About

This theme page presents lesson plans and materials to learn about Teen Issues in year 8-9 of Swedish Compulsory School

 Warm-up

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence - YouTube

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome – Ray Laurence – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/juWYhMoDTN0Welcome to the world of 17-year-old Lucius Popidius Secundus

Teen Quotes - BrainyQuote

Teen Quotes – BrainyQuotehttps://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_teen.html?SPvm=1&vm=lShare the best teen quotes collection with funny, inspirational, love quotations by famous authors on teenage love, friends, teenagers, adolescence.

Worksheets

Teenagers - All Things Topics

Teenagers – All Things Topicshttp://www.allthingstopics.com/teenagers.html
All things topics. Students read and then discuss or write about possible solutions

30 FREE ESL teens worksheets

30 FREE ESL teens worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/search_result?Tags=teensWorksheets from ISLCollective. FREE registration required

Reading

Teenagers: A 1944 Photo Essay on a New American Phenomenon

Teenagers: A 1944 Photo Essay on a New American Phenomenonhttp://time.com/3639041/the-invention-of-teenagers-life-and-the-triumph-of-youth-culture/In 1944, LIFE magazine introduced its readers to a strange new breed of American citizen: the “teenager” — specifically, teenage girls — who would shape Western culture and commerce for decades to come.

Children in Sweden

Children in Swedenhttps://sweden.se/society/children-and-young-people-in-sweden/The around 2 million children in Sweden enjoy free schooling and good internet access, as well as access to organisations that protect children’s rights.
Teen Identity: Who are you?: True Identityhttp://whatbrandareyou.blogspot.se/2010/01/true-identity.htmlTeens are stuck in a confusing stage in their lives. Teenagers are faced with the multi-changing identity. Every day they are surrounded by m…

An Open Letter From a Teenager to High School Teachers Everywhere - WeAreTeachers

An Open Letter From a Teenager to High School Teachers Everywhere – WeAreTeachershttp://www.weareteachers.com/an-open-letter-from-a-teenager-to-high-school-teachers-everywhere/The following post is by Naomi DeLaet, a freshman at Plainwell High School in Michigan. Dear World, Please stop telling us that high school is going to be the best four years of our lives. It’s not. Most of us …

How social media changed teen life forever | The Huffington Post

How social media changed teen life forever | The Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-mash/how-social-media-changed_b_8939686.html
Read the article from Huffington Post

Teen spirit: What’s it really like to be a teenager? | The Independent

Teen spirit: What’s it really like to be a teenager? | The Independenthttp://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/teen-spirit-what-s-it-really-like-to-be-a-teenager-7939086.html“The problem with being a teenager is that nothing is ever solid.” For a 15-year-old, Ellie Wilson is unusually self-aware; she is also, in her own words “a pain in the arse”. “

Being a teenager is the worst time of your life and here's why | Metro News

Being a teenager is the worst time of your life and here’s why | Metro Newshttp://metro.co.uk/2015/07/11/being-a-teenager-is-the-worst-time-of-your-life-and-heres-why-5290970/Let’s cut teenagers some lack

What's a typical American teen's life like? - Quora

What’s a typical American teen’s life like? – Quorahttps://www.quora.com/Whats-a-typical-American-teens-life-likeIn my school there are no cliques. Instead, people are separated into friend groups of five to ten people on average. These friend groups all interact in different ways.…

Information about health, growth, and emotions for teens: TeensHealth.org

Read and listen to articles about any imaginable side of teen health issues

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep - The Atlantic

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep – The Atlantichttp://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/how-smartphones-are-ruining-our-sleep/385792/Blue light makes the brain think it’s time to wake up, just as you’re getting ready for bed.

Listening

BBC - Radio 4 - Life as a Teenager

BBC – Radio 4 – Life as a Teenagerhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/lifeasateenager.shtml
Listen/Read four programmes about the health and wellbeing of the turbulent teenage years from BBC4

Lesson Plans

A brief history of graffiti - Kelly Wall | TED-Ed

A brief history of graffiti – Kelly Wall | TED-Ed (4:32)http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-brief-history-of-graffiti-kelly-wallGraffiti has been around for thousands of years. And across that span of time, it’s raised the same questions we debate now: Is it art? Is it vandalism? Kelly Wall describes the history of graffiti. TEDEd talk with discussion questions

Viewing

Who Are We? Teen Identity - YouTube

Who Are We? Teen Identity – YouTube (8:27)https://youtu.be/ZXnnbYsT_hIWhat makes you unique? How do you define yourself? And how do you react when others misunderstand or pigeonhole you? Funded by John Lyon’s Charity, Exposure …

I am who I am - YouTube

I am who I am – YouTube (4:13)https://youtu.be/nxg7DvRVaTcI asked my Grade 11 students to answer the question ‘Who am I?’. The following are excerpts from their responses. The images are original photos taken by the…

Shane Koyczan: To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful | TED Talk | TED.com

Shane Koyczan: To This Day … for the bullied and beautiful | TED Talk | TED.comhttps://www.ted.com/talks/shane_koyczan_to_this_day_for_the_bullied_and_beautifulBy turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and … different.

Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? | TED Talk | TED.com

Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? | TED Talk | TED.com (2:35)https://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_weird_or_just_different?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tedspread“There’s a flip side to everything,” the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.

 

Talks for when growing up is hard | TED Talks

Talks for when growing up is hard | TED Talkshttps://www.ted.com/playlists/552/talks_for_when_growing_up_is_hardThe path to adulthood is, at times, a rough one. These talks offer words of comfort and heaps of advice for those moments when life feels way too overwhelming.

Your body language shapes who you are - Amy Cuddy | TED-Ed

Your body language shapes who you are – Amy Cuddy | TED-Ed (21:02)http://ed.ted.com/lessons/your-body-language-shapes-who-you-are-amy-cuddy Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.

How Smartphones Keep You Awake - YouTube

How Smartphones Keep You Awake – YouTube (2:50)https://youtu.be/mnDfPpUC_jg?list=UUdJ9oJ2GUF8Vmb-G63ldGWgYour smartphone addiction isn’t helping you sleep. In fact, an obscure chemical reaction may be keeping you awake. The latest Reactions video looks at the pr…

 

How to Keep Your Smartphone Battery Charged Longer - YouTube

How to Keep Your Smartphone Battery Charged Longer – YouTube (3:46)https://youtu.be/zUlbHMDCosISubscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions The new iPhone is slimmer and faster than ever. But like most new generations of smartphones, its battery has pretty mu…

What Does Cannabis Do To The Brain? - Brit Lab - YouTube

What Does Cannabis Do To The Brain? – Brit Lab – YouTube (6:11)https://youtu.be/KDBKYqlkcTUGreg Foot explains the effect that cannabis has on the brain.

VOICES FROM WITHIN - Voices from Sing Sing - YouTube

VOICES FROM WITHIN – Voices from Sing Sing – YouTube (6:14)https://youtu.be/unSvcD7xnsYImagine prisoners left alone in room with only a camera. Listen to their frank conversation and the pain they carry and there plea to others to not make the …

Speaking

ESL Conversation Questions – Teenagers (I-TESL-J)http://iteslj.org/questions/teenagers.htmlConversation Questions Teenagers A Part of Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom.

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: Teenagers

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: Teenagershttp://www.esldiscussions.com/t/teenagers.htmlFran Lebowitz said: “As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.” What does this mean?

Writing

Teenage voices from around the world Read the article with 4 teenagers’ stories from around the world and write your own

More Materials

Teen Life | Teen Fun | Teenagershttp://teens.lovetoknow.com/Main_PageWhether you are a teen, tween, or simply someone with teenagers in your life, LoveToKnow Teen is the place to be. The teen years can be exciting, difficult, confusing and…

Final Words

Feedback

Please tweet your feedback about working with this theme page to the author. All criticism is good criticism when it is meant to make WebEnglish.se better. You can either send a personal tweet, or add #WebEngSE to your tweet.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.