Image Gap - Lesson
Level: Grades 5 to 8
Author: This lesson has been adapted from Smoke-Free for Life, a smoking prevention curriculum supplement from the Nova Scotia Department of Health, Drug Dependency and Tobacco Control Unit.
This lesson helps students understand how self-image can influence lifestyle choices. Students begin by identifying those qualities they admire most in peers, and by comparing their self-image with these qualities. They learn to identify self-image “problems” and develop positive strategies for dealing with these problems.
Students will demonstrate:
- an awareness of the role that self-esteem plays in guiding lifestyle choices
- an ability to implement positive strategies to counter poor self-image
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.