This is a stand alone unit that addresses the following standards:
STUDENT WILL demonstrate awareness and knowledge of THEIR OWN EMOTIONS and THE EMOTIONS OF OTHERS.
Why do we feel the way we do? How do we explicitly teach students what emotions are - and what they look like, both internally and externally?
This unit has students explore what it looks like/ feels like/ sounds like when they are experiencing a specific emotion, explores the importance of body language and more! While this would be great for a social skills group, as a starting point to get deeper conversations started, this would also be a benefit to any middle/ high school teacher who has students who struggle with appropriately expressing their emotions.
Teach your students that when they can understand the emotions they are feeling they can respond more appropriately!
This unit has 13 activities to complete (including a pre and post assessment). They can be completed in order, but each lesson is also able to stand alone:
Pre-assessment “How I feel when I am….”
Why care about emotions?
Feels like, looks like, sounds like
Emotions and Body Language
Internal vs External Emotions
Internal vs. External Emotions Matching
How Body Language Impacts Outcomes (2 pages)
Predict: How do they feel?
Understanding the emotions of others (2 pages)
How do I feel?
Post-assessment “How I feel when I am….”
Optional : Social Masks
Activity : Emotional Charades
For more social emotional learning check out the following units:
Understanding Personal Strengths
Accessing Resources at home, at school & in your community