Free Topical Discussion Lesson for ESL Teachers!
1 in 5 US children may have mental disorder
Lesson aims: Talking about mental health
Practicing communication skills, working on fluency, and building confidence
Time frame: 50 minutes +
Students: High intermediate - advanced
The students will talk about the high rates of mental illnesses being diagnosed in American children and discuss the possible causes and solutions.
Use the article below, and/or the source material from the web.
The reading article should be given to the students as homework.
Follow this lesson plan.
This article has been modified from the original.
Original article from CBS ATLANTA - May 18, 2013
Original Article - http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2013/05/18/cdc-1-in-5-us-children-may-have-mental-disorder/
Related articles: http://www.cdc.gov/features/childrensmentalhealth/
Video: http://vimeo.com/62803640 (4 minutes)
http://www.newsy.com/videos/cdc-study-shows-1-in-5-kids-have-adhd/ (2 minutes)