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1. Body Systems Safari
The “Body Systems Safari” introduces the “Big 5” animals that can be found on African safaris:
It also includes the “Big 5 Body Systems”:
Most importantly, the “Body Systems Safari” activity was designed to be a self-advocacy skills-based activity.
Research how to take care of each of the 5 body systems
List ways a person can protect and strengthen that body system
Advocate for their own health by listing 3 ways THEY personally commit to protect or strengthen each of their own five body systems!
Each body system has 5 research links where students will research on their own about each system; and more importantly, research different ways they can take care of their own body systems!
Internet access is needed (unless you print the online website material!)
All links are included!
This can be done completely independently by students on Google Slides with clickable links!
2. The Dangers of Energy Drinks
"Teacher Directions" tell you about the activity and include a sheet to fill in for your sub with pertinent information like student seating and taking roll.
Background articles for the teacher on energy drink dangers are provided.
STUDENTS CAN NOW DO THIS WHOLE LESSON ONLINE on Google Slides; OR, the teacher can choose to print materials for sub and tuck away for that emergency sub day, OR full printing directions are included for the sub as well!
Students start by taking the"How Healthy Are You Eating?" survey to get them hooked into the lesson and to see how their own eating habits rate.
Next students read cautions on the dangers of energy drinks, caffeine, and sugar.
Then, students work in pairs using two amazing websites to chart the caffeine and sugar in: Energy drinks | Energy shots | Soda pop | Coffee | Tea
While working online will save paper, directions for printing data from online is given!
Last, student read the summary of several articles on the dangers of caffeine and sugar, and fill out a personal activity "Reflection."
2022 "Caffeine and Sugar in Energy Drinks Worksheet Key" is provided.
Follow up with a "Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt" homework assignment
Links to 11 amazing videos!
Links to articles on real life tragedies due to energy drinks
3. Peer Pressures
1. A section to tell your sub things like where your seating charts are!
2. "Substitute Lesson Directions" that are editable and printable and easy-to-teach with real-life stories of youth who died or went to jail after giving in to peer pressure.
3. Several video options on peer pressures and promoting positive teen traits.
4. Re-usable "Student Directions" handout (students do not write on these so you can use them year after year)
5. Introspective fill-in-the-blanks "Student Packet" with engaging "Guess the Pressure Lines" and "Assertiveness" surveys.
"Guess the Top 10 Peer Pressure Lines" Survey!
"Assertiveness Survey" with analyzing results and student goals
"List of Ways to Improve Positive Self-Esteem"
Help your students to recognize the character traits that can help them rise above peer pressure.
Real quotes like, “No pressure, no diamonds” (Thomas Carlyle) can inspire them to stay strong under pressure and come out shining!
5 optional video links on how to deal with peer pressures and navigating teen self-confidence
“Above the Pressures Art Project”
4. Communication Skills
1. Step-by-step instructions to leave for a sub
2. Fun "Speaking/Listening Into Activity" where one students describes a picture while the other tries to draw it from verbal cues only! "Picture Diagram" included.
5. Being "Too Passive" Tips and Being "Too Aggressive Tips"
6. Flip Up Posters: 24 cut outs and tips for "Be Assertive, Not Aggressive"
7. Flip Up poster example
8. "To Extend the Lesson Activities" Folder (for when you get back!):
1) Communications Survey
2) Communication Rules PowerPoint
3) Communication Rules Posters for your classroom
4) A second listening/speaking activity (on PowerPoint)
5. Overcoming Hardships Motivating Articles
This lesson relates to all teenagers. It involves an inspiring look into the childhoods of 17 celebrities. So if you teach or work with teens, this activity is for you.
Students will be inspired to overcome their own hardships as they read these stories and share with peers.
Celebrities range from actor Jim Carrey-whose family spent time living in a van, to football ball player Shaquem Griffin-who had his hand amputated at age 4 but didn't let that stop him from becoming a pro NFL football player, to singer Selena Gomez who was born to a 16-year old mom and struggled with her incredible success as a very young artist. All of the celebrities found various, motivating ways to find success.
CREATED BY A TEACHER - This activity is tried and tested. I've taught it for years with my 9th graders and it's always been a favorite.
NEW, TRENDING CELEBS!! ALL FUTURE UPDATES FOR LIFE ARE INCLUDED! New celebrities, activities
Teachers can literally send the 2 links in this lesson and it can completely be done students at home-Step-by-step STUDENT directions are included.
I just added two new celebrities! Actor Henry Cavill (Superman, the Tudors, and Mission Impossible) and Triple Grammy Award Winner Singer Dua Lipa (who had a teacher tell her she couldn't sing!)
This resource is perfect for promoting social and emotional learning (SEL).
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