Health Education - 4th Grade
Strand 2: MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH (MEH) Standard 4.MEH.1:
1 class periods of 60 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
The students will Learn ways to improve mental health and manage stress. They will identify behaviors or situations that may cause conflict or stress and create a personal stress management plan.
The students will be able to: Learn ways to improve mental health and manage stress, define stress, identify behaviors or situations that may cause conflict or stress and create a personal stress management plan.
Have the class tell you as many items as possible that are associated with stress. Write their responses on the board.
Group all the items that are alike in some way. You may use an item more than once. For example- you can group all the things that are a result of stress. It's good to ask why they thought that, even if the answer is obvious.
Label the groups formed in step 2. For example- label the words that are a result of stress Results of Stress. Ask for their reasoning here too. Don't challenge it, just ask.
Regroup. Ask the class if there are any items in one group you could put in another. For example- the category causes of stress, you can break down into activities, people and food.
Synthesize the information by summarizing the data and forming generalizations. Make a general statement about the topic in one sentence that summarizes the information. For example- Playing sports can be a stress reliever as well as cause stress.