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FACS: Emotions

Life Skills:

  • Communication

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.


Learning to recognize emotions in ourselves and others helps us know how to act in different situations.

Main Curriculum Tie:
FACS 6th Grade
Strand 3 Standard 1

Examine attributes and issues related to family life and the skills needed to enhance independent living.

copies of facial emotions

Background For Teachers:


Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to identify how someone feels and respond appropriately.

Students will learn how to manange their own feelings.

Instructional Procedures:
Motivator: Have students draw a star around the face that expresses how they feel that day.

Lesson: Discuss basic emotions and how to recognize them. Have students circle the happy faces, draw squares on the mad faces, and triangles on the sad faces. Discuss how to deal with emotional situations appropriately.

Have students answer the following questions privately on their paper.

  • I feel happy when . . .
  • I feel sad when . . .
  • I feel mad when . . .

Strategies For Diverse Learners:

  1. Role-play different emotional situations and how to respond to them.
  2. Have each student draw an emotion. Let other students guess what it is.
  3. Have students draw storyboards or comics with different ways to handle emotional situations.
  4. Identify emotions in different magazine pictures and answer the following questions:
    • What is happening now?
    • Who are the people and how do they feel?
    • What happened before?
    • What might happen next?
    • What will you do or say?

Assessment Plan:
Students will correctly identify emotions in themselves and others and make a plan for how to deal with it.

Valerie Aubrey

Created Date :
Apr 17 2010 17:56 PM