Smoking Stinks

There are lots of good reasons not to smoke. Make sure your middle and high schoolers understand each and every one with a instructional activity that prompts them to read anti-smoking posters, note the main points, and write a short response on the most convincing arguments against smoking.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the activity with a longer gallery walk and discussion period
  • Have class members make multiple copies of their posters and display them around the school during a campus-wide focus on smoking
Classroom Considerations

  • Provides examples of anti-smoking PSAs and advertisements, but feel free to augment with your own examples
  • Designed for British classrooms but effective for students in any country
Pros

  • Both discussion and writing assignment allow free responses and critical thinking
  • A good interdisciplinary activity between language arts and health
Cons

  • None