Primary Standard: Health Promotion
and Disease Prevention
Plan Title: “Smash Smokeless Tobacco
HE.K.1.6 Identify tobacco as a harmful substance.
Mastery Level: Students will identify why tobacco is a harmful substance.
Materials: two beanbags per student, teacher-created picture cards for each group or pair of students, tape
Discuss tobacco as a plant and farming.
Emphasize that even though tobacco is natural plant, it is harmful to the body in many ways (teeth, gums, heart, lungs).
Divide class into partner pairs.
Create by the following picture cards:
(Other body parts both correct and incorrect choices)
Play “Smash Tobacco Use Bull's-Eye”. Propose various questions to the pairs. Have each person toss beanbag to the body part that correctly answers each question. For each correctly answered question the pair scores a point. Process each question after student choice. Emphasis should be on all tobacco use is harmful. Sample questions include:
Which body parts in the mouth are affected when snuff or chewing tobacco is used?
Which body part helps us breathe and is affected by smoking?
Which body part pumps blood to all parts of the body and is affected when smokeless tobacco, cigarettes, cigars or other forms of tobacco are used?
Which body part is used to chew food and is affected by the use of smokeless tobacco?
(Of course—add questions as student need dictates.)
Additional Health Learning Plan Links: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/print/smokelesstobacco.html A site for parents that has links to the American Cancer Society, CDC, and NIH