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Helping Adolescents Deal with Peer Pressure
Designed by a mental health center, this presentation is meant to educate educators how to help teens face peer pressure. Tips are provided for identifying at-risk youth and bullying situations. This would be a poignant topic to include in a professional development session with your school faculty and staff.
Feeling On Display
Many teen girls and boys experience great pressure to keep up online appearances. Work together as a class to consider the effect of photos on social networking sites, and invite your learners to reflect on such important concepts as double standards and judgment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Abstinence, different contraceptives, decision-making about sexual activity, and peer pressure are a few of the topics in this lesson. Did you know the majority of youth are not sexually active? This would be a great jumping off point for you and your class to have discussion as most teens think that most teens are sexually active.
7th - 12th Health
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 English Language Arts
Dating Behaviors and Refusal Skills
Saying no to sex means an individual has the power to decide when he/she is ready to engage in the act, on his/her own terms. Pupils discuss waiting until they are married to have sex, what sexual values are, and how to say no to sexual peer pressure.
7th - 12th Health
Ready to Remain Safe
Eighth graders discuss making the wrong decisions because of peer pressure and the consequences of those actions. As a class, they identify the positive and negative consequences based on a variety of scenerios. To end the lesson, they complete a personal plan worksheet for them to reference.
Peer Pressure and Smoking
Students explore the influence of classmates and friends in their daily decisions. They see the impact of having friends who smoke in their personal decision of smoking. Students practice how to say NO to activities they don't want to do or they believe are inappropriate.
5th - 7th Health
Learners engage in activities designed to increase self esteem, self awareness and human sexuality. They engage in a variety of activities to encourage active participation, introspection, stating and examining values, gaining factual knowledge, correcting misinformation, evaluating the effect of the media on their lifestyle, and practice at decision making.
9th - 12th Health
Sex And Alcohol: A Risky Mix
Students examine the reasons people use alcohol and discuss the negative things that can happen when mixing sex and alcohol. In this lesson plan on risky behavior, students explore the ways in which they can reduce the risks involved when mixing sex and alcohol.
9th - 12th Health
Seventh graders take a survey to determine their attitudes toward sexuality. In groups, they identify female and male reproductive organs and develop a list of secondary sex traits during puberty. They also discuss the stages of the menstrual cycle and how the fetus develops.
Examine the Media
Take a look at media though a critical lens. Class members cut out images of women from magazines and conduct a gallery walk, considering the portrayal of women and men in these images. They then read an article and discuss the content and images in small groups.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Decision Making (Lesson 2)
Seventh graders review how to make positive decisions regarding their sexual behavior. As a class, they discuss abstinence is the best policy however focus on those who choose not to abstain and their options. They use the Internet and participate in various scenarios to discover what option is best for them.
New Review 501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository, narrative, and literary response), and each category comes with a general rubric and a set of sample essays.
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They examine a series of self-protection tools, practice washing their hands, and talk about why its important to keep clean.
9th - 12th Special Education & Programs
New Review Substance Use and Abuse
What is substance abuse? What is the difference between a depressant and a stimulant? Here is a comprehensive unit on drug use, including three lessons with such activities as categorizing and defining key terms, identifying issues related to drug use in a whole group brainstorm and research, and practicing good decision making using the acronym IDEAL.
6th - 8th Health CCSS: Adaptable