Exploring Physical & Health Literacy

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Help students discover the importance of physical fitness with this health literacy video. Beginning with a comparison of the choices made by two fictional teenagers, this resource continues on to explore the basic physical and thinking skills necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Use this video during the introductory lesson of a health unit in the upper-elementary or middle school grade levels
  • Create scenarios for students to discuss that highlight the difference between healthy and unhealthy
  • During the video, pause occasionally to emphasize certain points and answer any questions
Classroom Considerations

  • Video references teenagers, but can be viewed by upper-elementary and middle school students
  • Resource is a YouTube video, which may or may not be accessible, depending on your site's Internet use policy

  • Video engages students using fun animations to explain concepts of physical and health literacy
  • Includes a reference document explaining the HANDS UP for Health and Physical Literacy collection of videos

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