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The Secret Life of the Brain (Teenage Brain)

The attached worksheet contains questions for the video PBS- The Secret Life of the Brain Episode 3: The Teenage Brain. This video can be checked out from the Educational Media Center. Episode 3 is about 60 minutes long. The PowerPoint attached shows how to use this for an Interactive Notebook. The word file attached is a list of questions for students to answer while watching the video to focus their attention. This covers many different objectives in both the Health 8 and Health HS syllabus. This link will give you an explanation of the video: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/episode3/index.html

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Content Area

  • Health

Resource Type(s)

  • Lesson Plan

Grade(s)

  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade

Course(s)

  • Health 8
  • Health HS

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • 1.3 - Describe how peers influence their decisions.
  • 1.6 - Identify various refusal skills.
  • 1.7 - Apply refusal skills to a significant health issue or problem.
  • 2.1 - Explain the mental, physical, social, and emotional needs necessary to maintain good health.
  • 2.3 - Describe various influences on a person's health and wellness.
  • 2.4 - Define body image, self-concept, and self-esteem.
  • 4.1 - Define stress.
  • 4.2 - Discuss the effects of stress on the body.
  • 4.3 - Discuss ways to cope with stress.
  • 6.2 - Distinguish among over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drugs.
  • 6.5 - Evaluate the consequences of illegal drug use.
  • 6.11 - Discuss reasons why alcohol is frequently used by adolescents.
  • 7.6 - Identify some of the symptoms of common non-infectious diseases.
  • 7.9 - Describe common hereditary diseases.
  • 1.2 - Apply the decision-making process to current situations teens manage.
  • 2.2 - Demonstrate how genetic factors affect personal wellness.
  • 2.3 - Illustrate how environmental conditions affect health.
  • 2.4 - Explain how lifestyle choices affect personal wellness.
  • 4.1 - Recognize different sources of stress.
  • 4.2 - Devise strategies to manage stress.
  • 4.4 - Describe the importance of emotional needs with relation to the development of overall wellness.
  • 4.5 - Discuss the importance of managing and coping with emotions.
  • 4.6 - Describe strategies for solving interpersonal conflicts without harming self or others.
  • 4.10 - Identify the symptoms of various major mental illnesses.
  • 6.2 - Discuss how substance use and abuse will prevent achievement of his or her positive life-long goals.
  • 6.3 - Analyze the physiological effects of substance use and abuse.
  • 6.4 - Identify the psychological effects of substance abuse.
  • 6.6 - Research community resources available for teen addiction.
  • 6.8 - Discuss how drug use and abuse affects the family.
  • 6.9 - Discuss how a person's enabling and denial can contribute to abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
  • 7.4 - List possible causes of non-communicable diseases.
  • 7.5 - Discuss the most common non-communicable diseases and their affects on the different body systems.
  • 1.4 - Explain the relationship between decisions and goals.
  • No Standards/Course Objectives Identified

Textbook Unit(s)

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Tag(s)

  • Technology