Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8

Growing Up Healthy

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20 minutes

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Public Health, Wealth & Poverty

Resource Overview

Through playing a board game, students are presented with various health-related scenarios that can hurt or help child health and then discuss which public health measures are most effective in keeping people healthy.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify two or more public health measures that positively impact child health.
  • Identify two or more factors that have negative impacts on child health.
  • Explain how circumstances at the individual, family, community, and national level affect child health.
Young child at a health clinic getting a check up

Features of This Resource

  • Lesson plan explores connections between social systems and public health
  • All board game materials included as easy-to-print PDFs
  • Great lesson for teaching the SDGs

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