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Peers and Friends

Life Skills:

  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Friendship is a very important relationship to have. Having friends in our lives fills many needs we have. And remember, to have a friend you must be a friend.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Teen Living
Strand 3 Standard 1

Differentiate between peers and friends and identify types of friendships (acquaintances, casual, close, and intimate).


  • Bell Ringer Cards for each student
  • Peers and Friends Study Guide Handout
  • Peers and Friends PowerPoint Presentation

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Identify personal needs for friendship and a positive social network.

Instructional Procedures:
Teacher and student step-by-step instructions are found below in the "Peers and Friends Lesson Plan" attachment.


Assessment Plan:
The assessment of the students will come from the presentations made during class. Make sure they are portraying the characteristics of friends.


  • Teen Living Curriculum Guide from the Utah State Office of Education
  • Jackson, T. (1995). More Activities That Teach. Cedar City: Red Rock Publishing.

Vikki Masters

Created Date :
Jun 01 2012 14:59 PM