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This skill-building activity encourages learners to evaluate evidence and to use strong evidence to support a stance on a controversial issue. Individuals use bar graphs to rate the strength of arguments for the benefits and risks in becoming a vegetarian and then discuss their ratings with a partner. Sentence frames are provided to assist class members in crafting informed commentary.
Have your class join a blog about whether or not eating meat is good for you. They'll read several passages regarding meat processing and consumption, then they post what they think. There are six critical-thinking prompts to help them compose thoughtful posts. 
In this World Vegetarian Day worksheet, students complete activities such as read the passage, match the phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice fill in, correct the spelling, put text in correct order, unscramble the sentences, take a survey, and write all about World Vegetarian Day. Students complete 12 activities.
For this health worksheet, students read about adolescent vegetarians. Students also analyze a pie chart that shows that percent contribution of zinc by dietary source in the US.
Students research industrial farming and animal cruelty. In this food production lesson, students read assigned text and discuss the fact that most animals in the food industry are diseased, treated poorly, and not fit for consumption. Students discuss whether meat is a suitable option for their daily diets.
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the variety of influences that affect food choice. Instructors are then well supported in a presentation that includes major talking points, discussion prompts, illustrative and descriptive graphics, and important facts. Finally, the lesson is concluded with an engaging activity where class members will get up from their seats to state which influence they believe has the greatest effect on what we eat.
Where's the beef? Should you eat it? Young investigative journalists are asked to read excerpts from Upton Sinclair's 1906 The Jungle, and guided by a list of questions, compare Sinclair's muckraking novel about in the Chicago meatpacking industry to Eric Schlosser's, 2002 Fast Food Nation. Individuals then craft a one-page essay identifying the goal of the excerpts, the kinds of details the writers use, and possible effects of these exposes. There's a lot of meat here. Consider expanding the instructional activity beyond the one period and including other modern muckrakers like Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock.
USDA National Nutrient data is available at your fingertips! This application is a vast library of more than 8,000 nutritional labels for commonly eaten foods. Search and sort foods by a variety of categories.
Osteoporosis has long been viewed as an "old ladies' disease," but there are many people at risk. There are also many things young people can do to reduce their risk factors. Learn about all of this and more through a comprehensive PowerPoint.
Students pose scientific questions about food items and research their explanations. They then create recipe cards with the answers and present their findings in a cooking show format.
The relationship between how an individual looks and feels and the nutrients he or she eats. Identify proteins (complete and incomplete), their sources, and functions in the body. National Standard 14.2.1 Define amino acids, complete and incomplete pro
Students share their own opinions about proper and poor etiquette in school. After reading an article, they discover matters of etiquette and conflict that occur during holiday rituals. They role-play the potential conflicts and resolutions. They also create posters advocating proper behavior and etiquette.
Students understand that people treat people differently sometimes because they are different.In this mutual respect and lesson, students discuss the need for positive change and how they can be a part of that. Students survey others, find rules applying to the behaviors in question and plan an event to improve relationships.
As the third activity in a series about parallel structure, this activity continues to challenge students' writing skills. It includes twenty multiple choice questions; students must select the correct phrase to complete each sentence maintaining parallel structure.
Is there a difference between hunger and malnutrtion? Is this a problem only in third world countries? How does hunger and malnutrition affect the community? Why do these problems exist when the world produces enough food to feed everyone? These questions cetainly provide some food for thought. Are there any solutions to the problems of hunger and malnutrition at the local level or at the global level? Use this lesson to stimulate poignant discussion.
In this biology instructional activity, students engage in the reading of the rights of educators to teach concerning the issue of using animals for educational purposes.
Students examine possible pesticide exposure in their fruit and vegetable consumption. They compile fact sheets exploring various organic food issues and interview their parents about the food choices they make for their Students.
Students examine the different food groups on the food pyramid. In groups, they discover the proper amount to eat from each food group and how to prepare healthy meals. They keep a food journal and calculate the amount of calories they take in taking into account the amount of physical activity they receive in a day. To end the lesson, they discuss whether being a vegetarian is healthier than not.
Students design a balanced school menu or a healthy snack vending machine. Students create a colorful wall display. Students demonstrate about food groups on a spreadsheet. Students answer a survey on what foods to eat and why.
A helpful instructional activity encourages pupils to make environmentally-friendly choices at home. The packet presents many ways that learners can help the environment, such as taking shorter showers in order to conserve water.

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