In this activity, students use findings from Lesson 1 and draw/construct a human body. They can get creative with the construction material! Students will then discuss how the structures and systems work together.
Students will create a “Wheel of Life” using what they learned from Lesson 2. Wheels are comprised of slices representing different aspects of good health. Students rank the priority of each of the slices in their own lives and compare their rankings with each other.
Teachers may invite a school nurse, doctor, EMT, or other health professional with experience dealing with diabetes to visit the class. This health professional will discuss symptoms and health effects of diabetes, as well as the importance of healthful food choices in preventing and managing diabetes.
In this lesson, students will analyze the structure and function of the body as a system. Working in teams, students will study and present different systems of the body, exploring how each system must function properly.
Students will examine how external factors contribute to health and explore the potential consequences to health when the body is out of balance. Students will also identify personal decisions they can make that contribute to good health.
Students will learn about the relationship between dietary choices and diabetes. Students will look for clues about diabetes in Cristina’s story and conduct research using online and print resources, gathering information about what diabetes is, risk factors for developing diabetes, how it affects the body, and prevention.
This DIY Gardening Guide walks students and teachers through planning and growing a garden. Students will be introduced to the benefits of gardening, learn about photosynthesis, gain an understanding of what plants need to grow, and identify connections between eating whole foods and health.
The Super Health, Super You Community Challenge emboldens students to become community leaders in healthy lifestyle choices and drive diabetes prevention awareness. Encourage students to identify a health-related issue in your school community and work together to submit a solution for the chance to win a $10k grant to bring their ideas to life! Visit the Community Challenge page for more information!