Compare and Contrast
Now that the students have defined health, they should be able to write a detailed journal entry about their own health and health behaviors. The journal entry should include the following explanations:
•What actions do you take to be healthy?
•Which of your other actions would be considered unhealthy?
•How healthy do you feel? Are the people in your family healthy?
•How do you define “health” or “healthy” in your own words?
•Do you have a role model when it comes to healthy (or unhealthy) behavior? (Mom, dad, brother, sister, friend)
Students should include examples from physical, mental (emotional) and social health. They should jot down activities that they do on a daily or regular basis to help them remember what they do that is healthy or unhealthy. They can also refer to their concept map. The journal entry, when completed, should be kept in a folder or notebook, as it will be the first entry in a series.