Unit 2 Review

We will be taking our end of the Unit Assessment this Friday.  I’ve placed some guide questions below to help you review.  Think back on all of our class discussions and activities about Respect, Social Thinking, Bullying, Conflict, and Conflict Management. Use your note taking sheets the worksheet on Unit Keywords below to help you review too! Good Luck!

Questions for Review:

1. What does respect mean to me? How does it relate to our ISM core value of integrity?

2. What are different ways to show respect?  How does body language play a role?

3.  What is Self-Respect? Why is it important? How will it help challenge bullying?

4.  Why is it important to know how to identify hurtful behaviors? 

5.  Why is social thinking so important?  Remember to explain expected and unexpected behaviors as well.

6. What is mediation and how is it used as a way to solve a conflict?

7. What is negotiation and how is it used to solve a situation?

8. What is compromise and how is it shown?

9. What is Collaboration and how is it shown?

10. How would you describe a true friend?

11.  How has social media affected social interactions in this day and age? What are the effects on one’s overall wellness?



Unit 2 Project: Hurtful Behaviors and Conflict Management

We’ve spent a number of classes discussing the importance of Respect, types of Respect we feel most important to us, ways of showing respect, types of disrespect, cyber bullying, social media, and ways of addressing disrespect.  In the upcoming classes you will be working on a mini-lesson that your group will be using to “teach” the class about Hurtful Behaviors and Conflict Management.

Your goal:  To produce a 2-page comic strip to contribute to the class “Anti-bullying Magazine.”  complete with a clear understanding of a social issue and clear guidelines for how that can be resolved through Conflict and Resolution skills.

Below you will find the Instructions for this performance task and the Rubric on how you will be graded:


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Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 7.57.06 AMTo help you get started, below is the chapter in our textbook that will help you with your assigned topics.  Don’t forget to cite your sources!

The textbook source is: Athreya, Balu H. Holt Decisions for Health: Level Blue. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007. Print.



Start the Ripple!

We’ve spent the past few days discussing what Respect means to us, how we show respect in different cultures, and what forms of disrespect there are.  We’ve also done skits of different situations in which different forms of Respect are shown.  As reminders to ourselves, we are finishing up our RESPECT cut-outs with our own definitions and synonyms of respect.

Watch this video below of middle school students who compiled their own ideas of respect how young people can make a difference!  The message?  Start the Ripple!


Video Reflection:

1.  What was one thing that struck you most about watching this clip?

2. How relevant do you think this topic is to young people today?

3. Were you able to relate to some of the things talk about in the clip? How?

4. What are three ways in which you can start the ripple?  How can you show respect?


Bullying – How should we handle it?

We’ll be going through the following video clips in class and discussing strategies for how to deal with bullying, cyber bullying, and hurtful behaviors.









Prompt Questions

  • Why is it easier to post something mean online than to say it to someone’s face?
  • Think before you post?
  • If you were a parent what 3 guidelines would you give your child re. online chats/ posts
  • What are the legal ramifications of posting something online? Liable/ slander/ deformation of character





Prompt Questions

  •   “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me”  -what is the truth?
  • How do you think this death could have been avoided?
  •  Could the parents have prevented this?
  •  Why do teenagers often not tell teachers/ parents about the bullying? (They’ll make it worse – does this mean we should just leave it and “just deal with it” as a “rite of passage”. Remember speaking up can prevent someone else going through the same scenario. Stop the Cycle of hurtful behaviors!
  •  Why is more “acceptable” to have chat groups posting online that are hurtful instead of saying encouraging things about others?
  •  When would you advise a friend a friend to talk to another adult?


Additional Prompt Questions

  • Does this clip make you feel uncomfortable?
  • Why do we sometimes laugh at this behavior?
  • Why do negative words hurt so much?
  • Why do we glamorize mean/ hurtful behavior on Reality Shows or TV Series e.g. Simon on Idols, Survivor, Gossip Girl etc.?


TEENS ON SOCIAL MEDIA – Ramifications of Today’s Modern Tech

Anderson Cooper’s Being 13 Documentary Preview:


Prompt Questions

  • What are your initial thoughts on the findings of this study?
  • Does lurking significantly factor into your daily routine?
  • How does lurking contribute to the prevalence of cyber-bullying?
  • What are the emotional and mental consequences of living in today’s world of social media?
  • In what ways can young adults better prepare themselves to deal with these situations?
  • What are some guidelines for managing the cyber world?


HERO IN THE HALLWAY – What you can do.


Social Thinking: Thinking about our Behaviors and those of others

Social Thinking is something we try to develop as we go through adolescence.  What is it?!

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Social Thinking: The ability to consider your own and others thoughts, emotions, intentions to help you respond to information and interact socially (Winner, 2013)


In order to avoid hurtful behaviors, it is important to think about our social thinking and how it affects our social behaviors.

In a social world, we ALWAYS affect each other.

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Think about this…

What are considered good social skills?

How do our behaviors affect others?







Watch this clip and get ready to do a THINK-PAIR-SHARE:


Respect in Action!

Today we’ll be working on skits revolving around different topics of respect.  Choose one of the topics below for your skit and come up with a 2 minute skit that we will film in class. The guidelines are below. Have fun! 🙂


  1. Respecting Differences (culturally, beliefs, etc)
  2. Self-Respect
  3. Respecting Rules
  4. Respecting the feelings of others
  5. Respecting one’s privacy


  • Needs to have a narrator and different characters
  • Needs to include a description of the “issue”
  • Needs to show the negative effects on a person
  • Needs to show a clear strategy for positively dealing with the issue
  • Everyone needs to be involved

Respect Walls!

In class we’ll be working on brainstorming different ideas for 6 different aspects of respect:

  1. Respect for Elders
  2. Respect for Siblings
  3. Respect for Strangers
  4. Self Respect
  5. The role of Body Language in Respect
  6. Showing Disrespect
  7. Cultural Respect

Check out some Exemplar Respect Walls created by students in Wellness using Padlet!!Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 9.41.28 AM

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Unit 2: Rights and Respect

Great work on our Fitness and Nutrition unit!  This week we will begin our unit on Rights and Respect:

Unit Understandings

  • Students will understand that the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors affect health behaviors.
  • Students will understand that advocating for personal, family and community health promotes healthy behaviors and choices.
  • Students will understand that the ability to use interpersonal communication skills can enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • Students will understand that the ability to use decision-making skills enhances health.

Essential Questions

1. What does “respect” mean to me and my family?

2. What types of respect are important to me and why?

3. How will self respect help you challenge bullying?

4. Why are conflict resolution skills good skills for people to have?

5. How would you describe a true friend?