Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (3-5)

Unit of 6 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Health and PE
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Hunger (poverty)
Focus Question 

 Why is it important to practice healthy living  habits and advocate for healthy living practices in a community? 

 

Photo Credit:  Hungry Kids, Peru by Krystelle Denis is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students explore healthy living habits for themselves and for their community. They practice making healthy food choices, exercising and helping people of the community do the same. Learners develop a service-learning project based on a community needs assessment.

Service Experience 
Students create and implement a needs assessment survey. After collecting data, they will design a service project appropriate for their community to promote healthy habits in themselves and others.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (3-5)
Lesson 2 of 6
Grades: 
3
4
5

Students examine elements of healthy living, including a balanced diet and regular physical activity. Students examine their health culture and survey their environments to collect information about nutrition at home and in the community. They identify obstacles to building healthy practices and propose solutions that promote health in their community.

Unit: 
Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (3-5)
Lesson 3 of 6
Grades: 
3
4
5

Students explore the concept of the media’s impact on our healthy body images. They create commercials that celebrate different body shapes and sizes. Students create positive messages about healthy choices.