ERIC Number: ED307276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Into Adolescence: Enhancing Self-Esteem. A Curriculum for Grades 5-8. Contemporary Health Series.
Zevin, Dale; McPherson, Carole
This book is a 10-lesson module for grades 5-8, designed to increase students' awareness of self-esteem as a dynamic, ever-changing component in their lives. Beginning with a "Full Esteem Ahead" lesson to help students identify high and low self-esteem behaviors, this module gives teachers specific instructional strategies for guiding students through a series of esteem-building exercises and group activities. The module: (1) helps students develop and achieve personal self-esteem goals; (2) examines how self-esteem can make one feel powerful and in control; (3) discusses how the media can influence self-esteem; (4) draws the connection between self-esteem and social responsibility; (5) identifies postive self-talk and affirmations as among the methods for building self-esteem; and (6) provides a framework for a self-esteem fitness program. (JD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Maturity (Individuals), Self Actualization, Self Esteem, Social Development
Network Publications/ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95 +15 percent handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A