Depression Teacher Resources
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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 23 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 17 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Student Guide: Depression Awareness
Learners approach the topic of depression with the support of a team with this set of worksheets, which prompts group members to discuss the signs and causes of clinical depression, dispel common myths and stigmas, and learn what resources are available for help at school and in the community.
7th - 12th Health 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
F.D.R. and the New Deal
Your young historians will discover how President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to alleviate hardships of the Great Depression by analyzing the words of his inaugural address and exploring the various New Deal programs he would later implement.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 33 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Helping Adolescents Deal with Peer Pressure
Designed by a mental health center, this presentation is meant to educate educators how to help teens face peer pressure. Tips are provided for identifying at-risk youth and bullying situations. This would be a poignant topic to include in a professional development session with your school faculty and staff.
12th Health 56 Views 116 Downloads
How Hard Were the Times? Investigating the Meaning and Significance of the Great Depression
Young scholars 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 44 Views 185 Downloads
Connecting Informational Text with Litearature: Building Background Knowledge About Mexican Immigration, California, and the Great Depression
Help your class transition as the setting in the novel Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, moves from Mexico to California. Beginning with prior knowledge, and moving into jigsaw research groups, class members add to and create posters and lists of information about California, immigration, and the Great Depression.
5th - 7th Language Arts 136 Views 213 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Whose History Is It Anyway? Patterns in History
Read and examine primary source material in order to analyze, synthesize, and debate information about the Great Depression. Critical analysts research various source materials related to the Great Depression. They work in teams to debate both affirmative and negative positions on a given topic.
6th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 162 Downloads
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 313 Views 206 Downloads
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 23 Views 96 Downloads
Out of the Dust: Background notes about the novel, The Great Depression, and The Dust Bowl
If your class is reading the historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust, then you are in luck. Here are a few slides that will help you provide historical context for the book, as well as define main characters, setting, symbolism, and theme.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 16 Views 38 Downloads
New Review Understand Your Depression
What are the warning signs of depression? What contributes to and maintains this disorder? Learners answer several short-answer questions regarding depression using a well-designed student packet. The lesson concludes by considering the various triggers and strategies for healing and challenging self-depressed thinking habits.
7th - 12th Health 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 6 Views 22 Downloads
The Lives of the People: To Understand the People is to Understand the Times
Students examine the time period of the Great Depression. Using primary source documents, they read excerpts of interviews done by author Studs Terkel for one of his books. They practice interviewing their partner in front of the class and discover what defines an average person during the Great Depression.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Of Mice and Men
Lead your class through John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men with a comprehensive guide. The resource starts out with an anticipation guide and includes a background study guide, vocabulary section with practice, novel guide, and several graphic organizers.
8th - 11th Language Arts 88 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable