Be the Change: Personal Health

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts Education
Media / Technology
Health and PE
Philanthropy
Science
Mathematics
Issue Area: 
Hunger (poverty)
Focus Question 

What is a citizen's responsibility to advocate for health and safety? 

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Unit Overview 

Students examine their own eating, sleeping, and exercise habits. They compare them to national health standards, and develop plans for improving them. Then they share their learning to promote a healthier community.

Collaboration with generationOn

Service Experience 
  Students create an informational poster or pamphlet to share with schools, after-school programs, and daycare centers to teach youth about healthy choices and/or to ask the administration to offer youth heathy food options at school. Student work as a team to approach the administration and people responsible for the food program and vending machines at school. They share what they have learned about nutrition and ask the school to provide more healthy options and less junk food. Students form a plan and carry it out to encourage younger students to be more active. This may include a demonstration or performance, making posters, or playing active games with the youth.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Be the Change: Personal Health
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students examine their own eating habits, compare them to national health standards, and develop plans for improving them. Then they share their learning to promote a healthier community. Each student selects a single nutritional aspect to study and then creates an awareness poster about that for their school's cafeteria.