Health Education - 2nd Grade
Strand 1: HEALTH FOUNDATIONS AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS OF HEALTHY SELF (HF) Standard 2.HF.5:
2 class periods of 45 minutes each
This lesson plan is a culminating activity for a unit on Friendship and/or social skills.
Use this web site. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/intel-education.html
This site can be used to promote visual ranking activities that promote critical thinking skills and decision making. Teacher needs to use the Intel web site mentioned before and create a visual ranking activity that lists the characteristics of good and bad friends. Once you get to the site, click on the visual ranking icon/hot link. This link will direct you to either the Student Log-in or Teacher Workspace. Log on to the teacher workspace to create your personal ranking profile/list. Follow the directions given.
Students need to be able to define positive and negative characteristics that will be on the ranking activity. The following are examples: telling secrets leaving people out being bossy hitting trustworthy honest sharing saying kind things good listener selfish playing everybody writing mean notes being a leader
Students will be able to compare and contrast their own views of friendship with that of other groups of students. Student do not need to be on the same grade level. They will learn to discuss and talk persuasively as they come to agreements on the ranking of characteristics.
Partnering and small group work will encourage diverse learners to engage in this activity.
Writing extension - students can write stories about what it means to be a good friend. They can make step books on the steps to being a good friend.
Math - students can compare and write fractions for how certain friendship characteristics should be ranked. This has to be done during the data gathering. Example: for the third ranking 2/4 vote honesty, 1/4 vote trustworthy, 1/4 vote being a good leader.
Teacher should be using on going assessment of students' abilities to work cooperatively and their knowledge of friendship terminology. This can be done through individual and group questioning techniques, student participation in class discussions, and group self-evaluations of cooperative behaviors within the group.
Interactive Thinking Tools from Intel http://www.intel.com/education/tools