Academic Activity - Stressed Out? (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

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Academic Activity - Stressed Out? (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Stress is a part of every teen’s life, even more so during intense challenges such as a pandemic, racial discrimination, and life transitions. But uncontrolled stress can cause serious health problems and increase the risk that students may use drugs to attempt to deal with stressors, including mental health issues and trauma. Use these materials to help students understand how stress affects their body, and learn healthy ways to cope with pressure.

Lesson Plan Highlights:

  • Lesson
  • Student activity sheets
  • Student article
  • Teacher's prompts

Grade Level(s):

6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12 

Student Skills:

  • Analyzing and interpreting information, data, and/or evidence
  • English language arts
  • Health and life skills

Time / Duration:

60-90 minutes

Materials:

Printer/copier for student handouts (if meeting in person)