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Pre-Viewing Lesson Plan
  • Examining Medical Terms
  • Worksheet: Evaluation of Medical Terms
  • Worksheet: Glossary of Medical Terms

  • Viewing Lesson Plan
  • True and False Viewing Guide
  • Worksheet: Student Viewing Guide #1: True and False
  • Answer Key: Student Viewing Guide #1: True and False
  • Worksheet: Analyzing Factors that Affect Health: Viewing Guide #2

  • Post-Viewing Lesson Plan
  • Learning About My Eating Habits
  • Post-Viewing Sheet #1: What Is a Serving
  • Post-Viewing Sheet #2
  • Post-Viewing Sheet #3: The USDA Food Pyramid
  • Post-Viewing Sheet #4: Student Writing Assignment
  • A History of Changing Foods
  • Worksheet: Food in America

  • Extending the Lesson

    Additional Resources

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    » Viewing Lesson Plan

    True and False Viewing Guide

    » Lesson Objectives:

    In this lesson, students will either:

    • Identify issues in the documentary by answering the true and false questions prior to viewing "Diet Wars"
    • Watch the documentary "Diet Wars" and correct the true and false answers

    OR

    As the students watch the documentary they will:

    • Identify things that positively influence health
    • Identify things that negatively influence health

    » Materials Needed:

    • The film "Diet Wars"
    • Enough copies of either Student Viewing Guide #1 or #2 for each student

    » Time Needed:

    Students will need one hour for viewing the documentary.

    » Procedure for Viewing Guide #1: True and False:

    Tell students that they will be answering questions on the viewing guide to identify key issues in the documentary and test their knowledge of health issues. They will answer the questions before viewing and correct them as they view the film.

    » Procedure for Viewing Guide #2: Analyzing Factors that Affect Health:

    Assign each student to one of two groups. Tell students that one group will take notes on people, practices and products in the film that may be harmful to good health while the other group will take notes on people, practices and products in the film that may be beneficial to good health.

    » Method of Assessment:

    Participation in class discussion that focuses on:

    • What is the state of our nation's health today?
    • What has caused this?
    • What can be done to change this situation?

    Completed viewing guide

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