Bring The Bigger Picture Campaign into your classrooms! On this page, you will find writing workshop lesson plans inspired by each of our short films and The Bigger Picture Tool Kit. The format of each of the video-specific lesson plans is below. Each lesson plan includes a transcript of the poem, correlating facts and statistics, and activities and prompts to inspire young people to connect the rising epidemic of Type 2 diabetes with their personal environments and experiences.
Workshop Format Breakdown
These questions are intended to generate discussion around different contributing factors to Type 2 diabetes. They are leading questions into the subject matter of the lesson.
The activity portion is an idea generator to explore the topics of the lesson deeper.
Watch the correlating video that goes along with each lesson.
Begin a discussion with reactions to the film and then use the discussion questions to expand on student ideas.
These are suggested writing prompts for the lesson. Share these prompts with your students and ask them to “free write.” Free writing is stream-of-consciousness writing with only two rules: no wrong answers and the standard is yourself.
Participants share their writing to the group.