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PSHE KS3 and KS4: Discussing Physical Changes

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Age Range: KS3 KS4

Taking a down-to-earth approach, this pack addresses the highly sensitive issues surrounding health, image and physical well-being. The activity-based materials are thought-provoking and promote discussion on a wide variety of topics. The pack is particularly suitable for mid- to high-ability bands, but advice is given in the teachers notes on how to use the pack with mixed-ability classes. (Updated from: Exploring Body Images and Issues)

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Size: 66 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 456 7
Code: P34D
Popularity rank: 177

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Contents List


  • 7 WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT? Students discuss their worries and make a ten-point plan to try to solve their problems.
  • 9 WHAT DOES ADVERTISING DO FOR YOU? Students produce an image board to help them investigate and discuss stereotyping in advertising.
  • 11 BALANCING YOUR DIET After an investigation into a healthy diet, students design their own balanced diet posters.
  • 13 HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES Students design a healthy food snack, after a discussion on food choices.
  • 15 WHAT IS OBESITY? The health risks of obesity are discussed on this page, before students produce health plans.
  • 17 I HATE MYSELF! I'M SO OVERWEIGHT Students discuss food in relation to eating disorders and produce a leaflet to sort out fact from fiction.
  • 19 BOYS SUFFER TOO By writing a diary and a magazine article, students are encouraged to investigate anorexia in boys.
  • 21 LOSE WEIGHT TODAY Through a discussion, students investigate the claims of 'wonder' diets and find out how they affect peoples' health.
  • 23 ANIMALS FOR FOOD Students investigate animal welfare concerns and produce a display of their findings.
  • 25 BEAUTY WITHOUT CRUELTY Students make up image boards to help them to examine why people wear make-up in a variety of cultures and periods.
  • 27 ADVERTISING AND PERSONAL HYGIENE Students fill in a chart to help them investigate pressure advertising.
  • 29 IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER Students list and discuss their ideas of beauty and examine whether it is the same around the world.
  • 31 UNDER THE KNIFE Through close discussion, students explore views of cosmetic surgery and the reasons people choose to have it done.
  • 33 ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Research on designer fashion is carried out to help students see the importance some people attach to designer labels.
  • 35 SIZE UP Through writing a letter to a national newspaper, students investigate how the fashion industry can affect peoples' views of body shape and size.
  • 37 FASHION FOR FEET Students fill in a chart and design a poster to aid their investigation into peer group pressure in relation to trainers.
  • 39 BODY PIERCING Students discuss society's view of body piercing and how it is seen in different cultures.
  • 41 TATTOOS Students write an article for a school newspaper after a discussion on tattoos.
  • 43 CHEERS Through a quiz and a survey, students get to investigate the social, emotional, physical and economic cost of alcohol.
  • 45 DRINKS SELL THE DREAM Students examine the advertising of alcohol before designing a new non-alcoholic cocktail.
  • 47 SMOKING AND GIRLS By carrying out a survey and producing a leaflet, students explore the increase in teenage girls who smoke.
  • 49 DRUGS IN SPORT Students write an article about drugs in sport after research and a discussion.
  • 51 FIGHT OR UNITE? Students write a letter to their local paper after an investigation into behaviour in football.
  • 53 GIRL POWER Students get to define what girl power means to them and then they explore the positive and negative aspects of such ideas.
  • 55 POSITIVE IMAGES FOR THE DISABLED Students produce posters to show disabled people in positive roles and investigate wheelchair access in the local area.
  • 57 YOU'RE MAD! Misconceptions of mental illnesses are challenged through discussion and research.
  • 59 OVER THE HILL Students challenge some of the more negative views of old age by producing case studies.
  • 61 CHANGES Students discuss their feelings on adolescence and think about their future plans and values.