Students will learn to identify, name, and effectively manage complex emotions.
By the end of the lessons, students will be able to:
- Identify primary, secondary, and some tertiary emotions
- Build the skill of empathy by identifying emotions in others
Emotion identification is the first step in building emotional intelligence and empowering students to successfully manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
The lesson begins with Fire Breathing. In the introduction, you revisit primary and secondary emotions, introduce students to tertiary emotions, and revisit the importance of identifying emotions. Then, in an emotion identification activity, you read aloud a passage and students identify the emotions of the characters followed
by a class discussion. Finally, students reflect in their journals on what prompts them to feel different emotions.
Self-management: The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.
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