13 Reasons Project – more details

The Project

13 Ways to Choose Life project

The Rubrics

13 Reasons Display Rubric

13 ReasonsTeaching Rubric

Timelines showing what needs to be done and when

Display team Timeline

Teaching team Timeline



Wed April 4 – 13 Reasons Why You Should Choose Life! (and stay mentally healthy :))

  1. 13 Ways to Choose Life project
  2. This is the major project that will wrap up our unit on mental health.  If you miss class, it is your responsibility to get caught up or to complete your portions at home.

Monday March 5 – Smart Phones and Mental Illness

Learning targets:

—>What are the concerns about cell phones and teenagers – are these legitimate concerns?

—> What do cell phones have to do with mental illness?


  1. Kahoot!  https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=9ae1971e-5d75-4345-8535-046e06dec837&playId=88a393ac-80b3-43fc-8d20-aefa1b02bc4a
  2. Get into groups of 4
  3. Watch video at this site: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/lessons-plans/are-teens-addicted-to-technology/
    1. Write down 7 key points as you watch
  4. Read over Teens are Addicted to Cell phones
    1. 3 levels protocol
    2. Groups present
  5. video below – jot down 7 key points Jean Twenge makes about smartphones and iGen
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU2Fr4jNg2o



Friday Feb 23 – Resilience

Learning Targets

–> What is the difference between anxiety and stress?

–> In what ways can stress be good?

–> What is resiliency and how does resiliency help one cope with stress?

  1. Brain cards
  2. Discussion
  3. Stress test – http://www.mhankyswoh.org/uploads/files/pdfs/stress-teenstresstest_20130813.pdf
  4. Resilience video
  5. Reality of Stress
  6. The Benefits of Stress



Wed Feb 21 – Wrapping up Anxiety

  • Play Jeopardy        https://jeopardylabs.com/play/mental-illness-review2
  • finish ppt from last class
  • group discussion on questions
    • What is the scope and impact of anxiety disorders?
    • What are the symptoms and feelings one has when one has an anxiety disorder?
    • What are the six anxiety disorders?  How are they different from one another?
  • Answer above questions on provided card = limit your responses to 2 sentences for the first two questions.  For the third question, explain each anxiety disorder in one sentence.

Wed Feb 14 – Examining Anxiety

Learning Targets:

  • To reflect on anxiety and stress and express your personal thoughts about it
  • To consider whether or not you might have some anxiety issues

  1. Hand in Schizophrenia questions from last class
    1. What are three things you have learned about schizophrenia ?
    2. discussion
  2.  Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDvDCqLCdEE – My Extreme Animal Phobia
    1. What does he say, do, what is his body language, what is causing his stress?
    2. Why is he so scared? How did he become scared?
    3. How does he start working through his fear?
    4. What does his therapist encourage him to do? Why?
  3. Chart Paper Protocol
  4. Anxiety worksheet – score it
    1. Website: https://www.scaswebsite.com/index.php?p=1_7