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Social Emotional Learning Activities Health Curriculum: 100+ Articles for Teens

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Change the course of a teen's life!! This resource has over 100 true stories, great informational articles, and video links on relevant teen issues. Perfect for any secondary teacher. 


This digital download product, is editable in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for print and online on Google Drive.


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>> Integrated Skills Based, Content Based / Knowledge Based. The best of both worlds.

>> Meets HS/MS National Health Education Standards. 

>> Meets HS/MS Technical Subjects Health Common Core Standards.

>> Meets Washington State’s rigorous Health Education Standards.



This resource includes:


  • Spreadsheet with 100+ true stories, articles and videos


  • Save hours of time researching yourself!


  • Super relevant topics for teens!


  • The 49-page spreadsheet not only has links; it also suggests student discussion points, writing assignments, surveys, worksheets, art projects, homework, PowerPoint photos, group work, and more creative follow-ups to articles!


  • Links to powerful videos


  • ALL docs are on Google Drive


Why Purchase this Resource?:


  • Teens LOVE true stories about real people; whether inspirational or tragic


  • Teens learn powerful lessons about dangerous decisions before making similar mistakes themselves!


  • These stories, articles and videos have been “tried and tested” and found “interesting, shocking, and/or relevant” by real teens!


  • I've seen the power of these true-life stories in my own classroom!


  • Help inspire your students to face a challenge, try harder, or dream big; and give your students the gift of learning from someone else's mistake!


  • Stories stay with students, and these could save a life!




Here is what buyers have to say:

  • "Fantastic!" “So good!” “Amazing!”
  • "Materials are high interest and in a fabulous format"
  • "Awesome resource for anyone working with tweens/teens. I think although it's categorized under health it could be used in almost any subject."
  • "Students really loved these."



This resource is perfect for ANY TEACHER OF TEENS! Use it for:


  • Grabbing student interest
  • Daily openers
  • Engaging student's opinions
  • Debates
  • Daily closers
  • Powerful reading and writing assignments
  • Time-fillers
  • Opening a lesson on a related topic
  • Giving your teens positive ideas
  • Showing teens negative consequences
  • Motivating and inspiring the teens you work with!
  • Meeting all 20 Common Core Standards for Technical Subjects!


12 Topics Include: (a few examples are listed for each!)


1. Self-Esteem

  • How do you define yourself?
  • 5 Important Rules of Living
  • Olympian stories


2. Values and Overcoming Hardships

  • How to be happy
  • Inspiring young artists
  • Giving back!


3. Empathy, Bullying, and Social Media

  • Empathy Survey
  • The homecoming queen gave away her crown to comfort a grieving family
  • Social media impact
  • Bullying
  • Cyber bullying
  • One person can make a difference!


4. Prejudisms, Racism, and Diversity

  • Talking to kids about race
  • Racism at school
  • Empowering websites
  • Tolerance


5. Violence

  • Leading causes of death for teens
  • Peaceful message


6. Depression/Cutting/Suicide

  • What to know about teen suicide
  • Depression Survey
  • How to deal with depression
  • -Why people cut
  • What is the difference between depression and sadness?
  • Kindness matters!


7. Dangerous Decisions

  • Dangerous selfies
  • Taking bets and dares
  • The choking game and "Tik Tok Choking Challenge" warning
  • High speed driving
  • Gun safety
  • Healthy decision-making model


8. Tobacco +

  • Chewing Tobacco
  • Vaping
  • Jule
  • Quitting
  • Skin Cancer


9. Alcohol

  • Drinking games dangers
  • Prevention website


10. Drug Use

  • Fentanyl dangers
  • Shocking before and after drug use photos
  • Vaping Marijuana
  • Naloxone
  • Marijuana and the teen brain
  • Inhalants hazards


11. Nutrition

  • Healthy eating
  • Healthy body image
  • Exercise
  • Junk food
  • Eating disorders
  • Energy drink dangers
  • 50 ways to improve health


12. Sex Ed:

  • Dating
  • Healthy relationships
  • Abusive relationships
  • Sexual harassment
  • Consent
  • Abstinence
  • Domestic violence
  • HPV vaccines
  • Gender identity
  • Sexting
  • Internet safety


EXTRA!: Supplemental editable docs ready to print:

These are all on Google Drive with Fill-in boxes for students


  1. Empathy Survey
  2. Empathy Homework and Key
  3. “Blind, Paralyzed or in Prison for Life” Writing Assignment
  4. Decisions Task Cards activity
  5. Self-Esteem Cube Art
  6. Cyber Bullying Video and Worksheet
  7. Depression Survey
  8. A Carrot, an Egg, or Coffee Worksheet



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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 12 reviews
      Mrs. Hale

      I was very pleased with my purchase, highly recommend!

      Kristen B.

      This resource was not what I expected. I was excited to try this but very disappointed. I would love a refund or credit towards another purchase please.

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      Jennifer C.

      Students were engaged! Easy to prepare, use and implement in the classroom. Thanks!

      Nichole W.

      Great to supplement Health curriculum

      melissa thomas

      great for discussions