Students identify ways to cope with peer pressure to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. They use selection from Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain.
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To Give In or Not To Give In -- That Is The Question!
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...
7th English Language Arts
SO…What’s the Challenge?
Whose responsibility is it to protect equal rights? Class members engage in a series of activities that create awareness of the prejudice and intolerance persons with disabilities face. They then create a message addressed to their...
6th - 8th Physical Education CCSS: Adaptable
The Girls by Amy Goldman Koss
The Girls by Amy Goldman Koss is the focus of a character analysis lesson. Class members make a chart noting the names of specific characters in the book, noting attributes that define each character. They discuss bullying and peer...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Beach Bodies (In Spoken Word)
"But we're tired, and exhausted, from trying to be something we're not." Insecurity from body image can play a significant role in adolescence and into adulthood. Watch as two young poets tackle this issue head on through the creative...
4 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable