Lessons for Grades 3-6
Welcome to LIVESTRONG at School™! Created by Scholastic and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the LIVESTRONG at School program uses national standards-based lessons to teach your students about the realities of cancer. While it is a difficult subject to talk about with kids, the LIVESTRONG Foundation believes that it is important for students to understand what cancer is and how it can be treated. In addition, this program informs your students about ways that they can make a difference and help those with cancer. The lessons and printable worksheets below make it easy for you to share this valuable information with your class.
Begin the LIVESTRONG at School program with a discussion of what cancer is. This lesson allows students to become familiar with relevant words and key terms that are often used when discussing cancer.
This lesson encourages group work and reading comprehension while helping your students see through the myths and into the real facts about cancer.
Students will participate in an important class discussion about what they can do to reduce the risk of getting cancer. Additionally, they will independently apply what they have learned on the Reducing the Risk worksheet.