Risky Choices Teacher Resources

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Chapter 6: Making Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A lesson looks closely at risky behavior such as teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Middle schoolers use a question box to ask questions anonymously. They role-play what life would be like if they became pregnant then...
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The Psychology Behind Irrational Decisions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Heuristics? Prospect Theory? Behavioral Economics? Who would have thought so much research has gone into studying approaches to problem solving and decision making. This short video takes a look at the psychology behind decision making.
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Big Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the power of peer pressure. In this making decisions lesson, students watch "Big Decisions," and discuss the impact peers may have on one's health, choice, and risk-taking. Students role play scenarios that require them...
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Safe Or Sorry-- Risky And Non- Risky Lunch Box Choices

For Students 4th - 5th
In this health worksheet, students discover that some foods are safe to have in a lunch box at room temperature, and some foods are risky and need a cold pack. Students sort common foods as risky (and tell the reason why) or safe....
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Risky Business

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider what risky choices may do to their lives. In this personal health lesson, students watch a Discovery video about personal choices and discuss the content of the video. Students then play a game that that allows them to...
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Thinking with your Gut

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Risk-taking behavior and other decision-making factors may be influenced by more than just our brains; current research shows that the more bacteria that exists in one's digestive tract, the less inclined one might be to engage in risky...
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Caution: Thin Ice!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders listen to a story titled "Thin Ice!" then partake in a whole-class discussion asking and answering questions about what was read. Scholars brainstorm risky behaviors in preparation for a game of RISKO—a game similar to...
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Sex And Alcohol: A Risky Mix

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the reasons people use alcohol and discuss the negative things that can happen when mixing sex and alcohol. In this activity on risky behavior, students explore the ways in which they can reduce the risks involved...
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What is a Stock? or, Who Owns McDonald's?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore profit and risk. In this economics lesson, students read about McDonald's and Nabisco stock and discuss the risks and rewards of stock ownership. Printable worksheets ask questions about rights of stock owners and the...
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Ready to Remain Safe

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Risks and Pressures

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What kind of dangers are there at school and at home? How can you avoid peer pressure and risky behavior? These are the topics of this discussion-based slide show, where questions of safety and peer pressure are presented for the class...
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Bad Luck, Good Luck

For Students 4th - 6th
In this bad luck and good luck worksheet, students read a story about bad and good luck, choose the correct words to complete the story, and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 2 activities.
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Putting on Armor

For Teachers 8th
Peers can exert tremendous pressure that can lead to positive and negative consequences. To conclude the Risky Business unit, class members create a Personal Safety Plan. They list things or situations that cause stress, things they have...
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Risk Taking Behaviors

For Teachers 10th
Sophomores can be sometimes wise and sometimes foolish. The same can be said for their behaviors. After watching a presentation about risk taking behaviors, class members discuss the presentation in small groups, and then complete a...
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Health And Life Skills Outcomes

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars use skills that are directly related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug choices (e.g., refusal skills, decision making, stress reduction skills)
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Caution: Thin ice!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to story and respond with comments or questions. They brainstorm unsafe behaviors and randomly fill out templates with different risky behaviors listed on the board. They play RISKO, the Bingo type game.
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Harriet Tubman: Using Precise Adjectives

For Students 2nd - 5th
It's never too soon to encourage young writers to broaden their descriptive lexicon beyond good, great, and awesome. A short passage about Harriet Tubman for elementary scholars features clear, precise adjectives. The attached graphic...
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Avoid the Web

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore positive and negative choices involved risk and consequences. They create a bulletin board with their completed bug worksheets.
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Cough...Cough...Yeah, I Smoke!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers become familiar with the adverse health affects caused by cigarette smoking, nicotine addiction, and how when combined they may eventually lead to other risky behaviors. They engage in a role play where they make choices...
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CTBS Vocabulary Practice #1

For Students 9th - 10th
For this vocabulary practice worksheet, students identify the synonym and antonym of sixteen multiple choice questions. Students also choose the correct word to complete nine multiple choice sentences, for a total of twenty five questions.
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Alcohol

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate alcohol safety by researching the Internet.  In this drugs and alcohol lesson plan, students discuss the legal drinking age and brainstorm the problems drinking can cause.  Students complete a worksheet about making...
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Health Outreach -- Creating Research -- Based on Pamphlets on STDs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a video clip about people affected by STDs. They research causes, symptoms and cures of a sexually transmitted disease of their choice. They create a pamphlet to share information.
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Reading Comprehension-Grade 2

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this grade 2 reading comprehension worksheet, students read several short passages, answering 1-3 multiple choice comprehension questions after each. Answers are included.
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Advertisers Know How to Get You!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explain how advertisers mislead them in their food choices. For this health science lesson, 7th graders choose a commercial and explain the strategy used. They discuss how they are targeted in those ads.
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Finan Lit.- Econ. Factors, Decision Making, Advertising

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students are able to understand how supply and demand affects the economy and consumers. They introduced to how supply and demand affects the economy and consumers. Students use a rational decision-making process to set and implement...
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Human Sexuality (High School) - Lesson 3 / Responsible

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the mind set and skills they need to make responsible decisions when confronted with high-risk behaviors. They discover how making good decisions effect the rest of their lives.
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Germ Survivor Quiz Bowl

For Students 6th - 8th
In this health worksheet, students respond to 46 multiple choice questions related to foodborne illnesses and the prevention of contaminating foods. They also identify which foods are safe to eat as leftovers and which are not safe to eat.
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Just Say No To Risky Aids Behaviors

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover the behaviors associated with getting acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and study the infectious cycle for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by playing a board game. They play in small groups.
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Idioms-5

For Students 4th - 6th
In this idiom worksheet, students complete 6 multiple choice questions, choosing correct idioms. Answers are included on page 2.
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Finan Lit.- Econ. Factors, Decision Making, Advertising

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine how supply and demand affects the economy and consumers.
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The Jungle Book

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Most every teacher dreams of a ready-to-teach and print book study. Well, here it is! The Jungle Book novel resource includes 12 complete lessons studying poetry, author's craft, themes, characters, and more. Scholars role play, research...
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine the ways in which they can become infected with HIV and AIDS. In this sexually transmitted diseases lesson, students discover that living in denial is a dangerous response to these difficult issues. Students watch a...
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Safety and Managing Risk

For Teachers 8th
Teenagers love to take risks to test their personal boundaries, but many risks are too dangerous to try. The set of exercises in this packet teach your class about the ways they can stay safe and protect themselves while still having fun.
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Investment Investigator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate and model how to invest money. In this business lesson, students investigate 4 methods to investment. They discuss risky and safe investment.  
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Self-Assessment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a personal inventory about behaviors. They determine if there are risky behaviors present that could be harmful. The inventory is used to help students examine how to make healthy decisions.
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Introduction to Risk Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the use of risk analysis in minimizing the likelihood of unwanted side effects of a new technology. Students discuss risk analysis, practice calculating risk, and explore how decisions are made based on the...
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TSI: Teen Science Investigations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read an article about a research conducted on teen brain decision making. In this health science lesson, students identify the steps in the scientific method. They discuss how this research can benefit them when faced with...
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V/AIDS, Year 2, Day 2

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine and express personal feelings and opinions on relevant AIDS-related situations and listen to the opinions of peers. They practice decision-making and assertiveness. They watch a video on AIDS awareness.
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“Stealing a Little Freedom”: Slave Runaways in North Carolina

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
As part of a study of slavery during the US colonial period, class members investigate the reasons those enslaved chose to run away, the risks inherent in escaping, and methods used to recapture runaways. 
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Refugees

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the responsibility of a developed nation when it comes to an influx of foreign refugees? Analyze both sides of a controversial argument with a short reading passage and set of comprehension questions. After matching key terms to...
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Can You Help A Friend?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars take on the role of a ten year old girl, "Jessica." Jessica's friend has moved away from the area and is texting people she doesn't know in chat rooms. Students work in groups to write a message for Jessica to send to her...
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Putting On Armor

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are read the story "EMS Code Blue" and asked to share what they would do in the different situations. As a class, they discuss the importance of getting help for mental or social problems and are given a list of resources...
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Invest In Yourself

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students learn about budgeting, saving, dept, financial management, opportunity cost, and self-regulation. In this financial management lesson, students apply their knowledge of finance components and create their own web based plan...
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The Business of Interest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students learn about finance and money management and use math to solve problems, communicate, and explore real life situations as they deal with banks. In this financial management lesson plan, students apply their math skills to real...
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Perceived Versus Actual Risk

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the difference between voluntary versus involuntary risk, and examine perceived and actual risk. They read and discuss a handout, rank various activities, and discuss the results.
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Outdoor Survival

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Which of the following can you survive without for the longest time: water, food, or a positive mental attitude? The answer may surprise you. Guide learners of all ages through games, activities, and discussions about surviving in the...
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PAY CREDIT WHEN CREDIT IS DUE

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students learn about credit cards and scores and how to and not to use them. In this financial concept instructional activity, students are given hypothetical scenarios where they are able to apply learning's to given situations as they...
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Chemical Unit Final

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this health worksheet, students complete a final examination about the dangers of chemical use including drinking alcohol, using addictive drugs, smoking, marijuana use, and the effects of chemicals on growth and personal development.
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Chapter 28 – The 1980s

For Students 9th - 12th
In this U.S. history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages describing 1980's America and respond to 49 short answer questions.
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Pay Credit When Credit is Due

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of credit. In this credit lesson, students examine student organizers that focus on credit scores and credit history. High schoolers participate in an on-line activity. Students examine credit card...
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Cold Sassy Tree Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Olive Anne Burns's Cold Sassy Tree. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Vocabulary Review #116

For Students 5th - 6th
In this vocabulary review #116 worksheet, students interactively complete 10 sentences by selecting the correct word with immediate online feedback.
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Fizz, Fizz, Boom, Boom

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students collaborate in order to brainstorm and record their definitions for the terms cause and effect. They participate in a science experiment where they use vinegar and baking soda, they record their observations and discuss the...