Are you ready to begin a new unit on healthy choices with your students? Do you want your students to understand the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy choice? Use concept attainment to present these ideas to your students. Be sure to download your Making Healthy Choices Concept Attainment package and exit card Freebies!
Healthy Choices: A Life Skill
Students can begin understanding and making healthy choices at an early age. Begin your healthy choices unit by assessing student knowledge about healthy and unhealthy behaviours.
The Concept Attainment Process
1. Print the words “yes” and “no” on the white board or chalk board.
2. Tell the students that they are detectives and need find out what you are thinking about. Tell students not to blurt the answer when they think they have it figured out so their classmates can figure it out as well.
3, Show the students a picture of a healthy behaviour such as, “playing on the playground” and say, “This is a yes.”
4. Show the students a picture of an unhealthy behaviour such as, “not washing hands before eating” and say, “This is a no.”
5. Repeat this process of showing 4 to 6 more healthy and unhealthy pictures and saying, “this is a yes” or “this is a no.”
6. After you have shown a total of 6 to 8 pictures, ask students what is similar among the “yes” pictures. Record student responses on the board.
7. Show the students more “yes” and “no” pictures and ask, “Is this a yes or a no?” After a number of other pictures, revisit the similarity list and ask students if they need to change or add anything to the board.
8. If students have correctly identified the concept of “healthy,” praise students for their success at being “detectives” and move on to the next activity. If students have not correctly identified the concept, finish showing the students the rest of the pictures.
Healthy Choices Exit Card
At the end of class, give students a copy of the Healthy Choices exit card. Students write or draw pictures of healthy and unhealthy behaviours.
Your Input Please!
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Next Article: How to Create Class Book on Healthy Choices
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- Healthy Choices Part 3: 5 Creative Ways to Reach All Learners in Healthy Choices Unit
- Healthy Choices Part 4: How to Use Interviews in Healthy Choices Unit
- Healthy Choices Part 5: 21 Teaching Ideas for Healthy Choices Unit and a Link Up
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