ERIC Number: ED332068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Into Adolescence: Communicating Emotions. A Curriculum for Grades 5-8. Contemporary Health Series. [Teacher's Guide and] Student Workbook.
This guide is a seven-lesson, fully illustrated curriculum unit that offers middle school students in grades five through eight an enjoyable opportunity to understand emotions and strengthen their communication skills. It is one of a series of curriculum units designed to provide educators with the curricular tools necessary to challenge students to take personal responsibility for their health. Through individual and group activities, students learn practical techniques for overcoming communication barriers and improving careful listening. Special emphasis is given to the emotions of fear and anger. This document: (1) presents positive ways of expressing strong emotions; (2) explores the link between good communication and good relationships; (3) discusses how emotions, and their corresponding body language impact on communication; (4) offers well-defined, engaging student activities that enhance communication; and (5) provides students with a solid understanding of the critical role communication plays in our lives and in our society. The lessons include the objective; class time required; a brief overview of the topic; instructional strategies, including brainstorming, class discussion, cooperative learning groups, creative expression, case discussion, overhead transparencies, teacher lecture, and worksheets; teacher materials and preparation; procedures; homework; evaluation materials; and concluding activity. A separately bound student workbook contains identical exercises and activities for students as those found in the teacher's guide. (ABL)
Descriptors: Anger, Communication Skills, Elementary Education, Emotional Response, Fear, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Listening Skills, Middle School Students
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 (Title Nos. 377 and 517).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other documents in the series, see CG 022 297-301, ED 307 274-276, ED 308 151, ED 308 175, and ED 301 828.