Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (6-8)

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Health and PE
Language Arts
Social Studies
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:  Exercise by Henry Sudarman 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 
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.
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