Lessons for Grades K-2
Welcome to LIVESTRONG at SchoolTM! 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.
LESSON 1: Getting Sick
Begin the LIVESTRONG at School program with a discussion about the difference between sicknesses your students can and cannot catch as well as some ways to reduce their risk for both sicknesses.
LESSON 2: Helping
Use this lesson with your students to generate practical ideas about how they can help people who have cancer.
LESSON 3: Feelings
Students engage in an interactive reading exercise to help them along the way toward recognizing, expressing, and coping with their emotions when someone they know is diagnosed with cancer.
LESSON 4: Acts of Kindness
Use this lesson to illustrate for your students how small acts of kindness can motivate and inspire larger acts, such as working on a community service project or volunteering.