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Seven great activities accompany the background information you'll find here. Learners will be introduced to the painting Sir William Pepperrell and His Family by John Singleton Copley. Great information on the painting, the artist, and guided observation questions make this a wonderful resource.
First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what education or experience they need to land the job of their dreams.
Students complete a unit with cross-curricular activities to learn about a healthy body and maintaining their health. In this health instructional activity, students complete 8 lessons to learn about good health, a healthy diet, healthy foods, healthy habits, sanitary health, exercise, and the health professions.
Students help create a Health Wheel: a personal, inspirationally based, self-care plan for preventing or managing diabetes in daily life. They (student or client) researches the causes of diabetes, and creates a "health wheel" that reflects their personal creativity, commitment and desires to manage their diabetes (or diabetes prevention).
This is a very comprehensive instructional activity on infant and preschool sexual development. It says only one class period, but I think it could be several days worth of materials to cover. The point of view taken here is from that of being a parent. Learning about what is normal sexual development in infants and young children is important. These facts will be helpful when it's time to plan for one's own family and how to handle these situations when they occur.
Eighth graders participate in a school wide health fair. In this health fair instructional activity, 8th graders invite health care providers to present their information in a health and wellness fair. Students rotate through stations about physical fitness, cancer care, sports injury care, cardiac care, magnetics, massage therapy, music therapy, Madd, Sadd, cosmetology, and more. Students complete a scavenger hunt worksheet and use Digi Walkers to record their walking distance in the program.
Students, after exploring and analyzing the causes of hunger and malnutrition, brainstorm educational approaches to the solving of this never ending world problem. In addition, an overview of the food supply system as well as the concept of food security is discussed in depth.
Students evaluate human health by identifying pubescent changes. In this sexual maturity lesson, students identify the importance of waiting until the appropriate age to have sexual intimacy. Students complete a worksheet based on puberty vocabulary terms and social circles.