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Heap on a hefty helping of thinking in a lesson dedicated to serving size. The first activity involves discussing calories. The teacher demonstrates a variety of concepts, such as how to measure out a serving size using measuring cups. After each demonstration, pupils pick an object that is about the same size as the serving. Then, they fill in a chart for serving sizes. Finally, students write in their food journal about steps to good health.
Explore surveys with youngsters. Use this cross-curriculum Thanksgiving lesson plan to have learners brainstorm questions to ask friends and family about their Thanksgiving celebration. They will construct a survey, interview someone using the survey, and bring their completed questionnaire back to school. They then record data on a graph and analyze their results using age-appropriate mathematical skills.
Fifth graders research proper nutrition. They use their discoveries to recommend changes to the school's cafeteria menu. Using essential questions, organized data, and a sound thesis, they write a persuasive essay to school authorities asking for the proposed changes. Before sending the essay, they obtain feedback and revise the essay.
Improve communication skills by completing listening and speaking activities. Twelfth graders work in groups to create a speech about themselves. Students use a rubric as their guide for the speech and create quiz questions about their speeches for the class to take after their presentations.