Next you break the students up into groups and give each group a role-play scenario. After giving students adequate time to practice their role-play, you ask them to perform them for the class. After each performance, students have to guess which type of "trick" is being demonstrated. (I made a sheet with the description of each type of "trick" for each table so they can refer to them easier).
After all of the role plays, you talk to students about the different ways to resist peer pressure. We will first talk about how you are ultimately responsible for making your own choices. After giving students the opportunity to brainstorm ideas, we talk about the following ideas:
- saying "No, I don't want to" in a firm voice, looking them in the eye, and standing up tall.
- Suggesting something else to do
- Walking away from the situation
- Finding something else to do with other friends
What are some creative lessons you have presented on Peer Pressure?