Students’ age range: 10-12
Topic: Peer Pressure
Description: Introduction: Counsellor will do a poem entitled “Them a pressure mi” after which students will be asked to identify some of the things that were happening to the character in the poem. Based on the discussion counsellor will ask students to guess what the topic for the day’s lesson will be.
Counsellor will ask students to give a list of 5-10 words that are associated with peer pressure. These will be recorded on a semantic map. The counsellor will then ask the students to use the associated words to form their own definition of peer pressure.
Counsellor will then give students a formal definition for the term.
Counsellor will make reference to the introductory activity and ask the students how the character felt.
Counsellor will ask students to name some other feelings that may be associated with peer pressure.
Counsellor will also asked students to share an experience where they were pressured by their peers to do something negative and how it made them feel.
The counsellors will engage students in a discussion to unearth some strategies they can use to combat peer pressure in their school and community.
The counsellor will also recount an instance when peer pressure had a negative effect on a person that was known to him.