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Does Stress Cause Pimples?
After this video, make sure to give a pop quiz on pimples! The question that is answered is whether or not pimples are caused by stress. Stress hormones give our bodies what we need for a fight or flight, but what happens if we don't do either?
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 8.2 Expressing Emotions, Injuries
How does it feel to burn your hand, or sprain your ankle? Improve your kids' writing variety with a vocabulary worksheet about emotions and injuries. One word bank provides all the necessary words for all of the exercises.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dealing with Stress
Adolescents and adults can experience a great deal of stress! Equip your young learners with the skills to reduce and cope with stress. Class members will review and discuss the symptoms of stress, what situations are more likely to cause it, and outline ways in which they will work to make positive changes in their lives.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your classroom about real-life stress.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Good Stress for Your Body
Stress the importance of the different types of pressure our mind and body experience in a lesson about how certain types of stress are actually necessary and good for our bodies. As astronauts and people with injuries can attest, not using muscles for even a short period of time can cause them to shrink and can also weaken bones.
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Advertising in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Persuasive Texts
Beginning a persuasive writing unit with your middle schoolers? Approach it through something that persuades us all: advertising! Through studying video and print advertisement, your class will practice Common Core skills for reading informational texts.
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Seeds of Change
Students explore emotions and how they can impact behavior. In this seeds of change lesson, students identify their negative behaviors and change them to more positive behaviors. Students compare their growth adolescence to a plant's growth and plant their own seeds.
6th - 8th Health
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Worksheet
Based on the bestselling series, this worksheet details seven habits of highly defective teens, and prompts young learners to consider their own social and emotional tendencies. What kinds of experiences do your pupils have with being reactive rather than proactive?
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Stomp Out Stress
High schoolers examine the results of stress and identify positive techniques for coping with and reducing stress. They define emotional stress, compose a class acrostic for the word stress, complete the student activity sheet "Handling Problems," and demonstrate relaxation exercises.
9th - 12th Health
Pregnancy, Day 2: The Experience
Many changes happen to a pregnant woman's body, mind, and emotions in these nine months. Discover and talk about these many changes. The class may know some of these things, but some things they might not know about, or they don't know why it happens.
9th - 10th Health
Eight various activities have your learners looking at hype in the media. Advertisements for films, politics, music, and philanthropy all contribute to emotional appeals and marketing strategies trying to convince consumers to participate. Ask the questions listed here to start your class thinking about advertising techniques and their effects.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Suicide is a real issue in many teens' lives. Help your upper graders cope, help, and help their friends when thoughts of suicide arise. They discuss the topic as a class, complete a worksheet, and learn what to do if someone they (or they themselves) feel suicidal.
9th - 11th Health
Healthy Living Lesson Plan 7 - Yoga and Relaxation
Yoga can help to relieve stress as well as help learners become more aware of their bodies. They can also work on flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance. There is a link to the entire lesson which contains descriptions of several simple poses; it can be downloaded.
6th - 9th Physical Education