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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. After reading the article, have your class complete one of the suggested extension activities such as writing a news broadcast, adding to a blog, or even creating a map of the brain.
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.
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. Give your class a simple conditioning activity to do every other day over two weeks; as they track their data, they should see that regular use of muscles, even in small amounts, builds stamina and strength. Tip: The extension activity should be completed as part of the lesson; it incorporates graphing, which reaches both Common Core math standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Be the absolute best that you can be for your pupils by learning how to control the stress in your life.
Students explore a three hour set of readings, discussion questions an web links to gain tools to identify, alleviate and prevent stress in their lives. They work to develop a life-style that is, to a large extent, stress-free.
In this English worksheet, students read "Working Mothers Pass on Stress to Kids," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Students identify common job related stressors. In this career lesson, students discuss the negative effects of stress in their lives. They develop an action plan to deal with it effectively.
In this stress worksheet, students read statements written by students to identify what they think is causing the person's stress. Students provide at least two ways for reducing the stress. This worksheet has 4 short essay questions.
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? The science behind pimple formation is clearly displayed with humorous diagrams and animations. This would be an informative inclusion in a psychology or biology class.
Young scholars explore the correlation between stressful situations and body changes. Through activities, they explore how stress affects blood pressure. Students write a skit with the character of "Stress."
Fourth graders tackle stress. In this personal health lesson plan, 4th graders predict physical and emotional reactions to stressful situations.
In this biology activity, students look at the reactions of the body when exposed to minor and major stress. The functions of the endocrine system is isolated.
In this emotional intelligence worksheet, 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.
Students explore ways to actively take part in relaxing themselves physically and mentally. They become aware of specific thought processes through relaxation exercises and express themselves creatively through a monologue.
Students study stress. In this personal health lesson, students play "Stress Attack" to help them note the physiological responses to stress. Students also learn how to relieve stress with a mental exercise and 3 physical exercises.
Students search for ways to prevent stress. They conduct self-assessments, plan a stress clinic, research community resources, and write a reflective essay. Students may wear electronic heart rate monitors to demonstrate stress levels.
Students listen to a brief description of stress including an emphasis given on distress and eustress as well as a description of the emotional and physiological understanding of stress. They then get into groups of 4 or 5 standing in a circle formation. When the music stops, the student with the ball describes a daily or small stressor to his or her group.
Students consider how to convey emotions using images. In this art analysis lesson, students create their own collage that expresses emotion. Students arrange their collage in a visually pleasing way based upon their knowledge of the elements of art.
Ninth graders explore factors that cause stress. They identify stress factors and how to deal with them. They role-play differences in cultures and equity issues and how they are affected by them. They record stresses they have and rate them. They complete job applications and research ways to volunteer in their community.
Students listen to President Obama's speeches to learn and listen for word stress. In this word stress lesson plan, students also practice stressing important words on their own.