What our Living Healthy lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Living Healthy explores how various strategies can help improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Students will identify the strategies that relate to these categories and be able to tell the differences among the three. They will also be able to explain how the three types of health connect to each other. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the yellow box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand. This lesson requires colored pencils, poster paper, and old magazines. Students will also need internet access.
Options for Lesson
In the “Options for Lesson” section of the classroom procedure page, you will find a number of suggestions for ideas and activities to add to the lesson plan. As another activity, students could role-play different scenarios. The class can then discuss the health concerns and effects related to the scenarios. Another option is to have students discuss the consequences or concerns related to the physical, emotional, and mental health of people involves in current events related to young people. One more suggestion is to conduct a “Living Healthy” Bee. Read aloud a concern or consequence, and have the student match it to the correct category of health—physical, emotional, mental, or more than one.
The teacher notes page provides an extra paragraph of information to help guide the lesson and remind you what to focus on. It explains that many students may not understand or have role models of healthy living or a well-balanced lifestyle. Keep that in mind as you teach. The blank lines on this page are available for you to write out thoughts and ideas you have as you prepare the lesson.
LIVING HEALTHY LESSON PLAN WORKSHEETS
The Living Healthy lesson plan includes three worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, and a homework assignment. These worksheets will help students demonstrate what they learned throughout the lesson and reinforce the lesson concepts. The guide on the classroom procedure page outlines when to hand out each worksheet to your students.
Worksheet Answer Keys
If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.