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Analyzing Influences on Health

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Analyzing Influences on Health


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The influence of media can be strong. It's important to have the skills to analyze these messages. This is a lesson to help students navigate media and technology. 

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 5
5.2.2) Describe ways that technology can influence personal health.

Example: step tracker device, heart rate monitor, blood sugar monitor

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 6
6.2.3) Investigate how messages from media influence health behaviors.

Examples: social media, fast food advertisements, editing photos to enhance physical appearance

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.2.3) Describe how the media can send mixed messages about health.

Examples: advertisements concerning tobacco, alcohol, and nutrition

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.2.3) Analyze the influences of technology on personal and family health.

Examples: screen time, video game addictions, activity trackers, diabetes monitor, heart monitor, fitness assessment tools

Tags: health, media, technology
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush