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Group Associations

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Character
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.

Group Size:


The students will learn three main ideas: Being a member of a group brings a sense of belonging and can raise self-esteem. Do not succumb to negative peer pressure. Find groups to be a part of that strengthen your values, not go against them.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Teen Living
Strand 3 Standard 2

Explore the impact of group associations in the present and future in regards to families, careers and communities. *STEM (Biology/Science/Behavioral Sciences)


  • Bell Ringer Cards for each student
  • Clothespins - 3 per student
  • Group Association PowerPoint Presentation
  • Group Association Study Guide Handout
  • Who Influences You Handout

Intended Learning Outcomes:
How a group might positively or negatively influence a teenager's life. Discuss the various aspects of group association - peer pressure, gang membership and substance abuse.

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


Assessment Plan:
Encourage the students to participate in both activities and in discussions throughout the class period. There will be no homework for this lesson.


  • Teen Living Curriculum Guide from the Utah State Office of Education
  • Jackson, T. (1995). More Activities That Teach. Cedar City: Red Rock Publishing.
  • Jackson, T. (1993). Activities That Teach. Cedar City: Red Rock Publishing.

Vikki Masters

Created Date :
Jun 01 2012 15:50 PM