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Students explore student psychology by completing a visual arts project. In this human emotion instructional activity, 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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
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.