Lesson Plan

Thinking Like a Citizen - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 7 - 9

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 explore various avenues for expressing concern and influencing public opinion about the health hazards of smoking. Students assume the role of social activists, and brainstorm ways of focusing media attention on the risks of smoking.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • an awareness of the role that activism plays in promoting awareness of issues such as tobacco
  • an understanding of the difference between constructive forms of activism, and negative forms

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