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Lesson 28: Decisions for a Healthy Future

Overview

This lesson introduces decision-making skills. The teacher introduces the concept that the choices young people make can affect their futures. Students consider decisions they make now and some they may have to make in the future. Then they learn some basic decision-making steps, see the steps modeled, and practice applying the steps to sample scenarios fourth graders may face. They take home a family sheet to help them discuss decisions for a healthy future with their parents or guardians.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify situations that might require a thoughtful decision.
  2. Analyze when assistance is needed in making a decision.
  3. List healthy options to issues or problems.
  4. Predict the potential outcomes of each option when making a decision.
  5. Choose a healthy option when making a decision.

SEL Connection

  • responsible decision making

Time: 45 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • SH-0: (ETR) Progress through puberty in a healthy way.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
  • Standard 5: Decision Making
  • Performance Indicator 5.5.1: Identify health-related situations that might require a thoughtful decision.
  • Performance Indicator 5.5.2: Analyze when assistance is needed in making a health-related decision.
  • Performance Indicator 5.5.3: List healthy options to health-related issues or problems.
  • Performance Indicator 5.5.4: Predict the potential outcomes of each option when making a health-related decision.
  • Performance Indicator 5.5.5: Choose a healthy option when making a decision.
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