Project 18 Lesson Plans
Lesson 1 – Your Super(bowl) Plate
What types of food are included in MyPlate? How can your students make healthier choices when it comes to their diet? This lesson plan will explain MyPlate basics and offer a fun food activity for students.
Lesson 2 – Don’t Be Sacked by Your Lack of Sleep
What are the stages of sleep? What routines encourage a more restful sleep? In this week’s lesson, students will learn why sleep is so important to their body and mind. They will have the opportunity to create a bedtime checklist for good sleep.
Lesson 3 – Blitz Those Stressful Feelings: Struggling with Stress
In this week’s lesson, students will discuss what causes them stress, good vs. bad stress and how to handle stressful situations. A guided relaxation technique is included as the student activity.
Lesson 4 – Call an Audible on Media Food Messages
The media would have us believing that every food is good and healthy; however, we all know that is not always true. This lesson will talk about the ways advertisers influence our food choices and how to eat out in a more healthy way. For the activity, students will be tasked with creating a healthy ad for an unhealthy food product.
Lesson 5 – Don’t Be Sidelined by Germs
We all know that germs are around us all the time and are everywhere! Proper hand washing techniques are addressed in the elementary school lesson plan and keeping personal items personal are discussed in the middle school lesson plan. The Rotten Apple activity is sure to keep your students talking for days.
Lesson 6 – Score a Touchdown by Never Using Tobacco
Most students can readily tell you that smoking and using tobacco is not healthy for the body. This lesson plan will discuss specifically why that is the case and the role of your lungs.
Lesson 7 – A Great Two-Minute Drill: Reading Food Labels
Knowing how to read a food label can help students decide what to choose as part of a healthy eating plan. See how much they learn from the lesson by having them participate in a food ranking activity.
Lesson 8 – Use Your Best Defense to Prevent Injuries
Sometimes young people do not understand the permanent and traumatic impact that brain or spinal cord injuries can have on a person’s life. This lesson will discuss why the brain and spine are so fragile as well as how to prevent injury in a variety of environments.
Lesson 9 – Use Your Playbook to Eat Wisely: Nutrition Myths & Facts
Is fat-free food a lot healthier than full-fat food? Is skipping meals a good way to lose weight? This week’s lesson focuses on helping students realize myths versus facts when it comes to food. We’ll address five of the most popular myths concerning food and students can complete an activity about making healthier choices when eating out.
Lesson 10 – Don’t Be a Rookie – Warm Up!
This lesson plan will cover the importance of a dynamic warm-up before exercise and stretching after exercise. We will also discuss the issue of strength training for young people.
Lesson 11 – Protect Your Red Zone: The Importance of Your Heart’s Health
This week’s lesson will cover pulse, heart rate and general heart health. Students will have the opportunity to record their resting heart rate, moderate heart rate and vigorous heart rate on a Heart Rate Chart.
Lesson 12 – Don’t Let Portion Sizes Cause You to Fumble
Bagels as big as Frisbees. Burritos the size of a football. Bowls of pasta so deep your fork can barely find the bottom. This lesson plan will discuss what’s happening to our portion sizes, what an appropriate portion size is and how what we think is a portion is probably not the case at all.
Lesson 13 – Reach the Goal Line by Saying “No” to Drugs & Alcohol
Defining drugs, discussing how drugs are bad for you and talking about how to avoid peer pressure are all covered in this week’s lesson. A “Circle of Life” activity will help open student’s eyes to the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol in many areas of their life.
Lesson 14 – Injury on the Field: Emergency Situations
This week’s lesson plan will focus on helping students know basic steps to take in the event of an emergency such as knowing when to call 9-1-1 or how to react to a suspected case of poisoning. The activity for the week will encourage students to create a First Aid Kit for their home.
Lesson 15 – Reach the End Zone with Positive Conflict Resolution
Do your students know how to effectively deal with conflict? This lesson will teach positive conflict resolution and discuss what causes conflict in children and teens. The activity of the week will have students cooperating to accomplish an art project.
Lesson 16 – Blindside Bullying
We’re all aware that bullying happens a lot more than we would like and that it occurs many times at school. This lesson will define bullying, discuss types of bullying and help your students know what to do if they are bullied.
Lesson 17 – Internet Safety
In our modern day of technology overload, it’s important to know how to keep your students safe. This lesson will address Internet safety, email and instant messaging and strangers on the Internet.
Lesson 18 – Be the Quarterback of Your Lifelong Health
Exercise isn’t something that you do only when you’re young. It’s something that should stick with you throughout your life in order to keep your body healthy and your mind sharp. This lesson will discuss the long-lasting benefits of exercise.
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