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Life orientation

Grade 6

Personal development

Module 11

Peer group pressure and how to deal with it

Activity 1:

To portray emotions by means of role-playing

[lo 3.2]

Group Assignment


The teacher writes the following situations on pieces of paper and puts them into a paper bag, after which each group draws a topic:

The teacher could think of more or different possible situations relating to the learners and their particular circumstances.

Please note: Remember that the emotions or feelings of all role players are to be portrayed. Keep in mind that some situations might call for rather aggressive behaviour. It is important that as part of the role-playing situation, learners should consider effective ways of dealing with this kind of aggressive behaviour.

Problem situations will arise in each of the scenes. At least one of the role-players must come up with a positive solution for the situation.

  1. The main character is invited to a friend’s party where everybody will sleep over. The friend’s parents are overseas, and everybody is aware of that. A few friends have already accepted the invitation. They are now putting pressure on the main character to join them.

Roles: Main character (boy or girl)



Elder brother(s) and/or sister(s)

  1. A few friends visiting you after school ask you to come and smoke dagga with them in a deserted clubhouse on the golf course. They do this often, and say that only “softies” are not prepared to experiment.


Main character (boy or girl)

A group of friends (boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8)

  1. The two “coolest” learners in grade 6 agreed to smoke in the cloak rooms behind the stage during break. They invite a few other grade sixes to come and share in the “adventure”.


Main character (boy or girl)

A group of friends (boys and girls in grade 6)

  1. A few of the older “cool” guys (members of a gang) in the neighbourhood ask two grade 6 learners to join them to paint some “graffiti” on another gang’s hide-out one night.


Main character (boy or girl)

Two friends (boys and girls in grade 6)

Please note: A general class discussion after this type of role-playing is extremely important. The teacher’s guidance and attitude will determine how successfully these topics are dealt with and how seriously they are taken.


Learning outcomes(LOs)
LO 3
Personal DevelopmentThe learner will be able to use acquired life skills to achieve and extend personal potential to respond effectively to challenges in his or her world.
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
3.1 reflects on own abilities, aptitudes, interests and strengths as well as body image;
3.2 explains how to respond to peer pressure in different situations;
3.3 demonstrates compassion by caring for people and animals;
3.4 demonstrates peacekeeping and mediation skills in different conflict situations;
3.5 explains what has been learned by reflecting on an experience related to self-management skills;
3.6 describes and selects a range of problem-solving skills for different contexts.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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