Your school district needs to improve attendance.
One of the common reasons students miss school is due to illness. A
major focus to address the problem is to improve individual behavior. Your class is to
design campaigns to teach healthy habits that promote good health. Select
a single topic. Develop a message and program for an age group: elementary,
intermediate 3-5, middle school 6-8, high school 9-12. The campaign
may use print, web based and/or multimedia resources.
* Conduct a survey of your class.
What is their yearly
absenteeism rate? Chart the results.
Why did they miss school? Make some general categories: illness, appointment, travel...
* What is your state's health ranking? Check it out on the interactive map at America's Health Rankings
* Create a marketing campaign with several specific
steps to better health.
Your campaign must state the problem.
it is a problem.
What is your school's absenteeism rate for students? (Hint: Your school's annual No Child Left Behind Report card will give you that number. This is a public document.)
Set a SMART goal - (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results oriented, Time related.)
Strive to make the program appealing to the age group
you have chosen. Think from the child's perspective.
Show them the benefits of your suggestions.
Be realistic. (Your approach should be "doable"
in the real world.)
Be cost effective. (Giving each kid an expensive reward
for better health is out.)
Proof the project. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work.
As a class - Evaluate the campaign projects.
Present the winning project to your student council, your school's administration or the School Board.
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