ERIC Number: ED324598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Into Adolescence: Making and Keeping Friends. A Curriculum for Grades 5-8. Contemporary Health Series.
The "Contemporary Health Series" covers critical health and family life topics in a sequence of modules with two curricular divisions: "Into Adolescence" for middle school teachers and "Entering Adulthood" for high school teachers. This module presents a six-lesson curriculum for grades five through eight to provide students with the information and skills they need to build positive relationships. Activities in the first lesson help students recognize that individuals must know who they are, feel good about themselves, and feel in control of their lives before they are able to develop meaningful relationships. In lesson 2, students use journal writing and poetry writing to gain understanding about how they choose and maintain their friendships. Lesson 3 deals with peer pressure and provides practice in saying "no" to risky behaviors without forfeiting friendships. Lesson 4 encourages students to look beyond a casual friendship to identify characteristics of a close friendship. In lesson 5, students conduct interviews with parents or special adults and senior friends to learn about the lifelong significance of friendship. Lesson 6 serves as a culminating lesson in which students play a game about friendship and analyze what they have learned about friendship. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Friendship, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High Schools, Locus of Control, Peer Influence, Preadolescents, Self Esteem
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95, quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other titles in this series, see CG 022 854-858.