Food Allergies: Grades 6-8

This Food Allergies: Grades 6-8 lesson plan also includes:

Over two lessons, scholars use articles and discussions to define what a food allergy is and identify the most common food allergens. Small groups prepare a skit showcasing how the body exhibits an allergic reaction. Learners examine nutrition labels for hidden allergens.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite the school nurse to add to the discussion about food allergies
  • If a pupil feels comfortable, allow them to speak to their peers about living with a food allergy
  • Administer the quiz before and after the lessons to act as a pre and post-test
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies, computers with internet access, and visual recording devices
Pros
  • Brings awareness to food allergies and the struggles that come along with them
  • Offers extension opportunities
  • The quiz comes with an answer key
Cons
  • None