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24 June, 201224 June, 2012
Camp was chosen to be the setting for this health lesson that will be co-taught using station teaching. It will require students apply math, reading, and writing skills to gain information that will then be used to create their personal action plan for wellness. The rationale for choosing this topic includes all of the reasons listed below.
• Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
• In 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.1,
• Children treated for obesity are roughly three times more expensive for the health system than the average insured child
• The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that young people aged 6–17 years participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.2
• Participation in physical activity declines as young people age.3
• Eating a healthy breakfast is associated with improved cognitive function (especially memory), reduced absenteeism, and improved mood.13-15
• The essence of the Rigor Relevance model is to help students’ problem solve real world issues, in the same manner that adults solve them in the real world. This topic affects students now and in the future. They have the power to change this crisis.
Grades: 3-5
Subjects: Science, Math, Language Arts
Essential Skills: E1, E6, E8, E9, E16, E18, M6, S1, S3, S4, S15
Submitted By: Jill White and Jill Hay, SPN Campus
  • MeyerBy Meyer 2260 Days Ago
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    Sounds like a wonderful lesson, but the attachments and resources are not available. Would use if I could access these resources.