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Being Better
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/teachersguide.pdf

Teach students about personal improvement and determination. This lesson plan uses Benjamin Franklin as an example of someone who set goals in life and achieved them. Students will create a self-improvement plan, follow it for one week and write a reflection paper. Follow link and scroll down to lesson #5.

Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning - Late High School Curriculum Grades 11 and 12
http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/Documents/SBS_LateHS.pdf

A six-session curriculum from the National Association for College Admission Counseling for Grades 11 and 12 for helping students assess where they are in the college planning process.

Fundred Project
http://fundred.org/classroom/

The Fundred Dollar Bill Project offers classroom discussion, hands-on exploration and important lessons beyond the classroom. Draw your unique Fundred Dollar Bill, mail it to a Fundred Collection Center and be part of the solution to prevent lead poisoning in cities all across America. Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project is a national, artist-driven, multidisciplinary project with a critical mission: to support awareness and solutions to lead contamination and help end childhood lead poisoning.

Career Planning
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/career

Website includes information on career planning. The information includes career planning, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and more.

College Application Essay: Why It's Important and How You Can Help
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/applications/essay

Helpful tips teachers and counselors need to know about assisting students with their college application essays.

Managing Anger
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/schoolviol3/index.html

A great lesson plan for communication skills and anger. It contains three short video clips involving teenagers talking about relationships, peer mediation and how to respond when angry. It offers multiple teaching methods to reach all learning styles. (Amy Nix)

A Primer on Peer Mediation
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/schoolviol1/index.html

This lesson plan teaches students how to resolve conflict by having a mediator. Free video clips are available online that demonstrate how the mediation session would play out. The full video can be purchased, but the clips seem to be sufficient for drawing students into a class discussion.

Relationship Abuse
http://stoprelationshipabuse.org/

This website will provide education and training so communities and institutions will respond effectively to women who are experiencing abuse.

Understanding Death and Grief
http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/open/parent/grief1.cfm

Tips and resources for helping children and teens cope with grief.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://www.samhsa.gov/trauma/index.aspx

This site will provide information on substance abuse and mental health services.

Stress Dolls
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=125

In this lesson, students will learn ways to improve mental health and maintain stress.

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