Health Teacher Resources

Healthy bodies and minds make healthy learners! Find a wealth of health-related lesson plans and activities on nutrition, wellness, growth and development, injury prevention, and first aid In Lesson Planet’s collection of reviewed and rated resources.

A good place to start is with a presentation about the primary components of each of the three major areas (physical, social, and mental health) of the health triangle. Introduce early learners to the health triangle and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with the collaborative activities found in this unit. The activities in another unit plan help middle schoolers develop a broader understanding of the areas of the health triangle.

Good nutrition is a key part of physical health. Get kids thinking about their food choices with a video that compares the nutrients found in fast foods to those in fruits and vegetables. Another video, sure to snare the interest of viewers, suggests world hunger problems could be solved by reviving or expanding the practice of eating bugs, an amazing source of vital nutrients!

Healthy relationships are a key part of social and mental health. A lesson for middle and high schoolers helps them develop the personal and interpersonal skills they need to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Another resource includes a series of lessons that discuss biological, emotional, and social facts about human sexuality.

Regular physical activity is one of the most important ways to maintain and improve physical health, mental health, and well-being. Get your students up and moving with a packet of activities designed to promote active habits and a healthy way of life.

Whether looking for resources for a health unit or materials to enrich a complete course, you’ll find what you need at Lesson Planet.

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Advocacy Through Letter Writing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners develop an advocacy plan to address a health-related need for a local, national or global health problem. Students write a detailed letter as part of their advocacy plan.
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Genes-R-Us: or, Real Genetics For Real Students

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore genetics and genetic counseling. They research information on human genetic disorders. Students simulate developing a complete counseling service to assist the community.
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Lesson 6: PowerPoint Presentation

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students design a PowerPoint presentation that expresses the adverse effects of smoking. In this PowerPoint and smoking lesson, students examine a student PowerPoint exemplar before creating one of their own following the given...
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Be A Nutritional Entrepreneur

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research and define nutrition. They choose a definition of nutrition or a nutritional theme around which they design a restaurant. This activity helps students answer the question "What is a nutritionally balanced meal?"
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Up in Smoke: Advertising and Smoking

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders review PowerPoint and how to use it. In this technology lesson, 5th graders view Gotcha! in order to understand advertising techniques. Students print out the Gotcha Advertising Strategies PowerPoint and answer the questions.
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Media Awareness: Helping a Product Cross the Finish Line

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students develop critical thinking skills to understand and create advertisements.  For this journalism lesson, students analyze the elements necessary for effective advertisements and work in cooperative groups to create and present...
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Teaching From the Kitchen!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine healthy food choices. In this health lesson, 4th graders create a lunch that includes one serving from each food group and create a poster about a food group. Students participate in a variety of games in which...
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American Heart Month

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students make cards, watch videos, and make food all to promote a healthy heart. In this heart lesson plan, students also discuss active lifestyles they can lead.
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Parts of the Body

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students label a map of the body with the correct names of the body parts. In this body parts lesson plan, students have to have the correct spelling of each part.
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Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session One (2006)

For Teachers 9th - 11th
In this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English worksheet, students listen to a speech and answer reading comprehension questions.  Students then compose an essay based on the information.
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Applying Reading Strategies to Aid Comprehension

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students practice their reading skills. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read articles about fast food topics using the wordstorming strategy described to prepare for reading the text.
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Peak Flow Meter Exercise

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of lung capacity. They use flow meters to measure the maximum capacity of themselves and others. The data is collected in order to make some conclusions concerning the mean of individual lung capacity....
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Anne Frank: Movement - Isometric Exercises

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review the main points in the novel, "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl". Using the text of their hiding, they explain the need for a healthy diet and movement for proper health. In groups, they practice different...
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Aboriginal Physical Education

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars engage in p.e. activities that have roots in native Indian, Metis, and Inuit cultures. They practice the skill involved and listen to the significance behind the skill. They read relevant books and define new terminology.
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Plants in Space

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students compare and contrast living in their houses to that of living in a space capsule. In groups, they develop a functional closed system space capsule for a team of astronauts. They use their prior knowledge in horticulture to...
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Standing Review - A Learning and Assessment Technique

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review information covered in class through participation in action activities. The class begins standing as the teacher asks a question. Students may mingle to obtain assistance. Students sit when they are confident they...