1. Depression

Source: It's My Life

Talk about times the student has felt sad, empty, anxious or angry, identify possible reasons for these feelings and reflect on ways to deal with them. Understand the difference between sadness and depression, and identify ways to handle depression.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Psychology.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

2. Divorce

Source: It's My Life

Understand what it means to get a divorce, why divorce happens and how divorce can impact the student, his or her family and the community. Gain skills in dealing with feelings that arise because of divorce.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Family Life. Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

3. Do Violent Video Games Cause Real Violence in Children?

Source: KQED: You Decide

Examine both sides of the arguments surrounding the debate on video games as a potential cause of violence in children. Use decision-making skills to assess the arguments and take a stand on this controversial issue.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Reading & Language Arts, Social Studies

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Critical Thinking Skills. Civics: Current Events/Issues. Media Studies.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

4. Dreams

Source: It's My Life

Understand the basic issues surrounding dreams, and identify the role dreams might play in our lives. Explore why we dream, what dreams mean and how we might control dreams.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Psychology.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

5. Middle School

Source: It's My Life

Identify important issues in making the transition to middle school. Explore suggestions from a middle school principal for making the transition less difficult.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

6. Miss America

Source: American Experience

Explore gender roles, multiculturalism and social diversity through the evolution of the Miss America Pageants of the twentieth century. Explore social issues surrounding the events, including those of race, sexual discrimination and body image.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Social Skills. Womens Studies.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

7. Pet Therapy

Source: Dragonfly TV

Examine the effects of pet therapy on children with chronic pain, study how different styles of music affect a person's heart rate differently and discuss how facial expression reflects a person's feelings.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Medicine. Mental/Emotional Health. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

8. September 11th

Source: It's My Life

Examine feelings related to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Identify ways to control the media "diet" that accompanies tragic events, to counteract racism focused on Arab-Americans and Muslims and to do something positive in response.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Civics: Current Events/Issues.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

9. Steroids: The Hard Truth

Source: In The Mix

Try any of several activities to explore the harsh realities of teen steroid use, including the health risks, emotional issues and legal consequences of using these drugs. Discover why this is becoming a problem for teenage girls.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Substance Abuse Prevention.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

10. The Medicated Child: A Guide for Parents

Source: Frontline

Review issues associated with treating a child with psychiatric medications. Explore this resource designed for parents, counselors, doctors, social workers or anyone involved in diagnosing and treating children with behavioral and emotional problems.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Medicine.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

11. War Letters - Civics

Source: American Experience

Interview a war veteran to learn the importance of letters from home to the morale of those serving in the military. Explore the issue of censorship and explain your opinion of whether letters from the military should be censored.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Civics: Civil and Human Rights.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project