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CURRICULUM INTEGRATION

How can I integrate teaching Breaking the Silence into my curriculum?

  • BTS meets National Health Education Standards.
    • Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
    • Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health promoting products and services.
    • Analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health.
    • Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
  • BTS Meets Character Education and Violence Prevention Goals.
    • Students are sensitized to the pain caused by ridiculing and bullying someone who is mentally ill.
    • Students learn the importance of seeking early treatment for serious mental illnesses such as major depression, manic depression, schizophrenia, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • BTS can be used in conjunction with your substance abuse curriculum.
    • At least half the people with mental illness self-medicate by using drugs or alcohol
    • Youth with anxiety or depressive disorders are two to four times more likely than their peers without mental illness to develop substance abuse disorders.
  • BTS can be integrated into the English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art curriculum.
  • BTS can be integrated into the standard curriculum
    • Each grade level includes activities and assignments linking mental illness to core subjects
    • Cross-curricular ties are suggested for English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art.
    • Cross-curricular ties are suggested for English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art.


 
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