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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 18 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mental Health 3: Mental Health Through Literature
Students examine the impact and portrayal of mental illness in literature. They develop thier ideas about mental health through the arts in this the third instructional activity on mental health.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 33 Views 75 Downloads
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 15 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Designed
You're the Expert Now
Students evaluate information about mental illness for accuracy and relevance as they examine brochures developed in the activity by their classmates. Data about mental illness is revisited and adjusted for additional information obtained in the activity.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
In Their Own Words
High schoolers 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 12 Views 64 Downloads
Young scholars 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 6 Views 19 Downloads
The Truth About "Rehab" and Drug Addiction
For this drug addiction worksheet, high schoolers 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 34 Views 81 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 4 Views 14 Downloads
Feeling for Answers
Students 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.
Students, 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
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners 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
Young scholars chart the "cures" for people with disabilities. For this disabilities lesson, students compare and contrast the care and treatment of people with disabilities in the past and present. Young scholars write accurate summaries presented in a chart form.
7th - 12th Health 7 Views 23 Downloads
Students research about the key symptoms of Schizophrenia. In this psychology lesson, students role play a psychologist who's evaluating a patient showing Schizophrenic symptoms. They experience life from the patient's point of view using an online virtual program.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 12 Views 39 Downloads
The Trial of Louis Riel: Honing Logic and Reasoning
Young scholars gather research information and use it to write a script that presents the re-creation of Canada's Louis Riel's trial. They write complete testimony for witnesses and participate in a mock trial.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 7 Views 19 Downloads
Too Large to be a Lunatic Asylum: South Carolina’s Mental Health
Eighth graders examine the history of South Carolina's mental institutions. In this South Carolina history instructional activity, 8th graders discover details about asylums built in the state in the 1800's. Students analyze primary sources about mental health care in the states and create timelines that feature the history of mental health care in the state.
8th Social Studies & History 42 Views 37 Downloads