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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.

  • Pretest

    Get ready to face the music. This independent activity will test your knowledge of mental health awareness and overall well-being, including managing stress, bullying, maintaining healthy relationships, online safety and making healthy decisions. You will maneuver through the iListen screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • My Life

    Social networking sites are being used today by millions around the world. But not everyone accessing them is necessarily putting their best foot forward when it comes to showcasing who they are. In this activity, you will learn about the dangers of posting harmful information online. You will then ‘put your best foot forward’ by highlighting your strengths and abilities in an online portfolio, or ePortfolio.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Think Before You Link WebQuest

    In today’s world, students are staying connected 24/7. They are blogging, texting, chatting and emailing. All are convenient methods to stay in touch, but when does it become unsafe? In this activity, you will learn about the dangers of cyberbullying, as well as your school policy and local laws on cyberbullying.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • My Stress

    Stress at home, stress at school, stress throughout day… when does it end? You will find out first hand that you are not alone – stress is normal and everyone experiences it to some degree. In this interactive activity, you will find out what exactly stress is, how it effects the body, and how to manage it. You will then identify stressors in your life and IM, or instant message, what you would do to take steps to deal with the stressors.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Stress to Success

    When asked what stresses them out, many teens will tell you school does. In this activity, you will find out first hand that you are not alone – stress is normal and everyone experiences it to some degree. You will be interviewing a peer and a post graduate to find out what causes them stress. You will then identify steps you can take to deal with the stress in your life.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Match Mania

    With all of the pressures teens face, the last thing you need is to have to worry about the pressures of dating, too. In this interactive activity, you will explore different attitudes and personalities you may encounter in the dating world. You will find that building a healthy relationship is much like a recipe – to make it work many high-quality ingredients are needed.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • No Bull

    Bullying can happen at any time, anywhere and to anyone. You should feel empowered to do something if and when it does happen. In this collaborative activity, you will determine what you should do in various bullying situations. You decide if you will report, support, or stand up to each bullying scenario. You will create a podcast demonstrating your solutions to the bullying situation.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • iSurvive

    Teens’ lives are full of stress – parents, school, schedules and future plans are all demanding. They may feel no one else could possibly be going through what they are. In this animated activity, you will explore different types of mental health topics such as stress, anxiety, anger, depression and suicide. You will hear about the signs and symptoms, and resources you can go to for help 24/7.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Define Yourself

    This review game will put your knowledge to the test. You will be asked various questions related to the material presented in the Face the Music eLearning Kit©. Topics covered include: managing stress, bullying, maintaining healthy relationships, online safety and making healthy decisions.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • This Has to Stop

    Mean, hurtful, intentional and repeated… bullying is not only harmful to those involved, but also shapes the school environment, affecting students’ ability to learn and teachers’ effectiveness in the classroom.This Has to Stop empowers you with the knowledge and skills to progress from a complacent bystander to an individual whom can help stop bullying by Supporting, Reporting and Standing Up. As everyday thought-provoking bullying scenarios unfold, you must decide whether you will act or do nothing. Your choices provide a glimpse into the thoughts and reactions of everyone involved and the consequences of doing nothing. You experience the impact of your decisions which helps you to realize the importance of taking action.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Snap-O-Gram

    In this activity, students will demonstrate positive engagement and self-awareness online. Students will begin with an ice breaker activity and then create a Snap-o-gram account.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Large Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Not So Cyberwise

    In this activity, students will begin by researching their local digital citizenship laws and policies. The class will then discuss their current school policy (if applicable) on digital citizenship. Finally, a mock court scene will be created that will apply student research findings.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Cyberwise Meme

    In this activity, students will create a meme to illustrate the impact of a digital citizen footprint. Through art and writing, they will demonstrate their understanding of what it means to be a responsible digital citizen online.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Posttest

    Get ready to face the music. This independent activity will test your knowledge of mental health awareness and overall well-being, including managing stress, bullying, maintaining healthy relationships, online safety and making healthy decisions. You will maneuver through the iListen screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

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