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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

    This is an independent activity testing your knowledge of mental health awareness and emotional well-being. You will maneuver through the Pretest laptop screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions relating to stress, bullying, tolerance and decision-making scenarios.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

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

  • All Stressed Out

    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 why it happens. You will then identify stressors in your life and hear about steps you can take to cope with stress.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

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

  • Don’t Sweat It

    You are sitting in study hall, feeling stressed out… it’s the perfect time to create a recipe for success. In this activity, you will be encouraged to apply coping strategies to something that is stressing you out. You will find the key to coping with stress by identifying the stressor and tackling it in Don’t Sweat It.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

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

  • Cyber Reality Check WebQuest

    This is an independent activity focusing on cyberbullying. What is a cyberbullying anyway? Why do teens not report cyberbullying? How do you avoid being cyberbullied and what should you do if targeted by someone who cyberbullies? You will link to various websites to gather information and answer these questions.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

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

  • I’m Just Playin’

    Bullying can happen at any time, anywhere, and to anyone. But you should feel empowered to do something when it does happen. In this interactive activity, you will hear about different types of bullying and their effects on both those who are bullied and those who bully. You will be asked to decide who’s just playin’ (and who isn’t) in each of the five scenarios presented.

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

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

  • World Wide: What’s Up

    "Don’t judge a book by its cover." Most of us may try to live by that quote. In this activity, you will learn to accept and appreciate others’ differences by playing a game of Human Bingo and interview your peers. You may be surprised by your findings!

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual Pairs

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

  • I’m a Survivor

    Teens’ lives are full of stress - school is demanding, schedules are demanding --- LIFE is demanding. You may feel no one else could possibly be going through what you are. In this interactive activity, you will explore different types of mental health topics such as stress, anxiety, anger, depression, and suicide.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

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

  • What Would You Do?

    Got a problem? No problem. This collaborative activity will provide you with the tools you need the next time you have to make a decision when working through problems at school, home or when hanging out with friends. You will write, publish, and share your real life problems, while working through problem-solving strategies.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs
    • Small Groups

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

  • Free Your Mind

    This Articulate review game will put your knowledge to the test. You will be asked true/false, multiple choice, and matching questions, reviewing all concepts covered in the Life on Demand eLearning Kit©.

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

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

  • Google That

    In this activity, students will demonstrate positive engagement and self-awareness online. They will begin with an ice breaker activity. Next, students will conduct a Google search on the Atlee junior league softball team. Finally, students will create mock Google search results of themselves.

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

    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 what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. 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

  • 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 students 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.

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

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

  • Posttest

    This is an independent activity testing your knowledge of mental health awareness and emotional well-being. You will maneuver through the Posttest laptop screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions relating to stress, bullying, tolerance and decision-making scenarios.

    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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