by Erin Thigpen
With the new school year comes a new opportunity to start a discussion with students about healthy living and community involvement.
LIVESTRONG at School, the award-winning and free health & language arts program created by Scholastic and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, helps teachers do just that by engaging students in a discussion about cancer, treatment and prevention, and what they can do to join the fight against cancer in their community.
Lesson Plans designed for age groups from grades K-12 cover a range of subjects to help students understand the disease, learn how to make healthy choices that reduce the risk of cancer, and become an inspiration to those affected by the disease through supporting loved ones or by volunteering in their community. Each lesson contains printable worksheets and other resources to encourage students to express their thoughts and feelings in the classroom and beyond.
For more information about the LIVESTRONG at School Program,
and to download the free lesson plans and supplementary materials, visit scholastic.com/livestrong today
(Are you a K-12 teacher who has used the LIVESTRONG at School lessons in your classroom? Tell us about your experience in the comments area below!)