Modern Language

My Healthy Lifestyle! - Grade 5-8 (30 minutes)

Related to: SDG 3, SDG 6, SDG 12

Intro: Your overall lifestyle should include being healthy. Living a healthy lifestyle can help avoid long-term illnesses and chronic diseases. In addition to this, it is also beneficial for your self-esteem and self-image. In life, it is incredibly important to feel good about yourself. Whether it be playing the sports you love or eating the right meals, it's so important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by doing what is right for your body.

  1. Activity:

1) Watch this video on healthy habits you need in your life.

2) What does it mean to be healthy for you? Spend 5-10 minutes thinking about this and make a brainframe. In the meantime, consider tthose aspects of your lifestyle that are healthy for you. This could include sports, eating habits, the family/friends you are surrounded by, and more!

3) Using your modern language skills, create a google presentation about your healthy lifestyle :) Have fun!


Ask your students what they have learnt about:

  • What it means to be healthy

  • Why being healthy is important

  • Development of new language vocabulary

Making a Menu! - Grade 7-8 (30 minutes)

Related to: SDG 2 and SDG 3

Intro: A balanced diet helps to avoid malnutrition and diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and stroke. It essential for good health and nutrition and everyone should make a point to incorporate eating healthy into their lifestyle.

Scenario: Pretend you're in process of developing your own restaurant. Create a menu of three nutritious meals that you'd like to serve to your customers.

1) Visit this link for more information regarding the 5 food groups.

1) Assign one person to be the waiter and the other to be the customer in groups of two. Make a 2- to 3-minute skit in which you converse in your modern language and place an order for a nutritious meal. Things to perhaps include in your script would be order recommendations from the waiter, how spicy/sweet/sour a particular food is, the food prices, etc.


Ask your students what they have learned about:

  • The importance of eating healthy

  • How to maintain a balanced diet

*Extra bonus tips for integrating more SDG Goals into your script such as responsible consumption and production (food waste), decent work and economic growth, climate action (vegan restaurant).

Sustainable Leaders! Grades 5-8 (20 minutes)

Related to: *Possibly all SDG goals (depending on how creative you get)

Intro: Leaders that support sustainability build and restore ecosystems that encourage broad-based quality improvement. They help people adapt and thrive in increasingly dynamic environments by allowing them to benefit from one another's diverse behaviors.


1) Create a PowerPoint in your modern language and research 3, sustainable leaders, that you are interested in.

2) Include information regarding who they are, what they do, how they inspire others, etc.

3) Share your findings in breakout rooms of three!


  • Students recognize the importance and value of sustainable leadership

  • Students increase their vocabulary in their modern language

  • Students broaden their horizons by learning about a variety of leaders

Personal sustainability - Grade 5-8 (30 minutes)

Related to: SDG 11, SDG 12

Intro: In this activity, students ponder over the question "Are my everyday actions sustainable? Why or why not?". Personal awareness is understanding the connections between personal + social behaviour and well-being. In other words, being aware of one's actions and its impact on the world encourages them to make constructive and ethical decisions and take action on their personal sustainable habits.


1) Ask students to chat with a partner and create brainstorm brainframe about small ways to be sustainable. Consider the small actions in your daily life. This could include recycling bottles, plastic usage...

2) "Are my everyday actions sustainable? Why or why not?" Use your modern language skills to create a script and then a google presentation no longer than 5 minutes!


Ask your students what they have learnt about:

  • Their awareness of their personal actions - sustainable or not?

  • What they will do in response to this realization

  • Development of new language vocabulary