Author:
Jennifer Schwelik, Jamie Imhoff
Subject:
Family and Consumer Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
Grade:
9
Tags:
Diet, Google Classroom, Healthy Eating, INFOhio, Lesson, Life Skills, Low-glycemic
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0
Language:
English

Low-glycemic Diet

Lesson Overview

Students will read an article talking about the low-glycemic diet, respond on Google Classroom, debate with fellow classmates, and write a 1-3 page paper.

Task 1: Reading

Low-glycemic DietTeacher prep:Add the article to Google Classroom. To do this, create a question in Google Classroom. Find the article “Low-glycemic Diet”. While in the HTML version of the article, click the Google Classroom icon (right side toolbar). Select the class you want to share it with. Create a question. Click Post.

Resource list:Link to the Research Starter "Low Glycemic Diet"  Direct link: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ers&AN=94415929&site=eds-live&scope=site&authtype=cookie,ip,custuid&custid=infohio

Procedure:Intro: Have students brainstorm all the diets they have heard of and list them on the board. Say: Today, we are going to look closely at the Low-glycemic diet. You will read an article in Google Classroom and respond. We will then debate the pros and cons of the low-glycemic diet. We will end by writing a short paper that supports our opinion of the low-glycemic diet.

Have you ever heard of a person going on a diet?  What did the person have to do differently?  What was the result of the diet?  Sometimes people diet for specific health reasons beyond loosing weight. 

Next, read this article on the Low Glycemic Diet.  While you read, take notes.  You will need to remember what you have read for a class discussion. 

Task 2: Pros and Cons of Low Glycemic Diet

Using Google Classroom, paper, or small groups,  have the students respond by listing three reasons the article list for why a low glycemic diet is effective for weight loss. Then  three reasons the article lists as the “problems” with the low glycemic approach.Provide feedback in Google Classroom once the students respond to the question.

Discussion: Have the students discuss the pros and cons in class. You could write all of the pros the students come up with on the board in one column, and all of the cons in another column, as they throw out suggestions.Paper: Have students find articles that support the low-glycemic diet or the problems of the low-glycemic diet depending on their opinion.

Write down three reasons the article list for why a low glycemic diet is effective for weight loss.

 

Task 3: Pros and Cons, Part Two

Using Google Classroom, paper, or small groups,  have the students respond by listing three reasons the article list for why a low glycemic diet is effective for weight loss. Then  three reasons the article lists as the “problems” with the low glycemic approach.Provide feedback in Google Classroom once the students respond to the question.

Write down three reasons the article lists as "problems” with the low glycemic approach.

Task 4: Discussion

Discussion: Have the students discuss the pros and cons in class. You could write all of the pros the students come up with on the board in one column, and all of the cons in another column, as they throw out suggestions.

Write down all the pros and cons you can think of for the Low Glycemic Diet.   Be prepared to discuss this in class. 

Task 5: Diet research

Have students find articles that support the low-glycemic diet or the problems of the low-glycemic diet depending on their opinion. Have them write a 1-3 page paper with evidence that supports their opinion.

Search for more information on the low-glycemic diet in INFOhio.  Use ISearch to help you find articles.  Look for articles that support the diet and articles that criticize the diet. 

As you read, be sure to keep track of your reading by:

1. Taking notes. (Use the Organize to Take Notes Resource, below)

2. Maintaining a list of sources with citations.  (Use Google Keep Resource, below)