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Budding artists explore the nature of emotion through artistic expression. They discuss feelings, colors, line, and design, mix colors and then create an emotive piece that expresses a singular emotion. There are three cross-curricular connections included.
Helping Students With Emotional Challenges
How to help the emotional student function normally in class.
Controversial issues, are by definition, topics about which rational people disagree. The challenge is to conduct a discussion of these often emotionally charged topics in a respectful way. Introduce your class to the concept of a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC). Using primary source documents related to the topic of immigration, the instructor models for class members how to develop active listening skills, how formulate and analyze claims, reasons, evidence, counterclaims, and rebuttals. As guided practice, pairs and then groups follow the modeled process with the remainder of the documents contained in the packet. Drawing on information contained in the documents, the class engages in a structured discussion of immigration and state and federal immigration policy. To conclude the exercise, individuals reflect on their learning experience. The carefully crafted, detailed plan would make a powerful addition to your curriculum library.
In this social psychology worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice review questions on emotion and theories related to it.
I Have Emotions
Students read books and discuss different emotions that they have. In this emotions lesson plan, students make different facial expressions to that express specific emotions and role play emotions.
Character Emotion and Feelings
Students explore student psychology by completing a visual arts project. In this human emotion lesson plan, students collaborate in groups and discuss how different situations cause emotions and feelings to rise in them. Students read a story about an emotional situation and create masks which demonstrate their range of human emotions.
In this psychology worksheet, students complete 5 short answer questions on neural pathways of emotion. They explain what aspect of emotion is similar across all cultures.
Music and Emotions
Students demonstrate, through art, an understanding of emotions as heard in music. They listen to various pieces of music and also read a Dr. Seuss book. They discuss the differences found between major and minor keys in terms of emotions.
Adding Emotions to Your Story
Students convey emotions that are central to stories. In this descriptive writing lesson, students participate in an activity that creates emotion in a story through the use of charged words. Students also act out emotions in order to enable them to think of descriptive words they could use in their own writing.
Do Something about... School Violence - Emotional Aspects of Color
Young scholars study how artists use color to effectively convey and heighten the emotion of their artwork. After discussing various colors artists use and what emotions they're trying to portray, students create their own artwork with shapes and colors. When finished, they discuss which colors worked best to convey the certain kind of feelings they wanted to convey.
Are You Emotionally Smart?
In this emotional intelligence instructional activity, students read 10 situations or problems, with 3 possible solutions with a missing word in each. Students fill in the three missing words and then check the solution that they would most likely use.
Emotion in Art & Poetry
Fourth graders are introduced to famous works of art and begin to discuss the artist's work. Use art to explain and reflect their own emotions. The write about feelings in a work of art and make connections between art and other disciplines.
High schoolers analyze and discuss masks of different cultures as an art form to evoke emotion. This lesson culminates in the creation of individual mask designs and self-directed assessment (included).
Learning About Emotions
Students participate in a series of activities about identifying different feelings and emotions. In these oral language and discussion lessons, students use pictures and photographs to get them involved in oral storytelling activities. Children will dictate stories and create self-portraits with feeling to create a class book or wall display.
Haiku: The Power of Nature and Emotion
Introduce your students to the famous Japanese Haiku with these great ideas for the classroom.
8th Grade Writing - Motivation, Organization and Emotion
Using relevant, current events with historic literature makes for great writing.
Expression of Emotions-Dance
Pupils dance to the song by Kids in Motion called "Show Me What You Feel" and create their own individual style of creative expression at the given cues for the specific emotions using a colored scarf and body movements.
Music: Visions and Emotions
Ninth graders are provided with opportunities to develop the ability to assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions. They listen to examples of program music.
Health Education: Expressing Emotions
Second graders express emotions. In this personal health lesson plan, 2nd graders demonstrate how to express emotions and feelings in a positive manner, without hurting oneself or others.
Emotions for ESL Students
You might get emotional during this activity - but don't worry, that's the idea! The class practices analyzing emotions, including their own, their peers' facial expressions, and colors and sounds that remind them of certain emotions. The lesson includes several SMARTboard files that support the activity, but if you lack a SMARTboard, you could still work with the provided instructions to create a similar experience.