The lesson plan identifies national health education standards which it adopts from the National academy of sciences and the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). The one national standard that this lesson plan addresses from the National academy of sciences is that of science in personal and social perspective by emphasizing concern on personal and community health. The others which it addresses from the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning are: knowing how to maintain and promote personal health; knowing essential concepts about prevention and control of disease and understanding the fundamental concepts of growth and development (California & California, 2009).
The lesson plan provides an elaborately detailed list of procedures to be followed by the learner and this constitutes mastery. These engage the learner in discussions as well as analysis of foods high in nutrients and creation of food diaries.
The lesson plan, however, does not provide rationale for action. Despite its failure to do so, from the procedures which are developed to take the learner through the learning process through the lesson, one can see that collaboration is enhanced through group work, communication through discussion, and critical and creative thinking is addressed through devising of personalized MyPyramid plan.
The materials provided by the lesson plan include My Pyramid: Simple Steps to Healthy Living, computers which have internet access and printers. Their use is integrated in the procedures which are meant to effect learning in the learner.
The lesson is planned in such a way that it is learner-centered. The activities of understanding the concepts on good nutrition and those related to it are planned in a step by step procedure to help the learner understand the concept effectively. Discussions and group works form the ...Show more