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Digital Unit Plan Template

Unit Title: How Healthy Am I?

Name: Ryan Carroll

Content Area: Physical Education

Grade Level: 8

CA Content Standard(s)/Common Core Standard(s):

CA Content Standard 4.5: Explain the effects of nutrition and weight control and self-concept.
CA Content Standard/ Common Core Standard 4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,
including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone,
including analogies or allusions to other texts. (Reading)
CA Content Standard/ Common Core Standard 2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including career development
documents (e.g., simple business letters and job applications), to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information
through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. (Writing)

Big Ideas/Unit Goals:

The goals for this unit are for the students to understand the words and phrases in nutrition, to understand correct meal
choices and how to plan their own meals by choosing the right kinds of foods, to practice reading the food pyramid and understand
portion sizes, to analyze articles on nutrition to gain new insight on this topic, and for students to understand nutrition well enough
that they can apply the information they learned for the rest of their lives.
Unit Summary:

The nutrition unit gets the students understanding the importance of evaluating what they eat all of the time so that they
know they are making the best choice for their body. Students will be able to understand specific nutrition terms and concepts
through reading articles and be able to apply the concepts through structured writing. They will understand key nutrients that are
crucial to the body. Students will also create an iPad lesson that will help students understand nutrients and how to apply the
nutrients to their diet. The students comprehend an article about the food pyramid and gain new insight to understand the correct
serving amounts the students are choosing what to eat. Through activities, students can determine if what they are about to eat is
either good for them or not, which will help eliminate certain foods from their diets by just knowing basic nutrition. All of the
activities are meant to give the student in-depth knowledge on nutrition and give them tools to plan and determine what they
should be ingesting on their own.

Assessment Plan:

Entry-Level:

Formative:

Summative:

- Survey: Survey Monkey; How healthy


am I?

- KWL Chart: Students will create a KWL


chart in response to the food pyramid
article.

- Nutrition Project: Poster on the


knowledge of the unit of nutrition.

- Quick Write: Discuss your knowledge


on nutrition.

- Quiz: Various key nutrients in various


foods & various types of vitamins.

- Essay: Students will demonstrate their


knowledge of the unit by responding to a
relevant prompt.

- Critical Thinking Questions:


Questions about the unit that make
students think in-depth.
- Rankings: Most important key nutrients
for your body.

Lesson 1

Student Learning
Objective:
Students will be able
to identify, analyze,
evaluate and apply
concepts of key
nutrients to eating
healthy.

Acceptable
Evidence
(Assessments):
Students will take a
survey on nutrition.
Students will write a
quick write on their
previous knowledge of
nutrition.
The students will rank
words and phrases in
importance.

Lesson Activities:
- Students will take a survey on nutrition.
- Students will write a quick write their previous knowledge on nutrition.
- The students will first listen/watch a PowerPoint lecture on the basics of
nutrition and its importance to apply the information in their lives.
- The teacher will do a read aloud with the article on nutrition. The students will
have a copy of the article in front of them where they will follow along.
- There will then be a class discussion on the important ideas and terms from the
article.
- The students will then get in pairs and write a list down of the most influential
words/phrases to them and rank them from 1-10 (1 being the least important).

Lesson 2

Student Learning
Objective:

Acceptable
Evidence:

Students will be able


to recognize key
nutrients in a variety
of different food items.

Students will have to


answer questions in a
quiz format on key
nutrients.
Students have to
create an iPad collage
of key nutrients in
foods.

Lesson Activities:
-Lecture on key nutrients. The lecture is to be shorter than the previous lesson.
The lecture will cover some information from the last class as well as types of
food that nutrients are found in.
- Next, the students will take a nutrition quiz to check for understanding.
- Students will then find a partner and discuss each others answers and if a
question was answered wrong, the students must work together to try to find a
solution.
- The last activity is to explain the iPad lesson. The teacher shows the students a
couple example of the work he expects them to do
- Explain the project and discuss the rubric.

Nutrition Poster Project

Lesson 3

Student Learning
Objective:

Acceptable
Evidence:

Students will be able


to identify and apply
portion sizes to their
personal diet.

Students will create a


KWL chart that will
assess their
understanding of the
readings and the
concepts discussed in
the lesson.
Students will answer

Lesson Activities:
- First, students will read article on the food pyramid where they will learn about
portion sizes and how many fruits and vegetables they should have a day. This
will help to guide students in the right direction about what they should plan to
eat for meals.
- Students will fill out a KWL chart before and after reading the article.
- Lecture on nutrition planning, the teacher gives a PowerPoint presentation
about examples of a meal plan that includes what and how much is in the plan.
The lecture also describes serving sizes, how to portion foods, and counting
calories.
- Lastly, students will be using calorie counters on the computers/phones to
determine their calorie intakes with their daily routines, so they know how many

critical thinking
questions written on
the board.

calories they can ingest through out the day.


- Prompt for the short essay is given. Students have 20 minutes to complete it.

Students will write a


summative essay to
show their knowledge
of nutrition.
Unit Resources:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/101/nutrition-basics/start-with-the-basics.aspx (Nutrition Article)


http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/101/nutrition-basics/fruits-and-vegetables.aspx (Fruit & Vegetables
Article)
http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/101/nutrition-basics/food-pyramid.aspx (Food Pyramid Article)
http://district.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/snaflib/files/Games/Nutrition_Label_Reading5to7.pdf (Nutrition Label
Sheet)
https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/program/education/us/en/documents/project-design/food/food-diary.pdf
(Food Diary)
http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html (Calorie Counter)
http://1y2u3hx8yml32svgcf0087imj.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/meal-planningtemplate.png (Meal Planner)
Useful Websites:
http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?page=nutri4teachers&sid=0707111738384234
http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/allarticles.aspx
https://www.healthyactivekids.com.au/
www.choosemyplate.gov
www.mypyramidtracker.gov/default.htm
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/games
https://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/kids-teens/stats-and-facts-teens/teens-nutrition.aspx
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/student-nutrition/
http://www.superkidsnutrition.com
http://nutritiondata.self.com
http://www.health.com
http://nutritionstudies.org/articles/
http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/Healthy-Living/Health-Nutrition.aspx

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/nutrition-news/
https://www.weightandwellness.com/resources/articles-and-videos/
https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com
http://www.safeteens.org/nutrition-exercise/
http://www.pamf.org/teen/health/nutrition/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/307522-nutrition-guide-for-teenagers/
https://kids.usa.gov/teens/exercise-fitness-nutrition/index.shtml
http://yth.org/resources/youth-physical-wellness-nutrition/

Entry Level

Assessment Map
Formative

Summative

Survey- How Healthy Am I?


Quick Write- Discuss your knowledge on
nutrition.
KWL Chart- Food pyramid article.
Quiz- Various key nutrients in various foods &
various types of vitamins.
Critical-Thinking Questions- Questions about
the unit that make students think in-depth.
Ranking- Most important key nutrients for your
body.
Essay- Students will
demonstrate their
knowledge of the unit
by responding to a
relevant prompt.
Project- Poster on the
knowledge of the unit of
nutrition.
Guided Notes: Nutrition- Key Nutrients

WHAT IS
NUTRITION
?

- The ___________________________ or obtaining the ______________ necessary


for ______________ and ________________. The study of
_________________________________.
- Question: What does nutrition mean to you?
_____________________________________________________________________.

- These nutrients are____________________________________________________.

KEY
NUTRIENT
S FOR
YOUR
BODY

- Name the six key nutrients:


______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
- React to the video on key nutrients:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.

WATER

- Water helps ______________________ homeostasis in the body and


___________
_____________________________ to cells.
- Water also ____________________ removing ________________________ from
the body.
- You should drink _____________ glasses of water daily.
- ________________ body temperature.
- How much of your body is made of water? _______________
- From the cart, discover how many ounces you should consume. _________
ounces.
- Fat is ______________________ that when consumed, ______________________

_________________ vitamins including vitamin _____________________________.


- Provides _______________.
FATS

- Unsaturated Fats:
____________________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________________.
- Saturated Fats:
____________________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________________________.
- Draw two examples of food that include unsaturated fats:

FATS
- Draw two examples of food that include saturated fats:

- REACTION TO THE QUOTE:


The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of
medicine or the slowest form of poison. - Ann Wigmore
QUOTE

- What is your reaction to the quote and how does it related to the content
we are learning about?
_______________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________.

CARBOHYDRATES

- Carbohydrates are _______________________ for the brain.


- Without carbohydrates, _________________________________ properly.
- Sources include ________, breads and _________, starchy __________ and
_____.
Make at least _________________ you consume whole grains.
- Whole grains and ________________ of fiber, which reduces the risk of
________
___________ and helps _________________ blood glucose levels.
- Simple carbohydrates:
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
- Complex carbohydrates:
_________________
_______________
_________________
_________________
_________________
- Draw two examples of food that contain carbohydrates:

PROTEIN

- Protein is the __________ structure component of ________ and is


___________
for the __________ and ___________ of body tissues.
- Protein is _________ down into __________ acids, which are the _______
blocks

of protein.
-Protein amounts for ____% of our diet.
- Draw two examples of food that contain protein:

VITAMINS

- Vitamin A
____________________________________________________________________.
- Vitamin B
____________________________________________________________________.
- Vitamin C
____________________________________________________________________.
- Vitamin D
____________________________________________________________________.
- Vitamin E
____________________________________________________________________.
- Vitamin K
____________________________________________________________________.
- Help __________ and ____________ work together.
- Found in __________ leafy ______________ and whole ____________.

MINERALS

- Sodium: Helps to ____________ fluid volume outside the ______ and


________
cells to ____________ normally.
- Potassium: Maintains _________ volume _______ and ________ of cells and
prevents the excess rise of _____________ with increased _________ intake.
- Calcium: Helps to ___________ and build ___________ bones and __________.

- FINAL THOUGHTS:
Based off of your personal physical demand, what key nutrients do
you need to implement into your daily diet in order for your body to
be healthier? Think of the 6 key nutrients from the lecture and try to
incorporate them into your answer.

____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
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