ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (8) 15 :
8.4.3) Demonstrate effective communication when confronted with mental or emotional problems in others.

Examples: respect vs. disrespect, empathy vs. complacency, calmness vs. excitability, confronting vs. non-confrontational

[HE] HED (9-12) 2 :
HE.1.2) Describe the interrelationships of emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health.

a. Identify symptoms and methods of treatment of mental health disorders, including depression, and stress.

b. Identify warning signs and prevention strategies for suicide.

[HE] HED (9-12) 17 :
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

[HE] WH (10-12) 5 :
WH.4.2) Research the effectiveness of communicating prevention and management strategies to resolve world health issues.

Examples: HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, hunger

Subject: Health Education (8 - 12)
Title: Mental Health Lessons
URL: https://canwetalk.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/COOR-79l-2016-03-CWT-lesson-plans.pdf
Description:

As educators, we have the ability to work towards the elimination of stigma and discrimination by teaching the new generation that people with a mental illness are not to be feared, judged, avoided, or discriminated against. Mental illness and mental health are gaining more traction in our collective consciousness, and we can further that cause by bringing the discussion into our classrooms. These lesson plans, in partnership with our Creating a Compassionate Classroom booklet, were created as resources to do just that.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 2 :
HE.1.2) Describe the interrelationships of emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health.

a. Identify symptoms and methods of treatment of mental health disorders, including depression, and stress.

b. Identify warning signs and prevention strategies for suicide.

[HE] HED (9-12) 17 :
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

[HE] WH (10-12) 5 :
WH.4.2) Research the effectiveness of communicating prevention and management strategies to resolve world health issues.

Examples: HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, hunger

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Seize the Awkward
URL: https://seizetheawkward.org/
Description:

Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference. Check out these tools – from conversation guides to tips –that can help you help those in need.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (6) 19 :
6.6.2) Describe how setting goals to increase time for physical activity and academic study may reduce stress.

a. List activities that can improve physical and mental health.

[HE] (8) 1 :
8.1.1) Explain how emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual, mental, and social health affect each other.

a. Determine how social influences can affect physical health.

b. Describe how risky health behaviors affect the emotional, physical, and social health of adolescents.

[HE] (8) 15 :
8.4.3) Demonstrate effective communication when confronted with mental or emotional problems in others.

Examples: respect vs. disrespect, empathy vs. complacency, calmness vs. excitability, confronting vs. non-confrontational

[HE] HED (9-12) 17 :
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

Subject: Health Education (6 - 12)
Title: Self-Management Checklist
URL: https://www.cbhpe.org/idea-tank/health-idea-tank/self-management-from-scott-todnem
Description:

Students will use a self-management checklist to document essential activities that are necessary for optimal health. Students will also have journal time, an opportunity to answer a daily prompt to free-write for 2 straight minutes.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 17 :
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

[HE] HED (9-12) 21 :
HE.4.4) Demonstrate how to ask for and offer assistance to enhance the health of self and others.

Examples: accessing crisis hotlines for suicide, sexual and physical abuse, and human trafficking; community resource materials

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Brynn: Not Broken
URL: https://gpb.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/not-broken-part-2/brynn-not-broken/
Description:

Brynn had a normal, happy childhood but adolescence brought on difficult feelings and experiences that led her to seek help. This video can be played during a lesson on asking for assistance for self and others.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 17 :
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

[HE] HED (9-12) 18 :
HE.4.1) Describe skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and others to enhance health.

Examples: active listening, friendliness, confidence, positive feedback, empathy, respect, understanding nonverbal cues, responsiveness

[HE] HED (9-12) 21 :
HE.4.4) Demonstrate how to ask for and offer assistance to enhance the health of self and others.

Examples: accessing crisis hotlines for suicide, sexual and physical abuse, and human trafficking; community resource materials

[HE] WH (10-12) 13 :
WH.8.2) Work cooperatively as an advocate for improving world-wide health.

Examples: participating in international events such as Earth Day and World AIDS Day

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Hope for the Future: Not Broken
URL: https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/not-broken-part-13/hope-for-the-future-not-broken/
Description:

Joronda Montaño shares her story of surviving and thriving despite mental health challenges. She and the other voices of Not Broken reinforce the message that teens living with mental illnesses are not broken and not defined by their diagnoses.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] (6) 1 :
6.1.1) Describe the interrelationship between social and emotional health in adolescence.

a. . Identify how positive relationships can enhance each dimension of health.

b. Explain how stress can affect personal health.

[HE] HED (9-12) 17 :
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

Subject: Health Education (6 - 12)
Title: Does Being Popular in High School Really Matter?
URL: https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/teen-popularity-kqed/does-being-popular-in-high-school-really-matter-above-the-noise/
Description:

When you’re in high school, it can seem like being popular is the most important thing in the world. But being popular in high school tends to have adverse outcomes once someone enters early adulthood. It all depends on what type of popularity someone has because it turns out there are two types. They are status and likability. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 17 :
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Students Helping Students
URL: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ket-pd-yana20/mental-health-students-helping-students/
Description:

Kentucky high school student Allison Tu explains how StAMINA (Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action) reaches peers struggling with mental health issues. This segment is part of the video collection You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 17 :
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Phobias and Panic Disorders
URL: https://cmha.ca/mental-health/understanding-mental-illness/phobias-and-panic-disorders
Description:

This resource is informational material about phobias and panic disorders. The overview of the resource is, "Everyone feels scared at times. But sometimes, fear can come up in a situation that isn’t expected. This fear stops us from going about our usual routines or working towards our goals. Phobias and panic disorder are two examples of mental illnesses that can lead to these problems." The resource also provides links to other resources to help educate students about mental illnesses.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [HE] HED (9-12) 2 :
HE.1.2) Describe the interrelationships of emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health.

a. Identify symptoms and methods of treatment of mental health disorders, including depression, and stress.

b. Identify warning signs and prevention strategies for suicide.

[HE] HED (9-12) 17 :
HE.3.5) Identify the necessity to seek help for mental and emotional health problems.

Examples: mood disorders, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation

a. Locate information on how to cope with and rebuff unwanted physical and verbal exploitation by other persons.

Subject: Health Education (9 - 12)
Title: Depression
URL: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-depression-helen-m-farrell
Description:

This TED-Ed learning activity guides students through the explanation of, possible causes, and treatments for depression.

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.

The activity includes a video, multiple choice and open-ended questions, additional resources to dig deeper, and a guided discussion.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



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