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Lesson Plan 1: What is Mental Health?

Lesson Plan 1: What is Mental Health?

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Mental health impacts the way that we live, so understanding of our own mental health is beneficial. In this lesson students are introduced to the concept of mental health and a number of common mental illnesses, while also exploring the accomplishments of people who have a mental illness.

Grade level: 6 - 8

Prep time: 15 min

Lesson Duration: 65 min + Optional Extension Activities (15 min)

Learning Outcomes:

It is expected that students will:

  • Gain an understanding of what mental health is
  • Be exposed to a number of different mental illnesses
  • Show that people with mental illnesses can accomplish great things

Lesson includes:

  • Activate, Acquire, and Apply Activities 
  • Cut and match activity (1 per pair of students, precut) (Printable)
  • Persevering Person Worksheet (Printable)

Materials required (not included)

  • Journal or blank paper for students to journal on
  • Screen & speakers for viewing video
  • Devices for students to conduct research on
  • Bulletin board and supplies to fill it

NB: Purchase includes access to downloadable resources for 6 months.

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