Students reflect on addictive behaviours and how they can have personal, health and financial implications. Students also explore the importance of stress management.
I can reflect on how addictive behaviours have personal, health and financial implications. I can consider healthy ways to cope with stress.
Idea Web (see attachments)
Costly Habits Take-Home Activity (see attachments)
Addictive behaviours (e.g. video gaming, online gambling, drug use, alcohol use, tobacco use)
- Students work in small groups to brainstorm ideas, opinions and experiences related to addictive behaviours. Ideas are organized in an Idea Web.
- Teacher leads discussion connecting addictive behaviours and stress management.
Students work in groups to analyze two possible addictive behaviours using an Idea Web (same Graphic Organizer used in Minds On), Infographics and Websites to consider personal, health and financial implications.
Websites and Infographics students may use include:
- Kids Health - Drugs and Alcohol
- Kids Health - Tobacco Use
- Kids Health - (online) Gambling
- Kids Health - Body Image
- Youth Substance Abuse in Canada (CAMH) for Teachers
- Youth Substance Abuse and Mental Health (CAMH) for Teachers
- Groups share what they have learned using the information gathered and explain the personal, health and financial implications in a short presentation.
- Students evaluate what they have learned and discuss alternative decisions that would support a healthier lifestyle.
- What are some healthier alternatives to substance abuse or addictive behaviours to cope with stress?
- Describe factors that influence addictive behaviours.
- Create a PSA, poster or brochure to share your learning about addictive behaviours and how we can make decisions that promote a healthy lifestyle.
- Costly Habits Take-Home Activity (see attachments)