Affection, Attraction, and Friendship Teacher Resources
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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 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.
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.
Learners 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.
Students investigate pathogens that can be present in pork products and summarize the responsibilities of pork farmers in ensuring the safety of their products. They also investigate the affects of hog farming on the environment and communities.
Go back in time and do the math for the major land purchases in US history. An activity testing skills in scientific notation and exponent rules allows learners to research the three major land purchases and use those findings for their calculations. A great way to incorporate cross-curricular topics into the classroom, but may require some additional resources for learners. Activity asks for conversion into acres and current price value which are not given in the resource, but can be provided separately.
Students evaluate human health by identifying pubescent changes. In this sexual maturity lesson, students identify the importance of waiting until the appropriate age to have sexual intimacy. Students complete a worksheet based on puberty vocabulary terms and social circles.
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.
Explore the elements of science fiction. Students investigate the literary elements present in science fiction and write their own science fiction stories.
Students examine the characteristics of tall tales and how exaggerations are used. They create a character that is larger than life, they brainstorm attributes for their character, before writing a Tall Tale. They plan out their story, write multiple drafts, and word process it. They cut out the body parts of their character and attach them to the writing.
Young scholars at-risk in high school and primary grades pair up to read and write together. They create books modeled after authors and illustrators. They hold a parents' day to display their completed books.
High schoolers research George Washington's stance on slavery. In this slavery lesson, students examine primary documents that reveal the relationship between Washington and his slaves at Mount Vernon.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. Students may check some of their answers online.
Students watch and analyze the short film "Broken Dreams" and discuss the causes and effects of racism and discrimination. They answer discussion questions related to the film, then create a leaflet entitled "Racism and Discrimination."
Learners work in small groups to interpret a piece of folk art. Students first interpret the art without reading the background information, then they investigate the background information of the art. Last, learners present their piece of artwork to the class and look for common themes and diversity among folk art objects presented.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Gustave Flaubert's Sentimental Education. Students may check some of their answers online.
Students participate in a lesson examining the concept of character and how it is the foundation of lasting human relationships. They examine character traits that are considered positive and then define the differences between personality and character.
Young scholars begin their examination of the changes their body is going to go through during puberty. In groups of boys and girls, they discover their experiences during puberty are going to be very different from one another. As a class, they discuss the consequences of having unprotected sex and role-play various scenerios to end the instructional activity.
Students read two novels, The Human Comedy and A Separate Peace and an autobiographical memoir, Farewell to Manzanar. They focus on the difficulties faced by the teenage protagonists in order to set up a connection between adolescence and war.