Gray Matters: Mental Health Awareness Curriculum
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. The resources included in this blended learning playlist will help you begin meaningful conversations and interventions within the classroom. By exploring topics such as body image, social media, bullying, and self-regulation, students will embark on a positive pattern of discussing and examining their feelings instead of acting too hastily on them or sweeping them under the rug.
Managing Anger and Frustration
Daniel Tiger takes control of his feelings when he's mad in this video clip. He sings a song about feeling mad and learns that if he's feeling mad it's up to him to turn his feelings around so that he can have fun again. The learning goal of this clip is to help children deal with their mad feelings.
This self-regulation chart breaks down the stages of anger using Minecraft characters.
What leads to the way we perceive our body image? In a thought-provoking and humorous performance at TEDYouth 2012, spoken word poets David Fasanya and Gabriel Barralaga pose a challenge to rethink how we see ourselves.
These interactive workshops were designed to facilitate discussions about body image with middle school students. Videos, activities, and reflections will introduce the topic of body confidence and work through the myths that may be affecting your students' self esteem.
Poet Shane Koyczan shares his experiences with bullying with this moving performance.
A former bully and a psychologist offer perspectives on why people become bullies and make a case for why we should have empathy for those who resort to such tactics.
Engage in activities and conversations around bullying prevention using a series of Newsela articles.
Students share their own experiences as a way of building empathy and recognizing the power of words.
Social Media & Mental Health
This video examines how different social media platforms may affect your brain in different ways.
Studies suggest that there’s a link between an increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens and the rise of social media.
14 year old Trisha Prabhu discusses her product, Rethink, which gives young people an opportunity to reconsider what they’re posting before it’s public, in an effort to end impulsive cyberbullying.
Eboni has extensive experience in curriculum development, with a focus on culturally-responsive and arts-based approaches. Having spent years creating academic content and providing professional development to teachers, she now curates themed playlists meant to provide educators with valuable, time-saving resources.
Through interactive content, primary sources, lesson plans & articles, inspire students to think critically about how their actions contribute to a more equitable future.
For Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Use these voting-themed blended learning teaching resources to help children of all ages understand the importance of voting and why their voice matters.
For Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
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