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Ideal Weight, Cultural Stereotypes, and Eating Disorders
Students explore the societal stigma that accompanies people who are overweight. In addition, students research current medical thinking on "ideal weight" and identify how the perception of body image can lead to eating disorders.
9th - 10th Health
Movie Presentation Parent Letter and Slip
This is a detailed movie presentation permission slip that begins by explaining to parents the choice of the movie(s) and what questions will be addressed after viewing the film. While designed for a psychology course assignment, you can edit the document to meet your individual curriculum needs.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
If You Were a Parent, Would You Buy a Doll that Misrepresented Your Values?
Barbie and Ken. Disney princesses and GI Joe. Empowering toys or self-esteem wreckers? Class members poll one another about their response to the question of whether or not they would buy these types of toys for their children. To inform their opinions, class members read an article of background information, an annotated academic article, and an evidence and perspectives sheet.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Part D, Examples
A continuation of a lessons on thermodynamics, this handout serves as an explanation of Gibbs Free Energy. It elaborates on the various reaction conditions and the resulting energy. Use the first page when you are teaching these concepts. Chemistry apprentices will be able to refer to it later when they pracitce problem solving.
10th - 12th Science
Reading Comprehension 3
Prepare your classes for the impending state testing! Give each student the reading passage and questions, and then set the timer. Encourage them to use specific reading strategies to improve comprehension. They could start by reading the questions before beginning to read the passage.
10th - 11th English Language Arts
The World Needs All Kinds of Minds
Gain a deeper understanding of autism and the broad spectrum of individuals that this developmental disorder affects. Temple Grandin explains key aspects of autism as conveyed through the recent motion picture based on her life, including the autistic mind's tendency to be specialized and engaged in visual thinking.
20 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Chopin was a lovely composer who played the piano masterfully. Third graders are introduced to Chopin, his piano sounds, triple meter, music patterns, movement, and the waltz. They listen to his music while hearing the story Butterflies Fly, they then move in time to the music to show what triple meter looks like.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
The presentation starts off with some background on famine, specifically the Irish Potato Famine, but then deviates. It focuses heavily on nutrition, malnutrition, and how to determine proper nutrition based on statistical data. This resource is most appropriate for those studying in the medical field.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
When it comes to eating a balanced diet, portion control is paramount, but what is the difference between the serving size on the nutrition facts label and a portion as determined by the USDA? In a comprehensive look at portion control, kids will estimate and measure out serving sizes of four different foods, then measure out the stated serving size.
3rd - 12th Science
Muscles and Bones: Nutrition
Got milk? Or almonds, sardines, or tofu? Calcium is important throughout life, but especially so for developing bodies. If teens do not consume enough calcium while they are growing, they are at a much higher risk of osteoporosis and other health issues.
3rd - 12th Science