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Refusal Skills

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Character
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Having the ability to refuse or stand out alone when peer pressure is strong is often very difficult, but a person can resist if he/she really wants to. If he/she really want to, it is easy to give in. Remember, everyone has the power to resist, but everyone doesn't sincerely want to.

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
  • Refusal Skills Study Guide Handout
  • Refusal Skills PowerPoint Presentation
  • Wooden Clothespins - 1 per student

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to identify and practice various types of refusal skills.

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


Assessment Plan:
Instruct the students to take notes on their study guide and participate in the activities throughout the lesson. 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 16:22 PM