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Lesson 2: Families Are Special and Different in Their Own Ways


This lesson teaches that families are all different and special in their own ways. After the teacher shares a little about his or her family, students do the same with a partner. They explore how their families are similar and different, and the importance of accepting all kinds of families. Then they make a family storybook to share with others.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Analyze ways families are alike and different.
  2. Identify the benefits of healthy family relationships.
  3. Identify how family influences personal health.

SEL Connection

  • social awareness
  • relationship skills

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • MEH-7: Show acceptance of differences in others.
  • MEH-8: Establish and maintain healthy relationships.
  • SH-2: Establish and maintain healthy relationships.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.2.1: Identify how the family influences personal health practices and behaviors.
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