Jump Rope For Heart - Quitting Is Cooler

Jump Rope For Heart - Quitting Is Cooler

Lesson 2 of 4 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students investigate the impact of smoking and tobacco use on the body. They explore the powerful role of the media in the promotion and prevention of smoking. They consider how they could influence people to quit smoking. They may need to conduct some research to use in a quit smoking campaign.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand the impact of smoking and tobacco use on the body, particularly the heart
  • explore the powerful role of the media in the promotion and prevention of smoking.

Success Criteria:

Students can...

  • conduct independent research on the effects of smoking on the body and, in particular, the heart
  • creatively apply their knowledge of persuasive media and the health effects of smoking to create an effective anti-smoking campaign.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 5 English:

  • Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features on particular audiences (ACELT1795)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)

Year 6 English:

  • Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (ACELY1709)
  • Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text (ACELY1711)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)

Years 5 & 6 Health and Physical Education:

  • Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054)
  • Recognise how media and important people in the community influence personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours (ACPPS057)
  • Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (ACPPS058)

Syllabus outcomes: EN3-1A, EN3-1A, EN3-2A, EN3-3A, EN3-5BPHS3.12, SLS3.13, DMS3.2

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Relevant parts of Year 5 English achievement standards: Students develop and explain a point of view about a text, selecting information, ideas and images from a range of resources. They create persuasive texts for different purposes and audiences. 

Relevant parts of Year 6 English achievement standards: Students understand how the use of text structures can achieve particular effects. They show how specific details can be used to support a point of view. They explain how their choices of language features and images are used. Students create detailed texts elaborating on key ideas for a range of purposes and audiences.

Relevant parts of Years 5 & 6 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students describe their own and others’ contributions to health, physical activity, safety and wellbeing. They describe the key features of health-related fitness and the significance of physical activity participation to health and wellbeing.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Jump Rope For Heart: Jump Champions – Years 5 & 6

Time required: 55 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – facilitate whole-class discussion before supporting students to work independently

Resources required

  • Art supplies – pencils and markers, etc.
  • Butcher’s paper or large white paper
  • Device capable of creating media, such as an iPad or camera
  • Device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Poster Template – one copy per student
  • Student Worksheet – one copy per student

Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Community engagement
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Digital literacy
  • Enterprise
  • Empathy
  • Initiative
  • Leadership

Additional info

The Heart Foundation’s ready-made skipping program, Jump Rope for Heart, helps primary school students move more and have fun, while they raise funds for heart research, patient support and programs that help save lives.

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