Risky Choices Teacher Resources

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Chapter 6: Making Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A lesson plan looks closely at risky behavior such as teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Middle schoolers use a question box to ask questions anonymously. They role-play what life would be like if they became pregnant then...
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The Psychology Behind Irrational Decisions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Heuristics? Prospect Theory? Behavioral Economics? Who would have thought so much research has gone into studying approaches to problem solving and decision making. This short video takes a look at the psychology behind decision making.
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Big Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners consider the power of peer pressure. In this making decisions lesson, students watch "Big Decisions," and discuss the impact peers may have on one's health, choice, and risk-taking. Learners role play scenarios that require them...
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Safe Or Sorry-- Risky And Non- Risky Lunch Box Choices

For Students 4th - 5th
In this health worksheet, students discover that some foods are safe to have in a lunch box at room temperature, and some foods are risky and need a cold pack. Students sort common foods as risky (and tell the reason why) or safe....
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Risky Business

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider what risky choices may do to their lives. In this personal health lesson, students watch a Discovery video about personal choices and discuss the content of the video. Students then play a game that that allows them to...
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Thinking with your Gut

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Risk-taking behavior and other decision-making factors may be influenced by more than just our brains; current research shows that the more bacteria that exists in one's digestive tract, the less inclined one might be to engage in risky...
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Caution: Thin Ice!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders listen to a story titled "Thin Ice!" then partake in a whole-class discussion asking and answering questions about what was read. Scholars brainstorm risky behaviors in preparation for a game of RISKO—a game similar to...
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Sex And Alcohol: A Risky Mix

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the reasons people use alcohol and discuss the negative things that can happen when mixing sex and alcohol. In this lesson on risky behavior, students explore the ways in which they can reduce the risks involved when...
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What is a Stock? or, Who Owns McDonald's?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils explore profit and risk. In this economics lesson, students read about McDonald's and Nabisco stock and discuss the risks and rewards of stock ownership. Printable worksheets ask questions about rights of stock owners and the...
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Ready to Remain Safe

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss making the wrong decisions because of peer pressure and the consequences of those actions. As a class, they identify the positive and negative consequences based on a variety of scenerios. To end the lesson, they...
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Risks and Pressures

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What kind of dangers are there at school and at home? How can you avoid peer pressure and risky behavior? These are the topics of this discussion-based slide show, where questions of safety and peer pressure are presented for the class...
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Bad Luck, Good Luck

For Students 4th - 6th
In this bad luck and good luck worksheet, students read a story about bad and good luck, choose the correct words to complete the story, and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 2 activities.
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Putting on Armor

For Teachers 8th
Peers can exert tremendous pressure that can lead to positive and negative consequences. To conclude the Risky Business unit, class members create a Personal Safety Plan. They list things or situations that cause stress, things they have...
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Risk Taking Behaviors

For Teachers 10th
Sophomores can be sometimes wise and sometimes foolish. The same can be said for their behaviors. After watching a presentation about risk taking behaviors, class members discuss the presentation in small groups, and then complete a...
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Health And Life Skills Outcomes

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars use skills that are directly related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug choices (e.g., refusal skills, decision making, stress reduction skills)
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Caution: Thin ice!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to story and respond with comments or questions. They brainstorm unsafe behaviors and randomly fill out templates with different risky behaviors listed on the board. They play RISKO, the Bingo type game.
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Harriet Tubman: Using Precise Adjectives

For Students 2nd - 5th
It's never too soon to encourage young writers to broaden their descriptive lexicon beyond good, great, and awesome. A short passage about Harriet Tubman for elementary scholars features clear, precise adjectives. The attached graphic...
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Avoid the Web

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils explore positive and negative choices involved risk and consequences. They create a bulletin board with their completed bug worksheets.
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Cough...Cough...Yeah, I Smoke!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students become familiar with the adverse health affects caused by cigarette smoking, nicotine addiction, and how when combined they may eventually lead to other risky behaviors. They engage in a role play where they make choices about...
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CTBS Vocabulary Practice #1

For Students 9th - 10th
In this vocabulary practice learning exercise, students identify the synonym and antonym of sixteen multiple choice questions. Students also choose the correct word to complete nine multiple choice sentences, for a total of twenty five...
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Alcohol

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate alcohol safety by researching the Internet.  In this drugs and alcohol lesson, students discuss the legal drinking age and brainstorm the problems drinking can cause.  Students complete a worksheet about making good...
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Health Outreach -- Creating Research -- Based on Pamphlets on STDs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars view a video clip about people affected by STDs. They research causes, symptoms and cures of a sexually transmitted disease of their choice. They create a pamphlet to share information.
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Reading Comprehension-Grade 2

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this grade 2 reading comprehension learning exercise, students read several short passages, answering 1-3 multiple choice comprehension questions after each. Answers are included.
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Advertisers Know How to Get You!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explain how advertisers mislead them in their food choices. In this health science lesson, 7th graders choose a commercial and explain the strategy used. They discuss how they are targeted in those ads.