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Helping Adolescents Deal with Peer Pressure

For Teachers 12th
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...
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Individuality vs. Conformity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Spark an animated debate in your class! Young adults consider some of the fads or trends that are prevalent at their school, as well as their own level of participation in them. Just how much of a role does popular culture play in their...
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Changes, Choices, and Lessons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The teen years are nothing but a series of personal, social, and academic changes. Help kids understand what to expect as they mature and give them ways to make good decisions. After discussing they types of changes they'll go through,...
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Media Smarts

The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes

For Teachers 8th - 9th
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...
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To Give In or Not To Give In -- That Is The Question!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discover how to make the best decisions given the information at hand. In groups, they role-play different roles in scenerios to help them deal with peer pressure. To end the lesson, they discuss why it is so hard for...
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Dealing with Peer Influence: What Are Bullying and Harassment? Lesson 1 of 2

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders review definitions of bullying and harassment, respond to real-life bullying scenario from news, television, or movie, brainstorm possible solutions and consequences for negative behavior, and discuss how their peers...
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Studying Contraception

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Decision Making

For Teachers 7th - 10th
"What pressures are there for teens to become sexually active?" The class writes anonymous responses on paper. The teacher then reads them aloud and the response is discussed by the group. They then examine their personal life goals and...
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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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Learning to Fight Peer Pressure

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars discuss what peer pressure means to them and give examples of peer pressure. They discover what assertiveness means and how to distinguish it from aggressiveness.
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Sexual Pressures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This lesson plan 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...
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My Anti-Drug

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss and then create a bookmark and/or poster with a drawing and/or words on it which is their personal "anti-drug"--an alternative for them to using drugs.
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Big Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners 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. Learners role play scenarios that require them...
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'No Cussing' Clubs Catching on with Kids

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars read a news article about a boy in California who wants to encourage his peers to use good language. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a short rap, discussion, and vocabulary...
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Arson

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students watch a documentary film about arson and why children sometimes commit arson. They role play a scenario in which the school was deliberately set on fire. They develop a news report in which they interview three people regarding...
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"Smart Choices About Sex"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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The Drug Dope Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In small groups, students research an assigned drug category including its physical effects, addiction treatments and the societal, academic and economic impacts of drug abuse. They engage in a "talk show" and discussion about drug...
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That's My Line

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work together to brainstorm dialogues intended to persuade another person to engage in a sexual activity. They supply creative and persuasive refusals to these requests.
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You Can Stop!!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners analyze smoking behavior based on peer pressure.  For this health lesson, students read and complete worksheets on the internet concerning the behaviors associated with smoking.  They summarize what they have learned by typing a...
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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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Be Yourself Not a Lemming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While simplistic, this resource provides a creative way to talk about peer pressure and making good decisions. The theme is that learners should not be like lemmings, following a leader without thinking. The presentation talks about the...
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Peer Pressure

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze the social impact media plays in relation to peer pressure. In this peer pressure lesson, 11th graders listen to Afroman's "Lets All Get Drunk" and read the lyrics. Students write about the song and view a party...
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CLOSE TO HOME - Overboard

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read a comic about a teen drug overdose that leads to death. In this drug awareness lesson, students role play characters in the story that react to the death of their friend due to drug use in an online forum. Students evaluate...
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Peer Pressure

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students talk about how their peers can influence their behavior. In this peer pressure lesson, students complete a KWL chart on peer pressure, read a handout on peer pressure and break into groups to discuss the information. Students...