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Mental Health

Discover the many facets of mental health and how it affects overall wellness. The cross-curricular activities below follow educational standards, and are sure to keep your students engaged. Detailed lesson plans make implementation a snap. Become a member to get started today!

Elementary School: Grades K-3

"Seaing" Me for Me eLearning Kit©

Get ready for underwater adventures with instructor Scuba Sam and his side-kick Pozzi T. Along with their underwater friends, they will help students in grades K-3 navigate through the 9 activities aimed at teaching the importance of healthy decision making, positive self-esteem, and accepting ourselves and those around us for who we are.

Elementary School: Grades 4-6

The Power of Me eLearning Kit©

Get ready for an exciting trip to the carnival with Hector (aka Safety Boy) and Ima, the bus driver. They will guide 4th - 6th graders on a fun carnival adventure through 11 activities designed to teach students the importance of healthy decision making, coping with bullying, positive self-esteem, and accepting ourselves and those around us for who we are.

Get ready for some dart-throwing. In this independent student activity, students’ knowledge of mental health and emotional well-being will be tested. They will maneuver through the balloon dart Pretest screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the pretest.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

School demands, parents’ expectations, peers and all other demands in life can lead to feeling ‘out of control’. We may not be able to change events that occur every day, but we can change how we react to them by “checking” our own emotions. Students will be doing just that in this personal reflection activity.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify physical and emotional reactions to different emotions.
2. List healthy ways of dealing with emotions.
3. Define empathy.
4. Recall people who they can talk to about their feelings.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Have you ever heard the phrase, “you’re a character”? It’s true – we all have our own traits that build our character. In this activity, students will dig into themselves and discover what their character traits are. They will write about a role model in their life and the character traits they admire in this person.

Delivery Method:
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify traits that represent good character.
2. Write about their role model, describing character traits they admire.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Every day we have to make decisions about our friends, school, family, social life, responsibilities… the list goes on. Making these decisions is not always easy, but if we have steps to guide us along the way, we will be better equipped to make good decisions. In this activity, students will work independently to find solutions for stressful problems using the six steps for decision making as their guide.

Delivery Method:
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify steps of the decision making process.
2. Apply the steps of the decision making process.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Get ready to help your friends make healthy decisions at the carnival! In this animated activity, students will take a ride on the Stealth Health Rollercoaster where they will hear five scenarios to learn all about the importance of healthy decision making, positive self-esteem and respecting others.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define self-esteem and explain its role in the decision making process.
2. Define respect and its role in the decision making process.
3. Make healthy decisions related to conflict resolution, expressing feelings, being honest, Internet safety, and bullying.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Every day, 160,000 children miss school because of a fear of being bullied. Bullying can happen at any time, anywhere, and to anyone. But students should feel empowered to do something when it does happen. In this jigsaw-style activity, students will create comic strips to illustrate how to deal with bullying situations.

Delivery Method:
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define bullying.
2. Identify ways to cope with bullying.
3. Create comic strip to illustrate ways to cope with bullying.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Technology is everywhere in the world today. So it’s important to know how to stay safe when wired on the Web. In this WebQuest, students will explore the Internet to learn all about cyberbullying and how to stay safe when on the Web.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define cyberbullying.
2. List ways to prevent cyberbullying.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Students will help Safety Boy make a splash in this animated review game. Students will be asked to guess words based on clues they will receive. Using an alphabet bank, they will fill in the blanks to complete these words. When they get five correct and Safety Boy gets dunked in the tank.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recall information related to mental health awareness and emotional well-being, including healthy decision making, bullying, self-esteem, respecting others, and expressing feelings by playing Dunk 'Em.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Join Safety Boy from LearntobeHealthy.org and our health educator Marguerite as they teach viewers about managing stress at the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center. Using engaging activities and critical-thinking questions, this video along with the accompanying lesson plan will encourage 4th, 5th and 6th graders to make healthy choices. To find out more about coping with stress and staying mentally healthy, try our other activities in the The Power of Me eLearning Kit© on LearntobeHealthy.org. (Video running time 16:19)

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define stress.
2. Explain the physical affects of stress on the body.
3. State strategies for coping with stress.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Mean, hurtful, intentional and repeated… bullying can affect anyone, at any time. It is not only harmful to those involved, but also shapes the school environment and can affect students’ ability to learn. Do your students know what to do when they see bullying happen? Fasten your seatbelts and Step Right Up as Scuba Sam and Safety Boy empower students with the knowledge and skills to progress from complacent bystanders to individuals who can help stop bullying by Supporting, Reporting and Standing Up. Students will experience the impact of their decisions, helping them to realize the importance of taking action.

Delivery Method:
Individual
Pairs
Instructor-led

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define bullying.
2. Recall effects of bullying.
3. Make healthy decisions related to bullying, by choosing to Support, Report or Stand Up to bullying.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
http://www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Get ready for some dart-throwing. In this independent student activity, students’ knowledge of mental health and emotional well-being will be tested. They will maneuver through the balloon dart Posttest screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the posttest.

Eduational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Middle School: Grades 7-9

Life on Demand eLearning Kit©

School work, friends, family, after school activities… a day in the life of a teen is demanding, to say the least. This kit of 11 activities engages 7th - 9th grade students in activities that promote mental health awareness and emotional well-being. Activity topics include stress, bullying, respecting differences, and healthy decision making.

High School: Grades 10-12

Face the Music eLearning Kit©

Technology makes it easy for teens to stay connected at all times, but sometimes the pressure of always being "on" can be too much. This kit of 11 activities engages 10th - 12th grade students in activities that promote mental health awareness and overall well-being. Activity topics include managing stress, bullying, maintaining healthy relationships, online safety and making healthy decisions.

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