Quick summary: In this lesson, students will explore the benefits of being healthy through a Think-Pair-Share visible thinking routine. They will be introduced to the idea that sugar is prevalent in our diets by watching a short clip that exposes the sugar content of well-known foods. They will then read and analyse an article that details the effect of sugar on our health and wellbeing. Lastly, students will consider how reducing sugar could benefit their health, reflecting on whether or not to make any changes to their own diet.
- Students understand the benefits of limiting sugar consumption.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 7 & 8 Health and Physical Education
- Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS073)
- Evaluate health information and communicate their own and others’ health concerns (ACPPS076)
Syllabus outcomes: PDPHE4.2, PDPHE4.3, PDPHE4.8, PDPHE4.9, PDPHE4.10, PDPHE4.12, PDPHE4.16.
General capabilities: Literacy.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: They investigate strategies and practices that enhance their own, others’ and community health, safety and wellbeing. They demonstrate skills to make informed decisions, and propose and implement actions that promote their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work SugarByHalf – HPE – Years 7-8.
Time required: 90 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussions.
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Web-enabled devices – enough for one per pair of students
- Whiteboard markers
- Paper roll (optional).
Keywords: Sugar, health information, evaluation, healthy choices, health, SugarByHalf, credibility, bias.
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