Lesson Plan

How to tell if it is a good day for swimming

Students will be walked through the steps it takes to determine whether they should go swimming in Lake Superior on any given day

Students will be able to...

State what steps they need to take to determine if it is safe to swim

Identify two potential hazards that Lake Superior poses

Analyze information to determine if a day is right for swimming in Lake Superior


Health & Wellness
Grades 12
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1 The hook

Activity: Presenting

Use visuals of polluted beach water, rip currents and swimmers itch to engage students for the rest of the lesson.

Student Instructions

Listen to the presentation by the instructor

2 Direct Instruction

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Have students watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH_yg4hqoW8

Next, have them watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phzklkub6o8

3 Guided Practice

Have students draw on Google Earth or Google Maps to digitally draw the potential hazards they could encounter on their favorite beach.

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Presenting

Students will get into small groups to create a presentation on what they have learned about hazards and how to avoid them. They will also share additional resources they have found. The groups will then each present their presentation.