A Healthy You
A Healthier You
Target Population The grade level of these 15 to 17 year old high school
students is second to fourth grade. The students are multiply disabled and most
require visuals to learn to the best of their ability. They benefit from
utilizing multiple senses during assignments, which increases their motivation
and helps to sustain their interest long enough to complete divided segments of
a lesson. For the purposes of this lesson, the students will work in the
computer lab with a teacher, librarian and three assistants.
Curriculum Links The students had previously completed units on measurements
using inches and pounds/ounces. They have also been introduced to a unit on
nutrition and food groups. The link to prior knowledge will come in the form of
a KWL chart in regards to knowledge about weight, exercise, and food groups.
· Given a scale and tape measure, index card and pencil, the student will be
able to discover what they weigh and how tall one of his/her peers are within
three attempts using 2 or less verbal prompts and 2 or less physical prompts.
· Given the website listed above, their previously filled out index card showing
their weight and height, and a pencil, the student will be able to reach the
sight successfully as well as enter the numbers in the appropriate areas in the
website to get their recommended daily caloric number intake within three
attempts with 0 prompts. The student will record the results on the index card.
· Given a homework journal titled, What I Ate Today, the student will use the
information in that journal to record their food intake from the day before in
the appropriate columns of the journal labeled Food Name and Food Group and
Non-Print Media Literacy Objectives
The student will be able to
· Use a mouse to successfully operate a computer.
· Use a keyboard to successfully operate a computer.
· Use a printer.
· Use non-print media resources for directed learning activities.
· Use non-print media to build self-knowledge.
Materials and Time -
This lesson will require a computer, computer paper, a printer, a chart listing
categories FOOD NAME, FOOD GROUP,
and CALORIES, the students homework journal, pencil and instruction sheet, and
an index card to record their height, weight and recommended daily caloric
intake. The intended time period is one hour there will be small breaks
during the hour as needed.
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
· The teacher will ask the students to recall the name of the unit we are
working on (Food and Nutrition).
· We will recall together what we have learned about food groups and the food
pyramid. This will take the form of a KWL chart.
· Students will discuss their homework journal titled, What I Ate Today.
Students will have completed a portion of this journal at home with adult
assistance. The day before this lesson, the students will have begun the
journal and recorded what they ate for breakfast, lunch and snack at school.
Dinner and any other snacks were recorded at home.
· Students will line up to be weighed on the scale. Students will tell the
adult facilitator what the scale says and then record it on their index card. A
list that previously designated buddies will direct who will work with whom on
the height measurement. One peer will measure and record the other persons
· The teacher will remind the students that we look at exercise, height and
weight to determine how many calories we can eat each day to maintain a healthy
· Students will move to the computers. Students will be given their instruction
sheet which will describe the steps to take to reach the needed website.
Teacher will tell the students to begin logging in while the adults walk about
the lab. Students will follow the instructions to get to the site needed.
· Once all has reached the site, they will look at their index cards and place
the correct numbers into the correct boxes. Once their caloric intake number
has been calculated, the students will record it onto their index card.
· The students will be instructed to print the site showing their calculations.
· Back in the classroom, the students will share their numbers and discuss why
they think some of them have higher numbers than the others.
· The students will then use their homework journal and chart to place the names
of the foods they have eaten in the appropriate columns.
· Teacher will tell the students that we will continue learning how knowing our
recommended daily caloric intake can help to keep us healthy. We will pick it
up again in Health Class.
Supplementary Items this lesson will be expanded during the students health
class. Students should be able to communicate this lesson to their health
teacher. To follow up with this lesson, the students will be completing a 3-day
chart similar to the one in their journal that will depict what they have eaten
for that period. We will compare their real caloric
· 2. Given the website listed above, their previously filled out index card showing their weight and height, and a pencil, the student will be able to reach the sight successfully as well as enter the numbers in the appropriate areas in the website to get their recommended daily caloric number intake within three attempts with 0 prompts. The student will record the results on the index card.
· 3. Given a homework journal titled, What I Ate Today, the student will use the information in that journal to record their food intake from the day before in the appropriate columns of the journal labeled Food Name and Food Group and Calories.