For Instructors

This lesson explores the evolution of human culture and its relationship to health using statistics of life expectancy as a measure of life expectancy. Factors that influence life expectancy will be shared as students reflect on their own choices and the possible influence of culture on those choices.

  • 2 activities
  • 1 class period
  • Strategies: Discuss, relate to one’s own life, questions one’s choices
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: n/a
    • Connections to health: healthy lifestyle choices

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