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Affection, Attraction, and Friendship Teacher Resources
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Students examine and identify their own positive character traits and friendship skills and how to make new friends. They discuss the importance of friendship, listen to the book "The 329th Friend," and create an invitation for a new potential friend to eat lunch with them.
What are healthy friendships? What makes a friendship unhealthy? There are several worksheets for your high schoolers to do to answer some of these questions and more about their friends and ideas about friendship. Inspire some great conversations with your class, who will definitely have something to say about the topic.
Students brainstorm the causes of breakdowns in relationships, learn the main factors of interpersonal attraction and discuss these factors through learning from each other. Students also explore how the pressures of having a busy life can affect relationships and to what extent can a break up be friendly.
Pupils are asked: How can rumors affect possible relationships?, How can a celebrity romance help the careers of those involved?, and Are celebrity relationships doomed from the start? Students are then divided into groups to see if they agree to the following questions: What are the most important factors in forming a relationship? and Why do friends make us feel happy?
Students create a painting that clearly exemplifies the use of primary pigments to make secondary pigments. They demonstrate the distinction between value and saturation. They explain the affect of adjacent colors on each other and discuss Wright's use of color in The Blacksmith's Shop.
Research various types of bridge designs. Your class will be asked to consider what it would be like without bridges while learning about how they work. They will construct a model bridge based on given parameters. They then calculate cable circumferences, length and thickness. There are many activities with this plan including geometric shapes, trusses, and rubric for evaluation. This could easily be made into a unit.