Life Skills 225 Ready-to-Use Health Activities for Success and Well-Being (Grades 6-12)

ISBN-10: 0787969591

ISBN-13: 9780787969592

Edition: 2004

Authors: Sandra McTavish

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Life Skills is a practical resource that gives teachers 225 ready-to-use worksheets that cover a wide variety of key life skills. The book addresses topics such as drug and alcohol use, sex, relationships, stress, food-related issues, and self-esteem. Life Skills is an easy-to-use, time-saving book that is designed for grades 6-12 and helpful for both new and seasoned teachers. For quick access and easy use, the worksheets are organized into eight sections and are printed in a large 8 1/2" x 11" format that folds flat for photocopying. Here's an overview of what you'll find in each section: Drugs, Alcohol, and Smoking: Trends in smoking, second-hand smoke, reasons why people smoke and ways to help people quit, facts about drug use, the classification of different drugs, alcoholism, fetal alcohol syndrome, as well as drinking and driving. Sex and Sex-Related Issues: Male and female sex organs, why people have sex, facts and myths, birth control, options after getting pregnant, sexually transmitted diseases, homosexuality, infertility options, sexual harassment, and date rape. Love, Relationships, Marriage, and Family: The role of friends in our lives, negative aspects of cliques, dating and love, love and infatuation, qualities in an ideal mate, problems in marriage, why marriages end, family life cycles, and nontraditional families. Life Skills: High and low self-esteem, long and short range goals, learning assertive behavior, dealing with difficult people, conflict resolution, what makes a good leader, effective communication and time management skills, and problems with violence. Stress: What makes you stressed?, reactions to stress, coping with stress, suicide, death, and dying. Food and Food Related Issues: Improving eating habits, the food pyramid, information about calories, water, vitamins, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, additives, and eating disorders. Know Your Body and Body Image: Body image and type, the functions of differnet organs, body parts, body systems and terminology, viruses and bacteria, basic first aid, diagnosing and solving emergency problems, fitness habits, and four components of fitness. Self Esteem and Knowing Yourself: Favorite things, handwriting, personality type, birth order, highs and lows, and five senses.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

About the Author
About This Book
Drugs, Alcohol, and Smoking
Word Association
What Drug Am I?
Trends in Tobacco Use
Time Line: A Short History of Tobacco and Cigarette Use
Thoughts About Secondhand Smoke
Young Kids and Smoking
Show Me the Money
Getting Tough on Smoking: An Editorial
Antismoking Slogans
You Be the Judge
Classifying the Types of Drugs
The Types-of-Drugs Chart
Facts and Myths on Drug Use
Time Line: History of Drug Regulations in the United States
Drug Use and Different Ages
The Drug-Use Continuum
The Marijuana Expert
To Legalize or Not to Legalize?
A Venn Diagram Comparing Tobacco and Marijuana
Caffeine
The Truth About Anabolic Steroids
Tic-Tac Drugs: Teacher Page
Tic-Tac Drugs: Student Page
The Effects of Alcohol
Is Drinking a Problem for You?
Reasons, Reasons, Reasons
The Staircase of Decisions with Drinking
The Gray of Alcoholism
Thoughts About Drinking and Driving
A Letter from a Child with FAS
Express Yourself
Word Removal
Sex and Sex-Related Issues
Words and Slang
Facts and Myths About Sex
Reasons Why People Have Sex
Sexuality Throughout Our Lifetime
The Four Phases of Sexual Intercourse
Male versus Female
The Birth Control Chart
Birth Control Crossword
No Condom, No Sex: Talking to Your Partner About Condoms
Dr. Birth Control
Some Thoughts on Abstinence
The Some-Thoughts-on-Abstinence Chart
What Should Vanessa Do?
Facts About Adoption
What to Avoid During Pregnancy
Stages in the Womb
STI Unscramble
Dr. STI
Ways of Acquiring HIV
Attitudes About AIDS: We've Come a Long Way Since the 1980s
A Poem About an AIDS Victim
Facts About Homosexuality
Options for Couples Who Want a Child (But Are Having Infertility Problems)
Surrogate Rights
Sexual Harassment Facts
Sexual Harassment or Not Sexual Harassment?
Date Rape
Date-Rape Decisions
Finish the Story
Dear Rudy ...
Sex Jeopardy
It Takes Three
Alphabet Soup
Love, Relationships, Marriage, and Family
A Relationship Balloon Tree
The Relationship Chart
Circle of Friends
Different Friends, Different Occasions
All About Cliques
Break the Clique
Finish the Sentences on Dating
The Singles Ads
How Do Couples Meet?
Steps in a Relationship
Is It Love or Infatuation?
Love Quotations
Sternberg's Love Triangle Theory: Worksheet
Sternberg's Love Triangle Theory: Worksheet 2
Sternberg's Love Triangle Theory: Worksheet 3
What Type of Lover Are You?
What Matters to You?
Qualities You Seek in a Mate
To Live Together or Not to Live Together
Marriage Quotations
Marriage Vows
A Marriage Check-off List
How Expensive Is It?
Talk-Show Marriage Talk
Can These Marriages Be Saved?
Why Do Relationships End?
Looking at the Family
Family Challenges
If Parenthood Required a License ...
Stages in the Family Life Cycle
Who's in What Stage of the Family Life Cycle?
Life Skills
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Maslow's Needs and You
A Goal Chart
High and Low Self-Esteem
Improving Your Self-Esteem
Peer Pressure and You
Learning Assertiveness
More on Assertiveness
Dealing with Difficult People
Conflict Outcomes
The Steps in Decision Making
Good Leader, Weak Leader (Part 1)
Good Leader, Weak Leader (Part 2)
Wawa Island: A Team-Building Activity
Are You an Effective Communicator?
Name That Communication Blocker
Techniques for Saying No
Communication Scenarios
What Are They Really Saying?
A Paired Listening Exercise: Teacher Page
A Paired Listening Exercise: Student Page, Script
A Paired Listening Exercise: Student Page, Script B
Help Fatima Manage Her Time
Help Fatima Manage Her Time (Part 2)
Managing Your Time)
Managing Your Time (Part 2)
What Do You Do?
Fatima's Errands: A Time Management Activity
Types of Violence
Is Your School Violent?
Top 10 Pieces of Advice to Live By
Advice in Code
Stress
Are You Vulnerable to Stress?
The Life Change Index
What Is Their Life Change Index?
Good Stress versus Bad Stress
Top 10 Sources of Stress
Stress in Various Aspects of Your Life
Three Generations of Stress
Long-Term Stress versus Short-Term Stress
ZZZzzz: Sleep Patterns
Sources-of-Stress Game
The Four Stages of Stress
Fight or Flight
Those Stressful Reactions
Reacting to Stressful Situations
Relaxation Bingo
Getting Physical
Support Systems
How Can You Help Your Stressed Friend?
A Suicide Awareness Quiz
Dealing with a Grieving Friend
Thoughts on Death and Dying
The Five Stages of Grief
Which Stage of Grief (in Dying Patients)?
Food and Food-Related Issues
Food Associations
A Healthy-Eating Report Card
An Eating-Habits Survey
Favorite Food
A Food Pyramid Puzzle
Factors Affecting Your Food Choices
"Weight" and See
A Day in the Life of Your Stomach
Calorie Calculations
What to Know About H[subscript 2]O
Let's Learn About Vitamins
Cholesterol: Fact or Fiction
Protein Fill-in-the-Blanks
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Fiber
Fat Habits and You
Fat Classification
Fat Reduction
Crazy About Carbohydrates
Our Addiction to Additives
Food Categories
Just Because It's a Salad Doesn't Mean It's Healthy
Can You Help These Eaters?
An Eating Disorder True-False Quiz
Name That Disorder
Signs of an Eating Disorder
The Dos and Don'ts of Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder
The Food-Vocabulary Word Game
Your Body and Body Image
What Is Your Body Type?
Calculate Your BMI
Body Image and You
Body Image and You: Questions
Body Image and the Sexes
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Body-Parts Connections
Body-Parts Vocabulary
Muscle Word Search
Right Muscle, Right Exercise
The Human Skeleton Crossword
Female Reproductive System Vocabulary
Male Reproductive System Vocabulary
The Respiratory System Matching Exercise
The Digestion Puzzle
The Sun and Your Skin
Genetics and Your Health
Dr. Doctor's Magic Square
What Makes You Ill?
Five Diseases and Conditions That May Affect Teens
Basic First-Aid Crossword
Diagnose the Emergency
Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
A Fitness Survey
Components of Fitness
Anaerobic Energy, Aerobic Energy, and DOM
Keeping Fit Without Doing Aerobics
Self-Esteem and Knowing Yourself
What's in a Name?
I Am
Graffiti You
The YOU Report Card
What You Like to Do
You Are Where You Live
What Would They Say About You?
Backing It Up with Examples
How Have These Outside Factors Shaped You?
Personality and You
Personality and Physical, Mental, and Social Health
What's Your Personality?
A, B, C, D Personality Types
Birth Order and Personality
Handwriting and Your Personality
Astrological Signs and Your Personality
What Do You Value?
What Are Your Values ...?
A Values Auction
Weaknesses
A Few of Your Favorite Things
Using Your Five Senses
Highs/Lows and You
A Room with a Clue
Cartoons, Colors, and Cars
If ...
Answer Key
Bibliography
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