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Young scholars 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 instructional activity, 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 activity, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Jeffrey Eugenides's Virgin Suicides. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In 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 lesson also puts a lot of emphasis in peers helping peers. The best help is professional help.
This discussion based lesson 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 lesson 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.
For this English worksheet, 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.
In 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 investigate suicide using a variety of criteria and create a bar graph before discussing the results as a class.
Tenth graders identify the different types of depression. In this series of health lesson, 10th graders discuss the most common reasons why teens think about suicide. They create a story board about scenarios present and present their short skit in class.
Students 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.
Students recognize that the Japanese government has made attempts to alter history textbooks to make it look like the military did not play a major role in the mass suicides during the American invasion in 1945. They review vocabulary, play games and write several paragraphs.
Trace the mental breakdown and suicide of a character in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. After a close reading of chapter two, discussion focuses on Quentin’s watch and the symbolism of stunted times signifying the lack of success in the lives of the Copson family and in the Old South. Stream of consciousness as a narrative technique is also examined. Lesson two of the curriculum unit William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Students trace Quentin's mental breakdown that leads to his suicide, assuring the overall decline of the Compson family.