Mirror Image - Lesson Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 5 to 8

Author: This lesson has been adapted from Smoke-Free for Life, a smoking prevention curriculum supplement from the Nova Scotia Department of Health, Drug Dependency and Tobacco Control Unit.

In this lesson, students analyze their own body image and consider what they wish they could change. They discuss how smoking relates to body image, particularly for young women, and learn about the link between beauty and smoking.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate:
  • an awareness of how they feel about their bodies
  • an understanding of how the media can pressure young people to be thin
  • an awareness of how the tobacco industry plays on smoking and thinness to market cigarettes

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