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Students are introduced to various concepts related to suicide prevention. They watch a video, read case studies, distinguish between facts and myths about suicide, identify suicide warning signs and participate in class discussion.
Help to educate your ESL students about World Suicide Prevention Day with this series of activities. Matching key phrases, completing CLOZE paragraphs, and choosing appropriate words based on context clues are just a few of the many ways for students to practice their English skills and to learn more about preventing suicide in society.
In this suicide worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about suicide. Students complete 10 activities total.
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Jeffrey Eugenides's Virgin Suicides. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Eugenides's Virgin Suicides. Students may check some of their answers online.
Suicide is a real issue in many teens' lives. Help your upper graders cope, help, and help their friends when thoughts of suicide arise. They discuss the topic as a class, complete a worksheet, and learn what to do if someone they (or they themselves) feel suicidal. This is a highly sensitive topic and may require parental consent prior to teaching. This activity also puts a lot of emphasis in peers helping peers. The best help is professional help.
This discussion based instructional activity focuses on the sensitive topic of suicide attacks or bombings used throughout history during times of militaristic upheaval. Learners read news stories, compose journal entries, and engage in a class discussion to better understand the topic. This would be an appropriate instructional activity when discussing the events of 9/11 or current bombings in the Middle East.
Eighth graders research suicide and depression in teens. They are given an essential research question then create focus questions of their own before conducting their research. Using the Internet, they find answers to their questions and share their information with the rest of the class.
Students investigate suicide using a variety of criteria and create a bar graph before discussing the results as a class.
Learners identify common warning signs of depression that, if not addressed, could lead to suicidal behavior. They write skits and create booklets in which they document appropriate suicide prevention techniques.
In this live and let die worksheet, students, with a partner, complete a verb tense table on the verb die, fill in nine sentences with nine phrases associated with death and discuss ten questions dealing with suicide and crimes.
Students watch and discuss a video dealing with the topic of depression and suicide. They answer discussion questions, identify sources of stress, conduct research on exercise and diet, interview a psychiatrist, and take a self-test on depression.
Students participate in a four-day program designed to help themselves and/or their friends who may be contemplating suicide. They take part in role-playing activities, discussions, etc.
Students are introduced to the topics of suicide and depression. Using a worksheet, they determine where their self-esteem and self-concept comes from and how to build them up if they believe they aren't where they could be. To end the lesson, they review the warning signs of these two conditions and discuss their responsiblity to let someone know if a friend or themselves needs help.
In this health worksheet, high schoolers find the words that are associated with the problems of suicide and depression. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Students examine the warning signs of depression and suicide. In groups, they work together to complete a worksheet on each topic and how to help someone if they are depressed or thinking about suicide. To end the lesson, they evaluate stress management techniques.
In this English activity, students read "Twitter Helps Stop California Suicide," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.
For this English worksheet, students read "Canine Suicide Puzzle," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
In this English worksheet, students read "Sheep Suicides Cause Financial Ruin," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Students define the term "street gangs." They play the roles of reporters for a national teen magazine, and they must find out why a teenager called Danny committed suicide.