Title

How to Make Homemade "Creative Teaching Aides" for Health Lessons

Presenter Information

Amber Diimmel

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Creating homemade Outrageous Teaching Aids can add powerful teaching moments to any lesson. To help make meaningful connections to junior high students at Morgan Middle School during a 3-day Nutrition/Body Image unit, two aides were created. The first is a Sugar Board that helps students put into perspective the amount of sugar that is found in typical beverages they consume. The visual of mounds of sugar next to each beverage helps individuals to “Rethink Their Drink”. For the body image piece of the unit, a Life Size Barbie cardboard model was created based on the proportions of the actual Barbie doll. The life size version yields a six foot tall female that would have to stand on all fours to support the disproportionate body parts. The visual helps students to be aware of the media ploys that are utilized to sell a product.

Poster Number

2

Faculty Mentor(s)

Mark Perez

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

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How to Make Homemade "Creative Teaching Aides" for Health Lessons

SURC Ballroom C/D

Creating homemade Outrageous Teaching Aids can add powerful teaching moments to any lesson. To help make meaningful connections to junior high students at Morgan Middle School during a 3-day Nutrition/Body Image unit, two aides were created. The first is a Sugar Board that helps students put into perspective the amount of sugar that is found in typical beverages they consume. The visual of mounds of sugar next to each beverage helps individuals to “Rethink Their Drink”. For the body image piece of the unit, a Life Size Barbie cardboard model was created based on the proportions of the actual Barbie doll. The life size version yields a six foot tall female that would have to stand on all fours to support the disproportionate body parts. The visual helps students to be aware of the media ploys that are utilized to sell a product.