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Mission: Health 2nd Grade

Mission Health logoIn this wellness and obesity prevention course for second graders, students learn to think critically about the food choices available to them, as well as the difference between sedentary, aerobic, and everyday activities. Set in outer space, the four main characters are on a quest to learn more about eating right and getting the right kinds of physical activity. This course is designed to be teacher-facilitated via an interactive white board, and features six interactive mini-lessons, engaging videos, and educational games that give students the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned. 

 

Delivery Method

The delivery method is blended, utilizing a combination of online lessons and activities, and offline classroom activities.

Target Course Length

The target course length is approximately 5-1/4 hours, including online time, and offline time for classroom activities.

Objectives

After completing Mission: Health 2nd Grade, students will be able to:

  • Describe at least three healthy behaviors they can do each day.
  • Describe why it is important to eat a variety of healthy foods each day.
  • Recognize the basic food groups, and give one example from each group.
  • List two benefits of physical activity.
  • Name two physical activities they could do with their family or friends.
  • Identify three places or locations in which they could be physically active.
  • Recognize multiple dimensions of health in everyday life.
  • Name two trusted adults who can help them stay healthy.
  • Identify a personal health goal.
  • Identify steps to achieve a goal.
  • Discuss a health goal with a family member or trusted adult.
  • Demonstrate health-enhancing behaviors, such as participating in physical activity, eating healthy foods, and getting proper rest.

Sample Activity

Who Wants to be Healthy?

Who Wants to be Healthy?

This activity, modeled on the game show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”, tests students on their knowledge of the health topics covered in Mission: Health.

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