Life Skills Objectives Checklist For Lesson Plan     




Directions:            Indicate which of the following LST objectives were utilized in the attached lesson plan.



Communication Skills


1.  Identify and practice verbal assertive skills.


1.  Define “communication.”


2.  Identify and practice nonverbal assertive skills.


2.  Discuss verbal and nonverbal communication.


3.  Identify common  situations where people fail to be            assertive.


3.  Define “misunderstanding.”


4.  Identify persuasive tactics.


4.  Discuss how misunderstandings develop.


5.  Discuss alternative ways for dealing with situations           where teenagers are pressured to smoke, drink, or use        marijuana.


5.  Discuss how misunderstandings can be avoided.


Analyzing Advertisements

Coping With Anxiety


1.  Discuss the purpose of advertising.


1.  Define “anxiety.”


2.  Identify common advertising techniques.


2.  Identify physical “symptoms” of nervousness.



3.  Identify and analyze cigarette and alcohol                           advertisements.


3.  Discuss alternative ways of dealing with anxiety-               inducing situations.


4.  Discuss alternative ways of responding to cigarette            and alcohol ads.


4.  Demonstrate the techniques for coping with anxiety.


Decision Making

Self-Image and Self-Improvement


1.  Identify everyday decisions.


1.  Define “self-image.”


2.  Describe how important decisions are made.


2.  Discuss how self-image is formed.


3.  Identify a process for making decisions (3 C’s of               Effective Decision Making).


3.  Identify  ways to increase self-image.


4.  Demonstrate how decisions are influenced by group          pressures (parents, media, advertisements.)


4.  Identify something that makes you proud.


5.  Discuss reasons why people are influenced by group          members.




Social Skills (A)

Social Skills (B)


1.  Recognize that many people feel shy or                              uncomfortable in social situations.


1.  Discuss what attributes attract individuals to one                another.


2.  Discuss how shyness can be overcome.


2.  Discuss the significance of physical appearance in              relationships.


3.  Practice making social contacts.


3.  Discuss ways of responding when asked out.


4.  Practice giving and receiving compliments.


4.  Apply general social skills to interactions with the              opposite sex.


5.  Practice initiating, sustaining, and ending                           conversations.


5.  Discuss ways to approach others with ideas for social        activities.



Knowledge of Risk

Normative Education


1.  Discuss realities of what cigarettes can and cannot do.


1.  Identify that the majority of teenagers and adults are          not cigarette smokers.


2.  Describe the process of becoming a smoker.


2.  Discuss reasons young people have for smoking or            not smoking.


3.  Discuss non-smokers’ rights.


3.  Identify that smoking is becoming less socially                  acceptable.


4.  Describe the effects of elevated heart rates on the               body.


4.  Recognize that while many people drink, most adults         drink only  occasionally and in moderation.


5.  Identify situations that can change heart rates.


5.  Discuss reasons why people do or do not drink.


6.  Recognize that alcohol is a drug which slows down           the functioning of the brain and nervous system.


6.  Identify that the vast majority of teenagers and adults         do not smoke marijuana.


7.  Describe what marijuana is.


7.  Discuss the reasons why some teenagers use                       marijuana.


8.  Discuss the immediate and long-term effects of                  marijuana on the body.







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