By: Jamie Park

High school student artist Jamie Park from New York City, New York

Credit: Sarina Vaziri
Hoorain Amjad Artwork
Credit: Hoorain Amjad

We Can Build a Covid Free World If We Unite

By: Matthew Yi

We are Invincible

By: Angelina Hao
Heroes fighting against the coronavirus. Although we do not have magic, we are invincible as long as we believe in ourselves.

Always with You

By: Deepshikha De

Student Films About Life During Coronavirus

144 Coronavirus Quarantine

Oham Group

This film was created by a High School Student.

Wear a Mask Hamilton Parody #STOPTHESPREAD

Angelina Pendleton-Mendez & Leila Woodward

A reminder to wear a mask and help stop the spread of COVID-19. This film was created by a middle school student.

Distance Learning

Chloe Miller

A film about the experience of distance learning and the impact that it has on Chloe's life. This film was created by an elementary school student. 

See all the winners from our Coronavirus Art Contests

Coronavirus Community Heroes Multimedia Contest | October Winners

By: Shannon Luders-Manuel
Congratulations to our most recent winners of the Coronavirus Community Heroes multimedia contest!

Coronavirus Art Contest Winners: Fall 2021

By: Laura Nietzer
Student Art Contest Winners and Finalists

Coronavirus Student Art Contest Winners Spring 2022

By: Laura Nietzer
Congratulations to the student winners from the United States, Singapore, India, Malaysia, and Nepal.

Watch these short films about our Coronavirus Art Contests

Coronavirus Student Art Contest Finalists Discuss Their Artwork: 2022

By: Laura Nietzer
Artwork submitted by students of all ages honoring heroes during Coronavirus. Finalists came from Singapore, the United States, Bulgaria, Latvia, Nepal, India, and Malaysia.

Coronavirus Art Contest Finalist Movie - Small 2

By: The My Hero Project

Who is Your Health Hero?

Use the Create Program to submit stories, art, short films, or audio honoring your health hero.

How to use MY HERO's Create Program to Publish Stories, Art, Film and Audio for Students

Tutorial for students: Publish written stories, film, original artwork and audio in MY HERO's multimedia library.

Create Program
Credit: MY HERO


Laura Nietzer

The World Health Day lesson plan was curated by MY HERO Education Outreach Director Laura Nietzer.


Organizer created on 3/23/2019 10:25:21 PM by MY HERO Staff

Last edited 3/5/2024 12:53:27 PM by Laura Nietzer