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Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to create their own expressive sculpture.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 51 Views 91 Downloads
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Can changing your postures significantly alter the evolution of your life? Give your learners a valuable tool to face their next stressful evaluative situation, whether it be the lunchroom table or an important job interview. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy explores how non-verbals profoundly influence our own thoughts, feelings, and physiology; encouraging her audience to take powerful positions and to "fake it till you become it.
21 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Job Search: Body Language During Job Interviews
This may be a short and simple lesson, but it is really quite important. Help your upper graders get ready for interviews, work place communication, and life. They role-play to see and show the differences between good and bad body language.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills 30 Views 51 Downloads
Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This lesson contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with their hands and reacting scenes, as well as great instructional support to practice these skills.
6th - 10th Language Arts 114 Views 435 Downloads
Body Language in Presentations and Gerunds
What makes someone a good presenter? Designed for English language learners, this plan has learners read articles and discuss common body language while giving presentations. Consider also showing your class video presentations.
5th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 65 Downloads
Communication, Day 1: Non-Verbal Communication
Have your secondary special education class learn and practice effective communication skills. Both verbal and non-verbal communication is discussed and practiced. They communicate using body language, build listening skills, and discuss socially appropriate communication.
9th - 12th Special Education 107 Views 325 Downloads
A Guide to Getting Along: Listening
Here is an effective way to have your charges practice and model important listening skills. After a short review of effective active listening concepts, such as using body language, summarizing what the other person said, and asking questions, learners practice these skills through mock conversations with their classmates.
K - 3rd Language Arts 20 Views 193 Downloads
Enough to Make Your Head Spin
Students investigate the world of nonverbal communication by analyzing body language around the world. In this cultural communication lesson, students research the Bulgarian language and how we could easily misinterpret their expressions. Students identify the gestures used by their family members and collaborate with their classmates to create a graph using their research.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads
Communication, Day 2: Assertiveness
Having social skills and being able to assert yourself in a positive way is so important. Students with mild to moderate disabilities engage in a series of activities to practice assertive communication and social skills. Perfect for a secondary special education class learning how to be socially appropriate in a safe way.
9th - 12th Special Education 53 Views 231 Downloads
Life Skills for Vocational Success
Students observe as the teacher models both bad and good body language during a conversation. They try to identify whether the teacher has good or bad body language and then practice using good body language during different role-plays.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 9 Views 16 Downloads
Real Life, Your Life: Body Talk
Students discover how body language effects verbal communication. In this body language lesson, students watch a video clip, observing what is said and how the people act with their bodies. Students complete a worksheet to record their observations and then discuss their findings.
2nd - 5th Health 10 Views 39 Downloads
The power of signs and signals. Viewers use various body parts to illustrate how gestures convey meaning and how the meaning of these gestures may differ among racial and cultural groups, between men and women, or have meaning to specific a sport or activity.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Friendly Versus Unfriendly Body Language
Students explore communication through physical expressions. In this body language lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide-show presentation of people demonstrating their happiness or unhappiness through their body language. Students identify which images seem friendly and which seem unfriendly while discussing the results with their classmates.
Pre-K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 26 Downloads
After a close study of the pastel drawing Waiting by Edgar Degas have the class imagine the story Degas may be telling through the body language and clothing of the people in the work of art. Your young writers then create a drawing depicting a time when they had to wait for something and compose a brief narrative based on this memory.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 17 Downloads
The Body Talks
Young scholars examine the gestures of human subjects represented in Mannerist, Baroque and Renaissance paintings. They play charades and attempt to match dialogue with body language. They create a drawing that includes gestures.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 62 Downloads
Simple Acts - Learn to Say a Few Things in Another Language
Students use body language to create expressions. In this body language lesson, students record all the different languages they can say "hello" in. They work in groups to use their bodies to create frozen images of different expressions such as hello, lonely, and scared.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 12 Downloads
Speaking with Our Bodies
Students are introduced to the topic of body language. Examining different cultures, they discover how emotions are shown by facial expressions and body mannerisms. They identify the use of mannerisms in different situations and discover they are universal.
5th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 19 Downloads