Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 5: Relationships: The Teen Years

Student Web Activities - Lesson 2 - Body Language Basics

Body Language Basics


Communication goes beyond words. We all know someone who says one thing but his or her tone of voice or facial expression says something different. On the Web site below you will learn about how various parts of the body contribute to communication, and how you can use your body to send specific messages.

Link to explore : Self-Growth:



  • Start at the Self-Growth Web site.
  • Read through the page on body language.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, create a body language game that teaches players how to communicate with their partners using only non-verbal clues.

Why is it so important to maintain eye contact with people you have just met?
If you want to seem confident and self-assured, how should you carry your head?
When your arms are kept relaxed and by your side or behind your back, what message are you communicating?
When people are nervous, stressed or being deceptive, what do they usually do with their legs?
If you stand too close to someone, what will he or she feel you are doing?
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