Activity Introduction

jumping heartQuick summary: Students investigate the impact of smoking and tobacco use on the body. They explore the powerful role of the media in the promotion and prevention of smoking. They consider how they could influence people to quit smoking. They may need to conduct some research to use in a quit smoking campaign.

Jump Rope for Heart text logoThe Heart Foundation’s ready-made skipping program, Jump Rope for Heart, helps primary school students move more and have fun, while they raise funds for heart research, patient support and programs that help save lives.

Learning intentions: 

  • Students will understand the impact of smoking and tobacco use on the body, particularly the heart
  • Students will explore the powerful role of the media in the promotion and prevention of smoking.

21st century skills: 

CommunicatingCommunity EngagementCritical ThinkingCreative ThinkingDigital LiteracyEntrepreneurshipEmpathyInitiativeLeadership

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions: 

Year 5 English:

  • Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features on particular audiences (ACELT1795)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)

Year 6 English:

  • Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (ACELY1709)
  • Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text (ACELY1711)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)

Years 5 & 6 Health and Physical Education:

  • Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054)
  • Recognise how media and important people in the community influence personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours (ACPPS057)
  • Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (ACPPS058)

Syllabus outcomes: EN3-1A, EN3-1A, EN3-2A, EN3-3A, EN3-5B, PHS3.12, SLS3.13, DMS3.2

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Relevant parts of Year 5 English achievement standards: Students develop and explain a point of view about a text, selecting information, ideas and images from a range of resources. They create persuasive texts for different purposes and audiences. 

Relevant parts of Year 6 English achievement standards: Students understand how the use of text structures can achieve particular effects. They show how specific details can be used to support a point of view. They explain how their choices of language features and images are used. Students create detailed texts elaborating on key ideas for a range of purposes and audiences.

Relevant parts of Years 5 & 6 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students describe their own and others’ contributions to health, physical activity, safety and wellbeing. They describe the key features of health-related fitness and the significance of physical activity participation to health and wellbeing.

Topic: Health & Wellbeing

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Jump Rope For Heart: Jump Champions – Years 5 & 6

Time required: 55 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – facilitate whole-class discussion before supporting students to work independently.

Resources required:

  • Art supplies – pencils and markers, etc.
  • Butcher’s paper or large white paper
  • Device capable of creating media, such as an iPad or camera
  • Device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Poster Template – one copy per student
  • Student Worksheet – one copy per student.

Keywords: smoking, health, lungs, heart, media, advertising, cartoons, persuasive, vaping, e-cigarettes, juice

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

kids skipping girl faces cameraTeacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will...

  • ... understand the impact of smoking and tobacco use on the body, particularly the heart
  • ... explore the powerful role of the media in the promotion and prevention of smoking.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • ... conduct independent research on the effects of smoking on the body and, in particular, the heart
  • ... creatively apply their knowledge of persuasive media and the health effects of smoking to create an effective anti-smoking campaign.

Teacher content information:

Are your students active enough?
Jump Rope for Heart is the Heart Foundation’s ready-made fundraising and skipping program that helps primary school students move more and have fun, whilst raising vital funds for heart research, patient support and programs that help save lives.

Over the last 38 years, over 10 million Aussie kids have skipped their way to a healthier heart.

To find out how your school can get involved, visit jumprope.org.

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Student Worksheet

Quitting Is Cooler - Student Worksheet

1. Watch this video:

How do cigarettes affect the body? - Krishna Sudhir (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y18Vz51Nkos)

2. Answer the following questions:

The overall issue with smoking tobacco is that you inhale...

How is smoking so addictive?

List three types of diseases that can be related to smoking tobacco:

What are the positive health and physical benefits of quitting smoking after...

  • 20 minutes: 
  • 12 hours: 
  • 1 day: 
  • 2 days: 
  • 1 month: 
  • 1 year: 
  • 15 years:  

List two challenges of quitting smoking:

List three ways to make quitting smoking easier:

3. Use this interactive website from the Quit organisation (https://www.quit.org.au/tools/effects-smoking-your-body/) to identify five areas of the body that smoking impacts (teeth, nose, lungs, blood vessels, DNA, or others) and give a brief description of how smoking damages these areas.

Area 1: 
How smoke damages it:


Health con

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