Eating Disorders Teacher Resources
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Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in a writing exercise.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 55 Views 213 Downloads
Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students
This is a very valuable lesson for middle schoolers on the importance of maintaining a healthy body image through diet, exercise, and positive mentality. The resource includes four lesson plans. The first two plans outline the physical growth and development of adolescents (changes in height, weight, and weight distribution) and prompts learners to question the ideal body image projected in advertisements and in the media.
6th - 9th Physical Education 145 Views 112 Downloads
Taming the O-BEAST-ITY Without Eating Right
Learners use the Internet to find out about eating disorders and maintaining a healthy weight. In this eating disorders lesson, students identify eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and discuss complications. Learners discover at least five ways of healthy eating and figure appropriate weights for individuals.
7th - 9th Health 6 Views 17 Downloads
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.
6th Health 11 Views 35 Downloads
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.
7th - 9th Health 9 Views 62 Downloads
Eating Disorders and Adolescents: Conflict of Self Image
Students study the complexities of eating disorders and the underlying factors which may contribute to their onset and development. They explore the various aspects and manifestations of these eating disorders and identify and express their own conflicts of self image.
9th - 12th Health 18 Views 67 Downloads
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.
6th Health 11 Views 24 Downloads
Eating Disorders Media Tracker
In this tracking media advertisements about eating disorders worksheet, students observe and record magazine titles and their covers and observe advertised products and record descriptions of the ads. Students write nine short answers.
3rd - 6th Health 3 Views 11 Downloads
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 6 Views 30 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
When Food Becomes A Problem
Young scholars evaluate signs and symptoms of eating disorders, evaluate short-term and long-term effects of eating disorders on the body and emotions, and describe anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. They create "WANTED" posters that focus on counteracting the cultural fixation on being thin, and on looking past the physical appearance of others.
6th - 12th Health 3 Views 28 Downloads
The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes
One of three lessons on gender stereotype, this resource from the Media Awareness Network discusses the violence that is inflicted on men and women as they try to live up to the stereotypes of their gender. The section on women focuses on the self-violence of eating disorders caused by a dangerous obsession to meet ideals set by media.
7th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 152 Downloads