Health Education - 3rd Grade
Strand 1: HEALTH FOUNDATIONS AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS OF HEALTHY SELF (HF) Standard 3.HF.3:
4 class periods of 30 minutes each
Students will identify qualities within themselves that make them unique and special. Students will recognize self as different from others. Students will transfer acceptance of self to acceptance of others with differences.
Literature books about accepting self. Suggested titles include:
Students will be able to write about what makes them unique. They will be able to verbalize the connection to accepting self, wanting others to accept them, and them accepting others without predjudice or judgement.
Each day's lesson will follow the same basic format.
1. Choose a book/books to best introduce a discussion on a personal characteristic or trait.
These topics could be changed to meet the specific needs of your particular class.
2. Read the book/s to the class and discuss the day's topic
3. Have students write and illustrate a page in their "All About Me" book that correlates with the day's topic
Allow time for students to write and illustrate their book, including a cover, title page, etc.
Patricia Polacco has an excellent web site that is engaging and interactive. She has a special page for her "Stop the Teasing" campaign.
Students will complete an "All About Me" book that describes their personal characteristics. Students will verbalize through discussion with the class, peers, and/or teacher how accepting self is the first step to accepting others.