Human Body

Lesson 18


Debate and defend unit essential questions by stating a claim and then supporting the claim with evidence from the entire unit.

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Target Task


Essential questions deep dive:

  • What makes the human body a “miraculous machine”?
  • Why is the digestive system crucial for survival?
  • What are the best foods to keep our body healthy?
  • What does it mean to eat a “balanced diet”?

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  • This is the final culmination day, in which students should be pushed to synthesize everything that they have learned about the digestive system and nutrition by participating in a rigorous class discussion. Students do not need to analyze all of the unit essential questions, but students should discuss at least two of them.
  • If time, have students write.

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Common Core Standards

  • SL.2.1 — Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.