Disorders Teacher Resources

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Anatomy - PreK - 1st Grade

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Anatomy starts at the microscopic level with cells, which are the basic units of living things. Cells combine to make tissues; tissues combine to make organs; and organs combine to make organ systems.
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Nutrition - PreK - 1st

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Children can have fun while learning about nutrition—whether it's about the food groups or how food is grown.
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Anorexia and Eating Disorders

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does someone develop an eating disorder? Explore the link between health and body image with a video from a larger biology series. Content includes the symptoms and effects of eating disorders, reasons that eating disorders go...
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Health Problems Series-Eating Disorders

For Students 7th - 9th
In this eating disorders activity, students use drawings or photos from magazines to design an ad for jeans. They use realistic body types and positive messages about body image and types. They answer 2 questions about who they target...
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What is Nature Deficit Disorder?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have your classes heard of nature deficit disorder? Help them find out more with notetaking activities based on Richard Louv's book Last Child in the Woods. The notetaking pages are included and can be put together at the end to form a...
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Personality Disorders Graphic Organizer

For Students 9th - 12th
As part of a study of Axis II personality disorders, groups work together to generate a list of possible occupations and personal partnerships that would give an individual with this disorder a chance at a reasonably healthy life.
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3D Brain

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Imagine being able to rotate the brain and view interior structures without dissection! This tool allows anatomy masters to do just that. They also learn about the associated functions, disorders, and symptoms of damage to each structure. 
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Nature Deficit Disorder and Urbanization

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is urbanization and green urbanism? What are the benefits of green spaces? Learners can find out by reading informational texts and taking Cornell notes as a class and then individually. Included here are several graphic organizers,...
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The Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fear. Anxiety. Depression. Scholars examine the impacts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They analyze the causes of PTSD through a short video clip and class discussion, understanding why it exists and what treatment options are...
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Overcoming Eating Disorders

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss two common eating disorders-obesity and anorexia. They explore the relationship between these eating disorders and body image. Students consider their own body image. They are asked if they can identify any eating...
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What is Bipolar Disorder?

For Students 9th - 12th
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is the focus of a short video that not only explains the various symptoms of the disorder, but also looks at causes and treatments.
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The Terrors of Sleep Paralysis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Half of the population experiences sleep paralysis at least once in their lives, and it can be a truly unique and terrifying ordeal. Discover how cultures across the world have offered various paranormal explanations for this phenomenon,...
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The Media's Perfect Illusions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how various media messages impact health. They research various eating disorders analyze how media messages can play a part in the development of these disorders, and write short reports.
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Real Attractive

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine how the media has an impact on poor body image and eating disorders among young people.  In this body image lesson, 6th graders discover the unrealistic values media promotes. Students explore the mental, physical...
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Eating Disorders and Adolescents: Conflict of Self Image

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study the complexities of eating disorders and the underlying factors which may contribute to their onset and development. They explore the various aspects and manifestations of these eating disorders and identify and...
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Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in...
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Debunking the Myths of OCD

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Discover the distinction between OCD tendencies and the neurological disorder itself, as well as clues as to the causes of OCD, how people with OCD perceive their actions and anxieties, and finally how to treat the disorder.
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Toward a New Understanding of Mental Illness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We know that as a result of early detection and intervention, we are able to make great strides in treating common diseases; however, this is not yet the case in the realm of mental illness. Explore this query with your class and touch...
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Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Teach your class about colony collapse disorder and foster discussion about causes and solutions for the honeybee problem. Class members read and discuss an article and participate in one of two detailed activities about pollination and...
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Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Disorders Extending Beyond the "Norm"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners develop an understanding of autism by engaging in an inquiry-based discussion. Pupils are exposed to the vast array of defining characteristics of autism spectrum disorders. They create posters about the developmental...
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Aphasia: The Disorder That Makes You Lose Your Words

For Students 7th - 12th
Do you ever have a moment where you can't get the words in your head to come out precisely? Or do you mix up words that sound similar? For some of us, these are simple errors in communicating, but for others, this is called aphasia. View...
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When Food Becomes A Problem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students evaluate signs and symptoms of eating disorders, evaluate short-term and long-term effects of eating disorders on the body and emotions, and describe anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. They create "WANTED" posters that focus...
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Dying to be Thin

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars role-play scenarios in which they encounter a friend or acquaintance who may have an eating disorder and brainstorm ways to help the friend. They create informational brochures with information about eating disorder...
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Ideal Weight, Cultural Stereotypes, and Eating Disorders

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the societal stigma that accompanies people who are overweight. In addition, students research current medical thinking on "ideal weight" and identify how the perception of body image can lead to eating disorders.