Category Archives: Class Activities

Lesson on Depression

The lesson for class on Weds and Thurs (Oct 3 & 4) started with students watching a short video on depression by the American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide: Clip 1      Clip 2     Clip 3 … Continue reading

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3D Brain and Risk Factors

The lessons on Wednesday and Thursday (Sept 26 & 27) began with students using the 3D Brain iPad App to explore important structures of the brain, their functions, and the disorders that have been associated with this part of the … Continue reading

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Novel Project Introduction

On Monday and Tuesday (September 22 & 23) 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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From Stigma to Supermodel

This TEDx Talk by Rick Guidotti “From Stigma to Supermodel” is an inspiring exploration of the notion of ‘beauty’ and its effect on a person’s self-esteem.

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Intro to Mental Illness

The lessons on Tuesday and Weds (Sept 18 & 19) began with a QUIZ on the wellness unit vocabulary. Students then responded to unit Essential Questions so Ms. Lockwood could gauge the extent of knowledge and understanding with regard to mental … Continue reading

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Project Rubrics

Please use the appropriate rubric to guide your work and plan to self-assess your projects at the start of class on Thursday (per 2) or Friday (per 5 & 8): Collage    Media Montage    Music Medley   Rap/Song    Illustration

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Lessons 2 & 3 on Body Image

The lesson on Tuesday and Weds (Sept 11 & 12) continued to explore the topic of body image. First students took an anonymous body shape scale survey. Students then took a quick ‘gender quiz’ (not graded!). Next, students responded to … Continue reading

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Lesson 1 on Body Image

To begin our understanding of body image we discussed factors that determine the health weight range for an individual. The Body Mass Index is a measure that takes three of these factors into consideration. Two student volunteers checked their BMI … Continue reading

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Lesson on Identity & Goal-Setting

The lesson on September 3 & 4 (Mon & Tues) explored the concept of IDENTITY and the developmental task of adolescence: developing a sense of who you are and avoiding role confusion. Following a think-pair-share activity brainstorming different components of … Continue reading

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Lesson on Values

The lesson for class on August 30 and 31 (Thursday & Friday) explored the concept of values – what is a value, where do our values come from, which are our most important values, and how awareness of values shape … Continue reading

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