ERIC Number: ED407644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Stress Education Curriculum: Grades K-5, Elementary School Level. Fourth Edition.
Trotter, Jennie C.
Stress is an inevitable part of living, but too much stress can have damaging consequences. Ways in which children can respond positively to stress are covered in this curriculum guide. It was developed to help teachers teach students, grades K-5, ways to cope with stress. Its curriculum objectives include helping students understand stress and some of its causes, identifying stress and learning how to manage it, and learning how taking care of one's health is related to stress management. Information on nutrition and coping skills such as relaxation, massage, deep breathing, visualization, and positive communication is included. Part 1 contains 20 lessons for kindergarten through grade 2. Each lesson takes about 20 minutes and suggests exercises and activities for the children, such as art projects and role playing. Part 2 also contains 20 lessons. These lessons, designed for grades 3-5, have the same titles as the lessons in part 1, but are geared toward older children. Each lesson lists an objective, provides a procedure for presenting the lesson, and encourages children's questions. Contains a list of 18 titles for further reading, 14 children's prevention programs, and other resources. (RJM)
Descriptors: Children, Coping, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Program Guides, Self Management, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Student Problems, Teaching Guides
Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc., 3480 Greenbriar Parkway, Suite 310-B, Atlanta, GA 30331 ($25; quantity discounts upon request).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wholistic Stress Control Inst., Atlanta, GA.