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Analyzing Influences

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Analyzing Influences


Content Source:

Health Literacy 4 Life
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


By the end of the lesson, students will:

  • Be introduced to the skill of analyzing influences;

  • Be able to describe the difference between an internal and external influence;

  • Review and analyze a series of pictures, ads, and videos (from healthy eating, ATOD, and violence prevention content areas) to determine how they feel after watching/seeing the images and if it is a positive or negative influence;

  • Be able to explain if someone is influenced in a negative way how it may impact their behaviors; and

  • Describe a variety of ways we are influenced.

Content Standard(s):
Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Advanced Kinesiology - Level 1
AK-5.3) Identify how social interaction influences their own nutrition and physical activity choices, and how they respond based on the social situation.

Examples: peer pressure, social media, advertisements

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

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.2) Describe the pros and cons of the use of technology as it affects personal, family, and community health.

Examples: positive and negative influences on self-esteem, addiction to technology, personal interactions and relationships

Tags: social influences, technology, technology influences
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush
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