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Obesity Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

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

This lesson plan explores obesity, the causes of obesity and body mass index. Students will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson students will be able to:

  • define obesity and body mass index.
  • identify the body mass index categories.
  • describe causes of obesity.

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5

Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.8

Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

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