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Toward a New Understanding of Mental Illness
We know that as a result of early detection and intervention, we are able to make great strides in treating common diseases; however, this is not yet the case in the realm of mental illness. Explore this query with your class and touch upon such topics as bio-medical research, chronic mental disorders, and the complexity of the human brain.
13 mins 9th - 12th Science 12 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Health Triangle
What else does physical health include besides exercise and nutrition? How can I support my mental health? Does social health just refer to relationships with friends? How are all of these questions vital to the body's overall efficiency and well being?
6th - 12th Health 210 Views 159 Downloads
Students read an article about the rising numbers of depression in men. Individually, they write a paper describing the differences between logic and emotion. As a class, they discuss the need for students to control their emotions and whether not depression should be included in that category.
7th - 12th Health 4 Views 22 Downloads
Depression or Oppression: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by C.P. Gilman
Eleventh graders read the short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper" before researching women's issues that were prevalent during the twentieth century. They look for connections between women's issues and mental health issues, and discuss these topics.
11th Language Arts 9 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression
Students barter for goods within the class. In this economics lesson based on the Great Depression, the teacher introduces the lesson with a picture book, then students are allowed to barter with teacher supplied goods as they examine how bartering works within small groups, then within larger groups.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 20 Views 93 Downloads
How Hard Were the Times? Investigating the Meaning and Significance of the Great Depression
Students examine causes and effects of Great Depression and its significance on twentieth-century life, analyze value of various types of historical information, specifically primary sources, and relate events, issues, problems, and solutions of past to present.
6th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 178 Downloads
Depression: On the Edge
Students watch and discuss a video dealing with the topic of depression and suicide. They answer discussion questions, identify sources of stress, conduct research on exercise and diet, interview a psychiatrist, and take a self-test on depression.
9th - 12th Health 5 Views 61 Downloads
Students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Facebook Depression. For this Facebook Depression lesson plan, students complete 10 activities total.
5th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 75 Downloads
Key to Good Health: Sleep and Mental Relaxation
Students investigate the effect good sleep and rest has on the human body. In this health activity, students discover the different stages of sleep and discuss ways they can ease their own tension through exercise or meditation. Students define the health terms depression and anxiety.
4th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 135 Downloads
Suicide and Depression
Eighth graders research suicide and depression in teens. They are given an essential research question then create focus questions of their own before conducting their research. Using the Internet, they find answers to their questions and share their information with the rest of the class.
8th Health 3 Views 13 Downloads
In Their Own Words
Students watch a video of people telling about their experiences with a mental illness. They compare and contrast the life stories they saw to reinforce how mental illnesses are biological illnesses that affect a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 60 Downloads