Grade 9 2011-12 Guidance Curriculum
PEER PRESSURE LESSON PLAN
9th grade. Help students identify different types of peer pressure and
refusal skills for negative pressure
• To recognize the commonly used forms of negative peer pressure
• To practice refusal and peer pressure resistance skills
• White board/markers
1. Define Peer Pressure on the board with students help. Peer –Someone
in your age group. Pressure-the feeling that someone is pushing you toward a
certain choice, good or bad
2. Introduce the two main types of Peer Pressure on the board with
a. Spoken (Direct) It’s when a person asks you directly to do something,
or says things to you that push you toward a certain choice.
b. Unspoken (indirect) it’s when nothing is actually said to you, but
because you see others doing something, you feel pressure to do the same.
LIST EXAMPLES OF PEER PRESSURE ON BOARD WITH HELP FROM STUDENTS ex:
Rejection, put downs, reasoning, non verbal, ganging up, excluding,
3. Explain persuasion/Group discussion:
What is the point of persuasion?
What makes someone a good persuader? A poor persuader?
What types of persuasion work best on you? Examples: humor, honesty,
Why might it be difficult to turn down someone who's trying to
persuade you to do something?
4. Explain that we are having a competition and Success 101 teachers
will be judging the quality of the students work. Students form four groups.
The spokesperson for each group draws a peer pressure scenario out of a bag.
Each group is responsible for rehearsing and performing a role play in front
of the class about the scenario in which the following is addressed:
a. Students act out the peer pressure situation
b. A way to refuse and resist the peer pressure is acted out
c. The group tells what type of persuasive peer pressure was used
(indirect or direct? And what form?)
5. Judge selects winners and prizes are awarded on the following:
Realistic level of scenario, humor within the skit, quality of refusal or
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