Peer Pressure

Teenagers experience peer pressure many times during the week, but may not recognize it as such. A helpful lesson plan and set of videos show class members that making decisions when faced with peer pressure is something they can control in a situation that feels uncontrollable.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Link to a book or short story that features a character dealing with peer pressure
  • Include in a health unit on teenagers and self-esteem
Classroom Considerations
  • Spaces on worksheet might be too small for learners to write lengthy answers; consider projecting the worksheet onto the board for the class to copy into journals
  • Though the lesson is designed for eighth graders, it is versatile for older or younger classes
  • The second of six resources in a unit on peer pressure
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Pros
  • Encourages learners to apply what they have learned to their own lives
  • Includes tips for various classroom settings
Cons
  • None
Common Core