On Tenterhooks: Analyzing the Etiology of Adolescent Anxiety

Are the joys of childhood really that joyful? Readers take a look at adolescent and young adult anxiety. Activities include close reading of articles and a self-reflection of scholars' own fears and anxiety. Learners then create a deck of advice cards as a resource for others.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a counselor or someone with a personal testimony to speak with the class of anxiety
Classroom Considerations

  • Part one of four in an integrated project called Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project
  • Easy to use the lesson alone, and/or with the ELA unit, and/or with the larger unit
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Pros

  • Allows a personal connection to the lesson
  • Involves a variety of strategies (close reading, group discussion, reflection, hands-on activities) to keep students engaged
Cons

  • None