Students explore the short-term and long-term effects of tobacco use on both physical health and finances over time.
I can explain the effects of smoking on physical health and finances over time.
Article (see attachments)
Information Sheet (see attachments)
KWL Chart/Graphic Organizer (see attachments)
How to use a KWL Chart
Harmful consequences of smoking
- Teacher co-creates KWL Chart with students by having them Think-Pair-Share about what they think they know about tobacco use and what they wonder (questions).
- Teacher asks students to reflect on what the connections might be between smoking, health and money (finances). The ideas are added to the class KWL Chart.
- Teacher divides students into groups and introduces two learning centres. In one, an article has students learn about what goes into manufacturing cigarettes and their short and long-term health risks. In another, an information sheet shows students the cost of cigarettes. They use the information to calculate how much a smoker could spend over a period of 1, 15 and 40 years.
- Students complete both activities in groups using the KWL Chart/Graphic Organizer worksheet.
- Teacher leads class discussion about making healthy choices. This information is added to the class KWL Chart.
- Students share their calculations of cigarette costs over time (1, 15 and 40 years) and discuss financial implications.
- After learning about the short and long-term health and financial implications of smoking, what would you say to someone who feels peer pressure to smoke?
- Think about the cost of smoking over more than 10 years and reflect on the impact that could have on someone’s well-being.
- How can decisions that affect our health be connected to our financial well-being?
- How can smoking affect someone’s financial life in the present and future?