A lesson that advocates students thinking critically about "health claims and health products" that are being touted as miracle or natural cures. 3 Interesting activities, that involve critical thinking. Students are encouraged to research and look at evidence using credible sources. Insight is given on wording and the "Advertisement type" to look for when researching. Students are also given insight into how "misleading or fraudulent health claims" are made. "You be the Health Detective" group activity, "You be the Health Detective" individual student activity, writing prompt. clip art, printables, answer sheet, no prep needed.
Specifics Covered in this lesson are:
An explanation of how and why the public is driven to believe in and buy "fraudulent health products."
Informative information on how to find out if a health claim is true, using authorized or reliable sources
Information on the nine common "red flags" of product promotions.
Students are asked to examine 3 products or health claims (included in lesson plan,) to spot if they are "real or fake," in a "You be the Health Detective" group setting
Students are asked to "Be the Health Detective," and research a product or natural cure they personally have heard about or observed.
Students are also asked to write about a time that they, "themselves or a friend," have tried a "failed health product." They are encouraged to write about the experience and the outcome.
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