Mental Disorders 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
You're the Expert Now
Young scholars evaluate information about mental illness for accuracy and relevance as they examine brochures developed in the lesson plan by their classmates. Data about mental illness is revisited and adjusted for additional information obtained in the lesson plan.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 11 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 14 Views 66 Downloads
Does Security Mean Safer? Exploring Issues of Security in Public Places
Students explore various scenarios that may or may not make them suspicious in the post-September 11 world, and discuss and write position papers about a fatal shooting involving air marshals and a mentally ill passenger.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads
Learners consider the goals of a treatment plan for persons who have had the way they think, feel, or behave changed because of mental illness. PET images are utilized to support the evidence of changes in the activity and functioning of the brain.
4th - 6th Science 8 Views 19 Downloads
The Truth About "Rehab" and Drug Addiction
In this drug addiction worksheet, students read an article about "rehab" and drug addiction and take a 10 question multiple choice quiz after they read to determine what they know about these two topics. Students discuss the reading and their thoughts about drug addiction and the brain as a class.
9th - 12th Science 36 Views 84 Downloads
Learners chart the "cures" for people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson, students compare and contrast the care and treatment of people with disabilities in the past and present. Learners write accurate summaries presented in a chart form.
7th - 12th Health 7 Views 23 Downloads
Against Their Will: North Carolina’s Eugenics Program & In re Moore
An engaging topic for ethics, psychology, or history classes, this resource on eugenics programs in the US has everything needed for a solid learning experience. It includes all of the necessary readings (including primary sources), discussion questions, and a closing reflection.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 11 Downloads
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Joanne Greenberg's I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Feeling for Answers
Learners consider the legal issues related to a suicidal or depressed college student by reading and discussing the article, "Laws Limit Options When a Student Is Mentally Ill." They write essays considering how the events at Virginia Tech should be used to amend existing laws or to add new laws.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 17 Downloads
Group Presentations-Mid 1800's Reform Era-U.S.
High schoolers, in groups, present information on the reforms of the mid 1800's. Topics could include the Unitarians, abolition, women's rights, growth in education, treatment of the mentally ill, temperance, and utopian communities.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members are encouraged to create their own advocacy graphic.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 57 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's Farewell to Manzanar
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities, Roosevelt’s December 8, 1941 speech, primary source accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a San Francisco Chronicle article on post-war trauma, and graphic organizers for a culminating essay.
7th - 9th Language Arts 76 Views 169 Downloads CCSS: Designed