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Puberty/Adolescence, Day 2: "Who AM I? Where Am I Going?"
7th - 10th
A great unit! There is a lot of content that is personal so make sure you have created a safe zone in your classroom before doing this lesson. It will have much more meaning if your learners share their life with others in the class....
Beach Bodies (In Spoken Word)
4 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"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...
Protecting the Brain Against Concussion
9 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"When kids sustain a concussion, we talk about them getting dinged or getting their bell rung...but what is it that we're really talking about?" This is a video that every adult and child should watch, as it details the real consequences...
Real Life Or Broken Mirror? Examining Media Representations of Teenagers
6th - 12th
Students analyze representation of teenagers in the news and other media, discuss importance of media literacy in interpreting media portrayals of reality, and discuss and write about accuracy, or lack thereof, of media images of young...
Puberty/Adolescence, Day 5: "What Will I Decide About Touch?"
9th - 10th
Day 5 of the puberty/adolescence lessons is about touch: sexual, affectionate, nurturing, and violent. There are many activities and scenarios to write about, talk about, and discuss. The main idea behind this topic on decision making is...
Lesson: Struggle and Transformation: Jaguar & Adolescence
5th - 12th
To break down complex themes, discuss a sense of self, and learn a bit about Mayan culture, learners start through art analysis. They analyze a Mayan incense burner, discuss themes, and then write a short story that includes themes from...
The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain
14 mins 9th - 12th
Why do teenagers seem to take greater risks? Why do adolescents have difficulty taking in others' perspectives, and what implications does this have for us as teachers? Pass this resource along to your classes and colleagues, and begin a...