March is National Nutrition Month, so we’ve put together a Lesson Plan that will teach teens to take responsibility for their eating habits. In this lesson, teens examine the fast food they eat, consider its nutritional value (or lack thereof), and learn how to make healthier choices in the future.
Middle school students can do this related lesson:
In this lesson students (ages 11-13) will learn responsibility by examining the principles of nutrition and health through the food pyramid, assessing nutritional values of food, analyzing the importance of self control in their eating habits, and tracking their eating habits through keeping a journal.
Check out these lessons in honor of National Women’s History Month:
National Women’s History Month
Teen students will explore the messages presented through propaganda posters of the Bread and Roses protest in 1912. They will also discuss the importance of understanding propaganda tools and their role in women’s emancipation.
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 throughout the world. This activity will let students (agese 4-6) think about the women in their lives and how they contribute to their well-being. It can be extended into an International Women’s Day lunch event.
Celebrating the Legacy of Ella Baker
Events during the civil-rights movement of the 1950s and the 1960s can provide inspiration for students (ages 11-13) to learn more about participatory democracy in the current political climate. Ella Baker and the NAACP worked to organize citizens into action by increasing voter turnout, creating political awareness, and building momentum for change. Through learning about the life of Ella Baker, students will understand the value of community in a democracy.
There’s also this great Mardi Gras (March 8th) lesson plan:
Mardi Gras Character Carnival
This lesson plan is suitable for all ages – the only limit on participation is your own creativity! Students will brainstorm in groups, or as a class, how each of the Six Pillars of Character can be represented in a Mardi Gras “float.” Make the floats out of shoeboxes brought in by students. Shoe stores may provide you with some. As the students brainstorm the design of their floats, they will be encouraged to think more deeply about what each of the Pillars means to them.
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