Learning Activity: Health
Alternatives to Smoking Interview
Create a rubric for the students to use while evaluating
their classmates’ presentations.
the background information, inform students about the different types of
students to research contact information for health professionals in the
community including Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga instructors using telephone books
and the internet.Have students select a
specialist to interview.
each student develop questions to ask the health professional.Questions should focus on the importance and
purpose of the meditative practice.Additionally, students should understand the culture in which the
practice originated and the benefits of the practice.Students should organize an outline of the
questions that they would like to ask the instructor.If possible, have students peer-review the
questions and if students are nervous they may choose to conduct a mock
interview with a classmate in advance to familiarize themselves with the
should contact the selected health professional and conduct the interview.
Optional:While conducting the interview
students can ask the health professionals if they would be willing to teach a
class for the students at the school.
students present the information to class.Students will evaluate each other presentations using the rubric.
Schedule a field trip for the students to visit a Yoga,
Qigong, or Tai Chi class.
Since the children have become familiar with the
interviewing process, students could interview a smoker and a non-smoker and
compare the results.