About This Project

This CALENDAR is a tool; the school year dates are general guides. Items are color coded, corresponding to the colors of the Eat, Move, Learn modules on the website. When using the modules in an after school program or with youth programs, such as 4-H or Boy Scouts, you may modify the time between the activities to be shorter.


September

Step To It: Weeks 2-10 include desk work one day per week to record steps in Step Tracker (interactive animation)

Month of September

October

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November

(Energy In Energy Out, 2 days total)
Mondays were used for this calendar - the lapse in time between the two lessons is up to the teacher. The time between Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 provides reminders of the importance of the use of pedometers.

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December

The month of December is intentionally left blank for holidays and rescheduling
Alternatively, this may be a good month to do the
 Energy In, Energy Out Lessons 1 & 2.

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January

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February

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March

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April

Alternatively, the What's the Story module or the renovation for the Nation module could be started later and would occur in April or into May depending upon school breaks or testing.
April and May are also good months to reschedule module activities.

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Detail for Each Lesson


 Step To It: Lesson 1

  • Estimated Time: 45 - 55 minutes
  • Animations: Step To It
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: Student Journal
  • Computers Needed: At Least 1 with projector or may have students at computer lab for Step To It
  • Activity Synopsis: Students receive pedometers and use them to track steps in a journal during first week. Students make predictions about movement over 10-week period.
  • Time Frame: 1st Monday of full week of school
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Step To It: Lesson 2

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: Step Tracker
  • Handouts: Student Journal (previously used)
  • Computer Needed: At least 1 available to show students how to enter steps on Step Tracker
  • Activity Synopsis: Students review baseline data and use a special step-tracking tool to track steps. Students set step goals. Students track step data and work toward meeting recommended movement goals.
  • Time Frame: A Monday one week after Step To It - Lesson 1
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Energy In, Energy Out: Lesson 1

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: Energy In and Energy Out
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: Energy In, Energy Out Prediction Page
  • Computer Needed: At least 1 with projector to show Energy In and Energy Out
  • Activity Synopsis: Students will view and discuss Energy In and Energy Out animations to better understand energy and the tools scientist use to measure it.
  • Time Frame: A Monday after Step To It - Lesson 2
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Energy In, Energy Out: Lesson 2

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: In-and-Out O-Meter
  • Handouts: Energy In, Energy Out Reflection Page
  • Computer Needed: Computer Lab for students to interact with In-and-Out O-Meter
  • Activity Synopsis: Students use the In-and-Out-O-Meter to understand caloric intake and caloric output. Additionally, students will use food nutrition labels to learn about foods and reflect on their experiences in his or her Energy In, Energy Out Student Reflection Page.
  • Time Frame: A Monday after Energy In, Energy Out - Lesson 2
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Step To It: Lesson 3

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: Student Journal (previously used), Daily New Template, Simplified Daily Steps Log
  • Computer Needed: None
  • Activity Synopsis: Students review data collected over 10-week period, draw conclusions, make recommendations and share findings on ways to increase movement.
  • Time Frame: A Monday 10 weeks after Step To It - Lesson 2
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What's the Story: Lesson 1

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: U.S. Obesity Trends Map, Portion Distortion Trends and What´s the Story? Interactive Timeline.
  • Handouts: None
  • In-and-Out O-Meter
  • Computer Needed: At least 1 with projector to show U.S. Obesity Trends Map, Portion Distortion Trends and What´s the Story? Interactive Timeline
  • Activity Synopsis: Students will be introduced to the following animations: U.S. Obesity Trends Map, Portion Distortion Trends and What´s the Story? Interactive Timeline. They will also discuss three key professions in health related research.
  • Time Frame: 1st Monday after Winter Break
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What's the Story: Lesson 2

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: What's the Story? Group Guide: Nutritionists, Physiologists and Anthropologists
  • Computers Needed: Yes- 1 for each group of students to work on Power Point Templates (Complete 1st 4 slides): Nutritionists, Physiologists and Anthropologists
  • Activity Synopsis: Students will be divided into three groups representing the three different professions to make observations and collect data. They will read and summarize research articles in a PowerPoint Presentation Time Frame: 1st Tuesday after Winter Break
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What's the Story: Lesson 3

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: Surveys: Nutritionists, Physiologists and Anthropologists
  • Computers Needed: Yes, 1 for each group to work on PowerPoint slides 5 and 6 - making hypotheses about activities, diets and environment of their classmates.
  • Activity Synopsis: Each group will choose one assessment method for the entire class to conduct. Groups will discuss their choice with their class. Students will make observations, collect data, record findings and track their experiences on their assessment sheets.
  • Time Frame: 1st Wednesday after Winter Break
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What's the Story: Lesson 4

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: Presentation Rubric
  • Computers Needed: Yes, 1 for each group to work on PowerPoint slides 5 and 6 making hypotheses about activities, diets and environment of their classmates.
  • Activity Synopsis: Students share their findings within their group. Groups combine and assess their findings. Working in their presentation template, each student group will completed their presentation.
  • Time Frame: 3 weeks after What's the Story - Lesson 3
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What's the Story: Lesson 5

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: Presentation Rubric (just review)
  • Computers Needed: 1 with projector
  • Activity Synopsis: Students share presentations and discuss ways to share research with others in community or nationally.
  • Time Frame: The next day after What's the Story - Lesson 4
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Renovation for the Nation: Lesson 1

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: Case Study Samples; Student Planning Guide - Day 1
  • Computers Needed: None
  • Activity Synopsis: Students will identify problems and strategies through brainstorming. Students should be divided into groups.
  • Time Frame: 1st Monday after month of What's the Story - Lesson 5
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Renovation for the Nation: Lesson 2

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes - 2 days
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: Case Study Samples, Student Planning Guide - Day 2
  • Computers Needed: 1 for each group - to create their forms for their experiment
  • Activity Synopsis: Teacher led discussion on measurement and experimental design. In groups, students will devise their own experiment after class discussion. Students will conduct their experiment by using their measurement tool created.
  • Time Frame: Next 2 days after Renovation for the Nation - Lesson 1
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Renovation for the Nation: Lesson 3

  • Estimated Time: 45-55 minutes - 2 days
  • Animations: None
  • Interactive Animation: None
  • Handouts: Sample Letter
  • Computers Needed: 1 for each group - to type up letter to principal
  • Activity Synopsis: Students will review and analyze data and draw conclusions. Share findings and make recommendations by writing a letter to principal or the school board using the letter templates.
  • Time Frame: Next 2 days following the Renovation for the Nation experiment
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