Social Skills and Life Skills
WHAT IS IT AND WHO IS VULNERABLE?
LEARNING TO DEAL WITH PEER PRESSURE
Teenagers are exposed to negative peer pressure every day. They are very susceptible to this peer pressure as a result of developmental changes of the brain and an increased desire to create relationships. Negative peer pressure can be very destructive and lead to harmful habits. Teenager can learn to better protect themselves from negative peer pressure by understanding the dangers of it, learning to recognize it, and by developing social strategies to effectively deal with it.
Objectives: Students will be able to
• Define peer pressure and describe the different types.
• Explain who is most vulnerable to peer pressure and why.
• Identify the dangers of negative peer pressure.
• Identify and describe strategies that can be helpful in dealing with peer pressure.
1) Two detailed lesson plans
2) Two PowerPoint Presentation
3) The Beast (analysis of peer pressure)
4) What is peer pressure and who is vulnerable? (Reading comprehension worksheets)
5) Learning to deal with peer pressure (Reading comprehension worksheets)
6) Peer Pressure Graphic Organizer assignment
7) Poster and analysis worksheet: The Power and Danger of Peer Pressure
8) Four Scenarios of peer pressure and analysis
9) Complete Assessment (multiple choice, true or false, and short answer)
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Michael K. Powell