Subject:

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Grade Level: 7, 8

Standards:

Understand some factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

Brief Description: Students will learn about the importance of taking care of your health.

Know Before You Start: This lesson works well as part of an overall unit about making healthy choices.

Hook:

  • Read and discuss the sample comic. 

  • Discuss ways to live a healthy lifestyle. (ex. Eating well, exercise, visiting the doctor for checkups, having supportive relationships etc.)

Activity:

  • Have students create a minimum three panel comic showing their understanding of how best to take care of their health. 

  • Each panel should include a character making a healthy life choice.  

  • Grade on knowledge and accuracy, use of expressions and poses.

Closure: Read and discuss the finished comics as a class.

Differentiation:

  • Students can work independently, in groups, or with a partner.

  • Allow students to use speech-to-text feature as needed.

  • Provide printout of the sample comic for student reference.

Resources: Comic to print or display: Comic.