Body Image Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Guide your students to be more aware of what body image is and the issues surrounding it with this lesson plan. Students view statistics and define terms, then investigate positive and negative effects of body image.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and explain the term 'body image'
  • describe issues that arise due to body image


  • 1 hour


Key Vocabulary

  • Body image
  • Positive body image
  • Negative body image

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7

Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).


NOTE: Be sensitive to your students' needs with this lesson plan. Consider separating the boys and girls, and/or pause often to check in with their feelings as you traverse the content. Guide conversations gently and stay aware of students who seem uncomfortable.

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