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Making the Case for Health: Addressing a Community Health Problem

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Title:

Making the Case for Health: Addressing a Community Health Problem

URL:

https://lsintspl3.wgbh.org/en-us/lesson/ilwgbh17-bbl-ilhealth/1

Content Source:

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WGBH
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of all Americans are overweight or obese. (An obese person has more body fat than what is healthy.) In 2010, 15 percent of America’s youth were obese. For people of color who live in economically depressed areas, it was nearly triple that number.

In this lesson, students will get the chance to think about what they might do to make their school a healthier place for all students. They will learn how to develop and present an evidence-based argument about a change they would like to see in order to help convince others to join the effort.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.2.2) Explain how communities can affect personal health practices and behaviors.

Examples: public policies regarding water pollution, air quality, tobacco use

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.2.4) Explain how school and public health policies can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

Examples: vending machine selections, vaccination requirements, wellness check-ups

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.4.1) Discuss effective conflict management or resolution strategies.

Example: five steps to resolve conflict: calm down, state and understand the problem, apologize, promote solution finding, follow-up

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.6.2) Describe changing abilities, priorities, and responsibilities that impact personal health goals.

Examples: age, injuries, changing jobs, leaving active school life to work, sedentary to walking, walking to jogging, jogging to running; eating poorly to making healthy food choices leading to weight loss or weight gain

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.2.2) Examine ways the school and community encourage students to use appropriate life skills to improve health.

Examples: participating in conflict resolution practices, Red Ribbon Week, Walk to School Day

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.2.4) Explain how societal perceptions influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: acceptance of teenage smoking and teenage pregnancy by peers, certain communities, and cultures

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.4.1) Analyze how strategies using verbal and nonverbal communication effectively can enhance health.

Examples: verbal -- using positive interpersonal communication to avoid conflict
non-verbal -- shaking hands, displaying positive facial expressions, making eye contact

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.6.1) Apply strategies and skills needed to attain a personal health goal.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.8.1) Utilize accurate peer and societal norms to formulate a health enhancing message.

Example: using data on local health issues to develop a positive message concerning a topic

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.8.2) Formulate and implement a list of innovative ways to influence and support others in making positive health choices.

Examples: wearing colors for awareness, speaking to a group or individuals, making good nutritional choices

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.8.4) Adapt health messages and communication techniques to a specific target audience.

Example: producing a social media post to encourage a positive health behavior

Tags: advocacy, health, health behaviors, health policies, perceptions
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush
The event this resource created for:ALEX Resource Development Summit