Striking Out Stress: A 'Gallery Walk' Activity Subjects•Health•Mental Health•Our BodiesGrades•6-8•9-12Brief DescriptionThis lesson teaches about stress and how to cope with its effects.ObjectivesStudents •identify situations that cause feelings of stress. •determine and discuss positive/healthy ways to cope with stressful situations. Keywordsstress, holidays, body, psychology, guidance, mental, health, cope, copingMaterials Needed•6 sheets of poster board (or chart paper) •6 crayons or magic markers •adhesive tape •CD or audio tape player and a selection of lively music •chalk Lesson PlanDiscuss with students the definition of stress. Write students thoughts on a chalkboard or chart as they express them. After a brief period of sharing, review with students the ideas they have offered.Emphasize that stress can cause powerful feelings, as well as biological changes in the body. Allow students to brainstorm some feelings and biological changes that stress can cause. Write their responses on a board or chart.
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