"In this lesson, students are introduced to the ways video games may impact their mental and physical health. Students start with a reflection on their use of video games, specifically the amount of time they play and the role of games in their lives. This is followed by a class activity based on several key questions relating to the positive and/or negative effects video games may have on our health. Finally, students will be given an opportunity to debate key claims on the health effects of video games.In approaching this topic in the classroom, teachers should encourage students to explore their own attitudes towards the issues surrounding the games that they play - without condemning the games themselves."
"In this lesson, students explore the issues surrounding violent video games. The lesson begins with a review of the Entertainment Software Rating Board’s rating codes for video and computer games, and a class discussion about the appropriateness of these ratings for children and teens. Using the article “Killer Games” as a starting point, students discuss the elements that contribute to video game violence; at what age young people should be in order to play violent games; and the possible effects of violent video games on young people. As a summative activity, students write a persuasive essay (or have a class debate) refuting or affirming the idea that violent video games promote violence among youth."
"Research shows that one in three teenagers has experienced emotional, verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner, but also that fewer than 25 percent of teenagers have not talked about dating abuse with a parent.
So we decided to collaborate on a lesson plan about teenage dating violence prevention with Scenarios USA, a nonprofit organization that, according to its Web site, “uses writing and filmmaking to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression” in under-served teenagers."
"Pack of six activities tailored to meet the needs of different ages and curricula. Activities demonstrate widespread existence of violence against women, define these forms of violence and show what must be done to prevent it.
Please bear in mind that some students may have witnessed or experienced violence against women. You may wish to display contact details for organisations that can offer help and support during your lessons."