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Mental Health

Discover the many facets of mental health and how it affects overall wellness. The cross-curricular activities below follow educational standards, and are sure to keep your students engaged. Detailed lesson plans make implementation a snap.

  • Pretest

    Get ready for some dart-throwing. In this independent student activity, students’ knowledge of mental health and emotional well-being will be tested. They will maneuver through the balloon dart Pretest screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Check My Emotions

    School demands, parents’ expectations, peers and all other demands in life can lead to feeling ‘out of control’. We may not be able to change events that occur every day, but we can change how we react to them by “checking” our own emotions. Students will be doing just that in this personal reflection activity.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • I’m a Character

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “you’re a character”? It’s true – we all have our own traits that build our character. In this activity, students will dig into themselves and discover what their character traits are. They will write about a role model in their life and the character traits they admire in this person.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Dear Me

    Every day we have to make decisions about our friends, school, family, social life, responsibilities… the list goes on. Making these decisions is not always easy, but if we have steps to guide us along the way, we will be better equipped to make good decisions. In this activity, students will work independently to find solutions for stressful problems using the six steps for decision making as their guide.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Stealth Health Carnival

    Get ready to help your friends make healthy decisions at the carnival! In this animated activity, students will take a ride on the Stealth Health Rollercoaster where they will hear five scenarios to learn all about the importance of healthy decision making, positive self-esteem and respecting others.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Make a Scene

    Every day, 160,000 children miss school because of a fear of being bullied. Bullying can happen at any time, anywhere, and to anyone. But students should feel empowered to do something when it does happen. In this jigsaw-style activity, students will create comic strips to illustrate how to deal with bullying situations.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Safely Wired WebQuest

    Technology is everywhere in the world today. So it’s important to know how to stay safe when wired on the Web. In this WebQuest, students will explore the Internet to learn all about cyberbullying and how to stay safe when on the Web.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Dunk 'Em

    Students will help Safety Boy make a splash in this animated review game. Students will be asked to guess words based on clues they will receive. Using an alphabet bank, they will fill in the blanks to complete these words. When they get five correct and Safety Boy gets dunked in the tank.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Interactive Video

    Join Safety Boy and our health educator Marguerite as they teach viewers about managing stress at the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center. Using engaging activities and critical-thinking questions, this video along with the accompanying lesson plan will encourage 4th, 5th and 6th graders to make healthy choices. To find out more about coping with stress and staying mentally healthy, try our other activities in the The Power of Me eLearning Kit©. (Video running time 16:19)

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Step Right Up

    Mean, hurtful, intentional and repeated… bullying can affect anyone, at any time. It is not only harmful to those involved, but also shapes the school environment and can affect students’ ability to learn. Do your students know what to do when they see bullying happen? Fasten your seatbelts and Step Right Up as Scuba Sam and Safety Boy empower students with the knowledge and skills to progress from complacent bystanders to individuals who can help stop bullying by Supporting, Reporting and Standing Up. Students will experience the impact of their decisions, helping them to realize the importance of taking action.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Think Before You Click

    In this activity, students will describe what it means to be a digital citizen, including their use of technology and interactions online. Students will learn the three C’s of digital citizenship: content, conduct and contact.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Cyberwise Manual

    In this activity, students will discuss their school’s digital citizenship policy and use the information discussed to create a CyberWise Manual for their classroom.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Posttest

    Get ready for some dart-throwing. In this independent student activity, students’ knowledge of mental health and emotional well-being will be tested. They will maneuver through the balloon dart Posttest screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

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