Unit Plan

Exploring Self-Esteem 1: What Is Self-Esteem?

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Adolescents explore self-esteem and the various factors that influence a person's sense of self in this four-part lesson series. Through a combination of whole class instruction, small group discussions, and independent work, students learn how personal relationships, life events, and discrimination impact the way people feel about themselves.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Include these lessons in a middle or high school unit on mental health
  • Consider viewing clip of a TV show or movie and discussing the level of self-esteem shown by the different characters
  • Create a class list of actions that positively and negatively affect a person's self-esteem, posting it in the classroom as a reminder to students
  • Have students act out skits that demonstrate the concepts introduced in each lesson
  • A variety of worksheets are provided that support students with learning about self-esteem
  • Each lesson provides a clear object and sequence of learning activities
  • Examples of possible student responses are included for the different worksheets
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