Overcoming Hardships Lesson BUNDLE: My 3 Favorite Lessons on Adversity for Teens

Overcoming Hardships Lesson BUNDLE: My 3 Favorite Lessons on Adversity for Teens
Overcoming Hardships Lesson BUNDLE: My 3 Favorite Lessons on Adversity for Teens
Overcoming Hardships Lesson BUNDLE: My 3 Favorite Lessons on Adversity for Teens
Overcoming Hardships Lesson BUNDLE: My 3 Favorite Lessons on Adversity for Teens
Overcoming Hardships Lesson BUNDLE: My 3 Favorite Lessons on Adversity for Teens
Overcoming Hardships Lesson BUNDLE: My 3 Favorite Lessons on Adversity for Teens
Overcoming Hardships Lesson BUNDLE: My 3 Favorite Lessons on Adversity for Teens
Overcoming Hardships Lesson BUNDLE: My 3 Favorite Lessons on Adversity for Teens
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Overcoming Hardships Lessons-★★★★ Get my top 3 favorite "Rising Above Adversity" Health Lessons.

These 3 lessons can be taught by anyone who wants to empower teens!


All 3 of the lessons in this resource deal with the topic of overcoming hardships…

Everyone has hardships in life, and much of the time they are out of our control, but we always have the ability to control our response to those challenges.


The 3 lessons can be taught separately, but together they make up a powerful example that anyone can CHOOSE to deal positively with life’s ups and downs and thus protect themselves from the negative consequences of adverse experiences.


In my 19 years of designing and teaching hundreds of Health lessons these are three of my very favorite top lessons, and they've been favorites with my students too.

Get lessons designed by a teacher, for teachers. There is nothing canned about these activities. All have been kid-tested, revised, improved, and perfected! I know you'll be so happy with them.


Here are the lessons included:

1. ACE-Adverse Childhood Experiences: When I came across the Center for Disease Control's ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) survey I just had to write some lesson plans so I could present it to my students. There is a simple 10-question survey to determine childhood trauma. There is proof that protective and resilience factors can heal hurts and break the negative cycle, so the rest of the lesson focuses on these protective factors. Also includes:

-a 55-slide Ace Survey Lesson PowerPoint

-An optional dysfunctional family pre-Ace survey lesson and a "How Might I Be Affected By A Dysfunctional Family?" survey, and "Dysfunctional Family" homework

-Ace Survey on PowerPoint slides to give to your students out loud

-Protective Factors Worksheet

-Above the Influence art project with 18 poster templates

2. Intervention Lesson: By analyzing two young men and how their families struggle with addiction, students will gain understanding of risk factors for addiction, and many students will also take away positive suggestions for risk factors they may be facing in their own lives. Also includes:

-a 69-slide PowerPoint

-30 of the 69 slides are a "Guess the 10 Risk Factors for Addiction" Quiz

-Intervention Worksheet

-Neurotransmitters Handout (Why teens use drugs and what happens in the brain when they do)

-Why Teens Use Drugs Homework art project

3. Life Stories Project: The 3-Day Project will have your students sharing personal stories you never realized they had, and ones they've possibly never shared before! It's one of my favorite projects and can change the way your students interact with each other. It also includes:

-a 29-slide PowerPoint to walk you through the project and the sharing of the project

-"If My Life Were a Book, What Would My Chapters Be?" Worksheet

-Life Story Reflection Worksheet

-One Person Makes a Difference Handout

-Motivating Tips and Quotes

-"What Would it Be Like?" Homework


Check out my other *-F*-A*-V*-O*-R*-I*-*-T*-E-* Lessons:

My Favorite Videos and Presentations: 86 Links to Shows on Relevant Teen Issues

My Favorite Empowering True Story Articles

My Favorite Surveys: 40 Surveys to Spark Interest in Your Lessons

My Favorite Art Projects

My Favorite Classroom Organization Tips!

My Favorite 3 Decision-Making Lessons


Be sure to check out the "Download Preview" above to see what things look like in this great resource.

* Documents are editable and included in Word and PDF formats.

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If you like this lesson sampler, you might want to check out "My Favorite Lessons Sampler 2" at:

My Favorite Lesson Sampler 2


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1 to 4-Week Units:

3-Week Nutrition Unit (My #1 Selling Unit!)
3-Week Drug Unit
2-Week Alcohol Unit
1-Week Tobacco Unit
3-Week Sex Ed. Unit (Makes this topic easy to teach!)
4-Week Empathy/Violence Unit
2.5-Week Stress Unit
1-Week Body Systems Unit
1-Week Self-Esteem Unit
1-Week Dangerous Decisions Unit
1-Week Conflict Resolution Unit
1-Week Best Beginning of a School Year Ever Unit
1-Week Ending a School Year Unit

3 to 4-Week Basketball Unit
3 to 4-Week Flag Football Unit
3 to 4-Week Volleyball Unit
Cardio Workouts and Weight Room Unit
50 Low Organized Games Inside the Gym Unit
1 to 2-Week Badminton Unit-FREE!

Independent Study Sex Ed. Unit
Independent Study Nutrition Unit
3-Week Sex Ed. Unit for Special Needs Students

Best Sellers and Favorite Lessons:

In my 19 years of teaching Health and P.E. and designing hundreds of lessons, these are my all-time favorite lessons:

1. Food Label Scavenger Hunt (This lesson is my #1 selling lesson!)
2. Life Stories Project
3. Alcohol Refusal Skills (Very powerful!)
4. Fat and Sugar Nutrition Lab (Turn your classroom into a science lab)
5. How Alcohol Affects the Body
6. “Intervention” Addiction Lesson
7. Marijuana Card Game: How Pot Hurt Me
8. Narcotics Dangers “Pharm Parties“ Lesson
9. Fast Food Lesson
10. Sexual Pressures Flip Charts
11. Stop Bullying: Making Your Voice Count
12. My Favorite VIDEOS: Over 100 Links to FREE Teen Videos and Presentations
13. b.f.f. (Be Fit Forever) - My 45 Best Health & Fitness Activities for Grades 4-12
14. Nutrition Facts Card Game! This 52-Card Deck Makes Learning Fun!
15. Interactive Health Activity: Flip-Open Food Labels
16. Alcohol Refusal Role-Plays
17. Fun Personality Surveys

Sub Plans:

Motivating Articles Sub Plans (This is my #1 Selling Sub Plan!)
Energy Drinks Sub Plans
Being Above Peer Pressures Sub Plans
Communication Skills Sub Plans
Decision-Making Skills Sub Plans
Self-Esteem Screensaver Sub Plans
Set of 6 Sub Plans-BEST VALUE!!

Elementary Curriculum:

5th Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum
4th Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum
Arts & Crafts Task Cards=*F*U*N*!: Projects for Classroom, Homeschool, + Parents
How to Improve Self-Esteem and Stop Bullying: 10 Lessons Grades 4-8
4 Super Fun P.E. Games

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Overcoming Hardships Lessons: 3 Favorite "Rising Above Adversity" Health Lessons
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