Dimensions of Health Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Use this lesson plan to help students learn about the dimensions of health and wellness and develop a personal action plan. They will watch a video lesson, participate in discussion questions and take a quiz before developing a plan of their own.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss the difference between health and wellness
  • identify eight dimensions of wellness
  • explain best practices and factors that negatively impact wellness


60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.



  • Begin the lesson by asking students what health and wellness means to them. Allow students to share their responses.
  • Explain that this lesson explores health and wellness and associated risk factors.
  • Distribute copies of the lesson's transcript to students and begin the Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions video lesson. Pause at 01:36 then start the following discussion:
    • Explain the difference between health and wellness.
    • Identify the risk factors mentioned in the lesson.
    • Can you identify at least three additional risk factors not listed by the lesson?
  • Restart the video and play until 04:53, then pose the following:
    • Which type of wellness do you believe is most important? Why?
    • Describe how mental health problems can be reduced.
    • Which wellness promotes healthy relationships and communication?
    • How would you define financial wellness?
  • Now restart the video and play until the end, then ask students to answer these discussion points:
    • Describe the correlation between the dimensions.
    • Define 'proactive' and discuss how being proactive can prevent health problems.
  • Afterwards, hand out copies of the lesson quiz and allow students to complete independently, in pairs, or in groups.
  • Review the answers to the quiz questions, answering any outstanding questions students may still have.

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