The purpose of this Unit is to introduce the learners to healthy living habits both for themselves as well as their community. They will demonstrate their knowledge by participating in various activities making healthy food choices, exercise and helping those of the community do the same. Learners will develop a service learning project based on a community needs assessment. They will reflect on their service project, demonstrate the impact on the community, and celebrate their hard work and success.
Approximately eighteen 45-minute sessions plus time to complete the Service Project.
Based on the needs assessment in the community, students design a service project that influences the health of the community. They plan the steps, carry out their plan, reflect on the process, and celebrate their success. The project grows out of the students' learning, interests, talents, and connections in the community.
Have each student complete the Service Project Checklist (Handout 5), adding notes to describe what they did for each part of the project.
Students complete the Home Health Survey as homework after Session One. They bring the completed form back to school for discussion in the next session.
Students may take two or more copies of their survey home to interview adult family members and neighbors.
In Lesson Two one of the activities is to learn a dance step by watching a YouTube video. It is strongly suggested that the teacher preview the video to determine if it is appropriate for the class.
Eat an Apple (Doctor’s Orders)
Dove Self-Esteem Fund. “Evolution”
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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