Safe in the Sun
After completing this activity,
students should be able to
- identify harmful effects of the sun's rays on health.
- discuss sun safety guidelines.
- present a clear and focused public service announcement.
students: Do you think that most people are aware of the dangers
of the sun's rays? Do they know how to protect themselves
from sun overexposure? How might this information be effectively
presented to the public? Why is this message so important?
Have students discuss their answers as a group.
Ask for volunteers to present their
public service announcements. Students may prefer to present
either a video or audio recording of their announcements.
Discuss them as a class. What was the message behind the public
service announcements? Were the announcements appropriate
for parents of young children? Why or why not? Do you think
that the announcements would increase awareness of sun safety
issues? Which public service announcements were the most memorable?