Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mental Illness Wrap Up Lesson

Class on Friday and Monday (March 1 & 4) began with Ms. Lockwood sharing the song Courage by Superchick. Next, students played a Brain Game that served to review in a fun way some of the key concepts and facts … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders Lesson 2

The lesson on Weds and Thurs (Feb 27 & 28) began with debriefing/discussing the video on Eating Disorders that students watched last class. Next, students worked in pairs on an eating disorders quiz to help distill and clarify their understanding … Continue reading

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Lesson on Eating Disorders

On Monday and Tuesday (Feb 25 & 26) the lesson explored the topic of eating disorders. Students first reflected on their knowledge, opinions, and curiosity about eating disorder by completing KOW exercise. Then we watched the NOVA film ‘Dying to … Continue reading

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Novel Project Work Time

Friday, Feb 22, is a 1-8 day; Students have the entire class to work on their projects. If need be, please revisit the novel/memoir Project Instructions and expectations. The first blog post should be completed by the end of the day. … Continue reading

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Lesson on Depression

The lesson for class on Weds and Thurs (Feb 20 & 21) started with students watching the music video “Hold On” by Good Charlotte, followed by several short video clips on depression by the American Foundation for the Prevention of … Continue reading

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3D Brain and Mental Illness

On Friday and Tuesday (Feb 15 & 19) students continued to develop an appreciation for the complexity of mental illness and behavioral disorders in terms of causes, realities, treatments, and recognizing the challenge of stigma. Students began with an ACTIVITY that … Continue reading

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Novel Project Introduction

On Weds and Thurs (Feb 13 & 14) class began with a breathing/relaxation exercise followed by a vocabulary QUIZ. Ms. Lockwood then went over the novel/memoir Project Instructions and expectations. Ms. Lockwood shared the information/PERMISSION FORM that a parent/guardian needs to … Continue reading

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Intro to Mental Illness

The lessons on Friday and Tuesday (Feb 8 & 12) began with students self-assessing their self-reflection projects and submitting the same. Ms. Lockwood then shared the results of the body shape scale survey. Students then responded to unit Essential Questions so … Continue reading

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Lesson 3 on Body Image and Gender

The lesson on Weds & Thursday (Feb 6 &7), students analyzed magazine advertisements by answering four questions. Students then pair-shared the key messages of the MissRepresentation video segment as they relate to body image and gender. Students then discussed the … Continue reading

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Lesson 2 on Body Image and Gender

The lesson on Monday and Tuesday (Feb 4 & 5) continued to explore the topic of body image. . Next students took an anonymous body shape scale survey. Students then took a quick ‘gender quiz’ (not graded!). Next, students responded … Continue reading

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