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FACS: Emotions

Main Core Tie

FCS 6th Grade
Strand 3 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 70 minutes each

Life Skills



Valerie Aubrey


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


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.

Created: 04/17/2010
Updated: 02/05/2018