Young scholars read, "Strengthening Family and Self" published by Goodheart-Willcox as a class. They analyze the roles of adolescence, through discussion, journaling, and questions.
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Marketing to Teens: Introduction
An introductory activity shows learners how pervasive and influential advertising is in our culture; particularly, how teenagers are actively targeted by advertisers. As teenagers, your students already have all the information they need...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising
Make your young scholars critical consumers of media, and foster an awareness of how culture is reflected and shaped by media. This resource covers how alcohol advertising presents and promotes gender stereotypes. After a discussion on...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
How Do Teenagers Get a "Voice"?
Do teenagers have any "voice" in politics? Your class can research and discuss current issues. Afterward, individuals can decide how they feel about an issue and make a case either for or against it. They can then attempt to persuade the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain
Why do teenagers seem to take greater risks? Why do adolescents have difficulty taking in others' perspectives, and what implications does this have for us as teachers? Pass this resource along to your classes and colleagues, and begin a...
14 mins 9th - 12th Science
Protecting the Brain Against Concussion
"When kids sustain a concussion, we talk about them getting dinged or getting their bell rung...but what is it that we're really talking about?" This is a video that every adult and child should watch, as it details the real consequences...
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Statistical Drug Abuse and Adolescents in the U.S.A.
Learners examine statistics of teenagers using alcohol and marijuana. In groups, they brainstorm the reasons why they believe usage is higher than in years past. As a class, they role-play different roles in scenerios to help them...
10th - 12th Health
Lesson: The Power of Story
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Real Life Or Broken Mirror? Examining Media Representations of Teenagers
Students analyze representation of teenagers in the news and other media, discuss importance of media literacy in interpreting media portrayals of reality, and discuss and write about accuracy, or lack thereof, of media images of young...
6th - 12th English Language Arts