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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.
12th Health 56 Views 116 Downloads
New Review 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 32 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Smart Choices About Sex"
Students examine peer pressure as it relates to sex. They watch and discuss a video, identify messages and values they receive from different groups, develop a list of their own personal values related to sex, and design a brochure or poster.
7th - 12th Health 8 Views 51 Downloads
This lesson contains sensitive material, please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. Small discussion groups explore ways to establish boundaries, make positive decisions, and respect others when confronted with sexual pressures.
6th - 8th Health 4 Views 3 Downloads
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 4 Views 6 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
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 5 Views 15 Downloads
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.
8th Health 3 Views 15 Downloads
Peer Pressure and Smoking
Learners 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 4 Views 45 Downloads
Students 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 18 Views 113 Downloads
Sex And Alcohol: A Risky Mix
Learners examine the reasons people use alcohol and discuss the negative things that can happen when mixing sex and alcohol. In this lesson on risky behavior, students explore the ways in which they can reduce the risks involved when mixing sex and alcohol.
9th - 12th Health 3 Views 23 Downloads
Social Studies: Kyrgyzstan Bride Kidnappings
Learners examine the Kyrgyzstan bride kidnappings and compare wedding traditions there with those in the United States. They explain these differences and similarities in a fictitious letter to a peer in Kyrgyzstan.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads
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.
7th Health 18 Views 108 Downloads
New Review 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 24 Views 17 Downloads 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.
7th Health 9 Views 38 Downloads
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 28 Views 71 Downloads
The Teenage Brain Explained
This may answer some of your questions about your students' behavior, as well as explain to them the development stage that their brains are in. The roles of adrenal glands, apocrine (sweat) glands, and pituitary glands are explained as an introduction.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads