Anorexia and Eating Disorders

How does someone develop an eating disorder? Explore the link between health and body image with a video from a larger biology series. Content includes the symptoms and effects of eating disorders, reasons that eating disorders go untreated, and the fatal aspects of the illness.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video as directed to allow pupils to discuss eating disorders
  • Have the class get in depth with anorexia by reading about one teen's struggle on the WebMD website
Classroom Considerations

  • Preface the topic by briefly discussing the physical and mental aspects of eating disorders
Pros

  • Presents the topic in a clear, unbiased manner
  • Statistics given in the video help viewers understand the scope of the illness and those most likely to suffer from it
Cons

  • None
Common Core