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Name of Activity:
Body Image and Eating Disorders
Purpose of Activity:To educate middle school children about the importance of having a healthy body image, and the dangers of developing a eating disorders.
Suggested Grade Level:6-8
Materials Needed:Computer, Projector, Power Point
Description of Idea
This lesson fits Health National Standard #2 ("...analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors")
The material for this lesson includes a Power Point and correpsonding worksheet. The Power Point is used in conjuncture with the student worksheet. During the class session, the Power Point is discussed. Students fill out the quick writes (little breaks to jog the memory) and vocabulary throughout the class period. For homework, the students complete the vocabulary exercise by selecting one of the new vocabulary words. They also use complete sentences to answer the application question as the end of the lesson. The worksheet is turned in the following class period to be graded.
Body Image and Eating Disorders Power Point Presentation (PDF--very large file)
Allow students (or small groups) to create some of their own power point slides on one specific area of the topic, then present to class.
Instead of offering one option (create a poem or story) at the end, use multiple intelligence concept for more options. Create a product (brochure, poster), find a song or video clip that illustrates some of the information on eating disorders and present to class, a review game or skit, etc. This would make the entire unit more student centered.
Create a worksheet to follow along. Application idea included at the end of the Power Point.