Vaping advocacy activity

*Stickers designed by Jennifer, Grade 8

Hey 8th graders! You’re going to try and combat all of the tricks used by JUULs on social media by creating a campaign of your own. After reading this article from the (upcoming!) November issue of Choices Magazine, What JUUL’s Hiding, you’re going to get to work creating a clever message- either with a social media post, laptop sticker, infographic, any other method- to let your friends know about the real risk involved with choosing to vape.

The latest on vaping and e-cigarettes….

Vaping is a huge issue, in school communities, and in the news. The November issue of Choices Magazine features a story on how the makers of JUUL’s- the most popular brand of e-cigarettes- and all of the tricks they used to introduce nicotine addiction to a whole new generation of teens. Read the article online

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Analyzing the Scientific Evidence Behind Health News

Another awesome lesson plan from the folks at New York Times. This one takes an in-depth look at health news and hits NHES3 (Accessing Information), NHES2 (Analyzing Influences) and NHES 8 (Advocacy). Would love to team up with the librarian and a science teacher for this!

Source: ‘Chocolate Found to Stave Off Death!’ Analyzing the Scientific Evidence Behind Health Headlines – The New York Times

What Influences Teenagers to Drink?

This post originally appeared on Choices.Scholastic.com In the old-school method of health education, we were taught that alcohol use was mostly caused by peer pressure, and I grew up envisioning high school as some sort of giant John Hughes party where everyone would be forcing me to drink alcohol if I wanted to be cool.

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Teaching Kids to Challenge Gender Stereotypes

Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors. … Over the last year or so, there’s been a large amount of attention in the media on gender stereotypes and how they can be limiting for all of us, especially children. So what exactly are gender

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