Health is a Big Idea that impacts everyone. It cuts across science, history, policy, habits, age, gender, culture and geography. As a source for a challenge, health can be contextualized and made meaningful in almost every situation and involve all academic disciplines.
In this case, the simple challenge of “Be Healthy” provides a wide variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary and meaningful investigation resulting in positive action. The challenge can be addressed individually or as part of a group of community. It seeks to help learners take control of their health by providing a learning and decision-making framework to sort through at times an overwhelming amount of information and make informed decisions.
Big Idea: Health
Essential Question: How do we develop a healthy lifestyle?
Challenge: Be Healthy!
Sample Guiding Questions
These are only example questions we encourage you to ask as many personal and contextual questions as possible.
*Once you brainstorm all of the questions organize and prioritize them.
Guiding Activities and Resources
These are only a set of example activities and resources and the learners will need to evaluate the quality of the content. They are not verified or necessarily supported, just examples. The ones that you choose should be in direct relationship to your specific guiding questions and context. Activities and resources for adults, adolescents, and younger children will be different. The goal is to develop solutions that mean something in your community and are sustainable.
Using the research findings from your Investigations develop a synthesis that demonstrates a clear understanding of the challenge
Solution Prototypes – Using your research synthesis create multiple ideas for solutions and review each one to make sure your research supports it. Share the prototypes with various stakeholders and get feedback.
Solution – with the feedback from the stakeholders develop one solution that has the most potential for success.
Implement – Develop a plan to implement the solution with the stakeholders and collect data about the impact.
Evaluate – Using quantitative and qualitative measures determine if the solution is valid and what can be improved.
Throughout the experience take time to document the events and reflect on what is happening to build on prior knowledge and identify future questions.
Share what you learned with your local community and the world. Use #CBLWorld on social media.