Raising Anti Smoking Awareness in Youth
Seventh graders research reason why smoking can be detrimental to health. They create role plays to present to the class that highlight reasons for not smoking.
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Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Advertising in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Persuasive Texts
Beginning a persuasive writing unit with your middle schoolers? Approach it through something that persuades us all: advertising! Through studying video and print advertisement, your class will practice Common Core skills for reading...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Create a Youth Consumer Magazine
To underscore the importance of being informed consumers, kids check out youth consumer magazines and websites and then create their own. Although no detailed plans are included in the resource, it is packed with ideas and suggestions.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Youth Activism and the Dakota Access Pipeline
Do young people have a role in social movements? Should they? The involvement of young people in the Dakota Access Pipeline is the focus of a resource that asks class members to examine letters written by native youths who oppose the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Is a Tough Smoking Law Coming to Your State?
Students read and discuss a news article about a new anti-smoking law in Hawaii. They answer article comprehension questions, complete a fill-in-the blank activity, discuss laws that ban smoking in small groups, and create a No Smoking...
2nd - 10th English Language Arts
Persuasive Writing: Smoking Bans
Clear the air with this persuasive writing activity, in which middle schoolers investigate smoking bans. Helpful as a cross-curricular health instructional activity, the assignment prompts young learners to brainstorm reasons why people...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Anti-Smoking Letter Writing Campaign
Why shouldn't you smoke? Emerging learners of all ages research facts about smoking and its impact on our health. They write a persuasive and friendly letter encouraging a friend not to smoke. This is especially interesting for older...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
A Critical Look at Aboriginal Art
Students observe art from different Aboriginal cultures. In this art evaluation lesson, students discover the different traditions of cultures from the Pacific North West. Students judge the art from these cultures with a specific...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History