Disorders Teacher Resources
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Recovering From Bad Eating
Students take a closer look at eating disorders. For this personal health lesson, students research common eating disorders, investigate treatments for the disorders, and make presentations that highlight their findings.
Sleep Today - No, Maybe Tomorrow
Students read and interpret handout about sleeping habits and disorders, and plan and create classroom bulletin board that displays causes, disorders and effects of sleep deprivation.
Sixth graders examine how the media has an impact on poor body image and eating disorders among young people. In this body image lesson, 6th graders discover the unrealistic values media promotes. Students explore the mental, physical and social benefits of healthy dietary and fitness habits then work in groups to create a collage depicting criteria that judges attractiveness.
Students read and answer questions on neural processing and the Pinocchio Illusion. They relate and discuss these topics in conjunction with body-image disorders such as anorexia and bulimia . This lesson include video extension activities.
In this psychology worksheet, students complete 5 short answer questions on pscyhological disorders. They identify characteristics of have certain disorders.
Nervous System Disorders
In this nervous system worksheet, students use the internet to research 4 nervous system disorders. Students write down the cause, symptoms, and treatments for each disorder researched. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
Skating on Thin Ice
Students read an article describing a controversial new theory for treating anorexia nervosa, research other eating disorders, simulate case studies and suggest possible treatment for these cases.
Health Problems Series-Eating Disorders
In this eating disorders worksheet, students use drawings or photos from magazines to design an ad for jeans. They use realistic body types and positive messages about body image and types. They answer 2 questions about who they target with their ad and how their ad may influence people's behavior and thoughts about body image.
Sixth graders study the concept of dysfuctional eating including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, fad dieting, and having an unbalanced diet. They watch and discuss videos about eating disorders and then they write a paper on how to make their favorite snack.
Eating More or Less?
Eighth graders research types of eating disorders and create a PowerPoint presentation.
Mental Health Scenarios
Students define various mental disorders and list some of their signs and symptoms. They identify mental disorders after being given hypothetical scenarios. They share their results with the class.
Special Education Plan
Special needs students practice completing everyday tasks such as organizing a day plan, reading a clock and completing simple math problems. They define the proper learning techniques for their disorder and utilize props in learning environments.
New! A New Way to Diagnose Autism
While primarily based on his research regarding autism in early childhood, award-winning researcher Ami Klin also offers great insight into how our brains develop from birth and discusses the necessity of social interaction early in life. Klin provides an overview of key points relating to the brain disorder of autism, new technologies based on eye-tracking, and the process of discovering how newborns engage with the world. He concludes by declaring a bio-ethical imperative for early intervention and treatment before behaviors associated with autism emerge in the second year of life.
Students discuss the nature of mental disorders. They research what abnormal behavior is and the perspectives of psychological disorders. Students practice diagnosing cases from the DSM-IV casebook.
Every City Needs Healthy Honey Bees
"With the declining numbers of bees, the cost of over 130 fruit and vegetable crops that we rely on for food is going up in price." While scientist Noah Wilson-Rich uses the plight of honey bees as the main focus of his presentation, this is actually a great resource to begin a discussion on what the future holds for urban agriculture. The presenter discusses a range of topics, from an overview of pollination and the challenges of habitat loss to the surprisingly higher yield of honey bees in urban areas as compared with rural locations.
Basic Computer Skills for Students with Emotional/Behavior Disorders
Create journal entries and basic internet searches to show that they know basic computer skills. Children diagnosed with emotional or behavioral disorders demonstrate computer skills such as typing and following directions.
Eating Disorders Media Tracker
In this tracking media advertisements about eating disorders instructional activity, students observe and record magazine titles and their covers and observe advertised products and record descriptions of the ads. Students write nine short answers.
Digestive and Excretory System
Students investigate the digestive system and the excretory system. In this biology lesson, students discuss healthy eating habits, diet and weight. They differentiate between an eating disorder and good eating habits.
Sixth graders create a collage of attractive people. They write about what makes these people attractive. They discuss what makes someone attractive. They research eating disorders and how the media impacts what people deem as attractive.
Connecting with Natural/Open Spaces
Get your class outside, away from the television, and maybe even learning something about nature while they're at it. Individuals will chose an open, natural space to spend time in for several days. Each day they will complete a page in the provided ten-page "Natural Space Journal". For every page of the journal, pupils draw and write about things they see, hear, and think about as they spend time in their chosen open space. The specific prompts at the top of each journal page will get your class noticing things about nature they may not have before, thinking in a scientific way, and hopefully appreciating nature!