Lesson Plan

Screen Time: Grades 9-12

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Two engaging activities encourage teens to turn off their screens and tune into healthy activities. Learners use a tracker to assess their daily screen-time habits, read several articles about the value of exercise, then research the effects of screen time on sleep. The lesson plan ends with individuals crafting a persuasive letter about the importance of powering down before bedtime.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the article "Easy Exercises for Teens" as homework and have individuals commit to trying a different exercise each day
  • Encourage pupils to engage their families in one of the exercises
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a 12-lesson Personal Health series designed for physical education and health classes
  • Includes a template for the screen-time tracker and a quiz to check for comprehension
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