Quick 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.
The 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.
- 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:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
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)
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.
- 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.