Prejudice and Body Image
Students investigate our society's pressures to conform to standards of beauty - particularly to be thin - and the related prejudice against being "overweight."
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Cyberbullying: Effects on Teens Across the Nation (Segment 4)
Schoolmates study electronic aggression in a instructional activity on cyberbullying. After watching a PBS news video about the topic, they discuss federal legislation intended to curtail cyberbullying. The instructional activity...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco: What Are the Effects?
Students are introduced to the effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. In groups, they research how drugs and alcohol affect the body in terms of getting the nutritional values that it needs to be healthy. They also discuss how emotions...
6th - 8th Health
Exploring Self-Esteem 1: What Is Self-Esteem?
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...
6th - 12th Health
Planning For Student Diversity When Teaching About Puberty
Students begin their examination of the changes their body is going to go through during puberty. In groups of boys and girls, they discover their experiences during puberty are going to be very different from one another. As a class,...
4th - 5th Health