Resilience - Novice High

Lesson Information

Positive Psychology Learning Outcomes

Students will...

  1. define resilience.
  2. define stress.
  3. talk about causes of stress.
  4. identify ways to increase resilience.
  5. understand the relationship between stress and resilience.

Language Learning Outcomes

Students will...

  1. learn how to recite target vocabulary and phrases about stress.
  2. understand and use cause in the simple present to express ongoing stress.
  3. understand and use to be + adjective (stressful) to express stress.

Materials Needed

Overview

Explain to the students that they will learn how to define resilience and stress and then be able to talk about things that cause stress.

Activate Background Knowledge

Write the word resilience on the board or use the PowerPoint Presentation Introduction to Resilience and Stress NH

Note: Most students may not be familiar with this word. Allow them to look up definitions or translations to help them understand the meaning.

Activity 1: Listening/Speaking

Listening Strategy: Explain that sometimes it is hard to understand what you may hear. Using context or looking at the situations is like listening with your eyes. When we pay attention to what is happening around us, listening comprehension increases.

A Lesson on Resilience

https://youtu.be/sKpBJjsZ7EE

Activity 2: Listening/Speaking

Write the word stress on the board or use the PowerPoint Presentation

Note: Most students may not be familiar with this word. Allow them to look up definitions or translations to help them understand the meaning.

Activity 3: Vocabulary

Use the board (or the PowerPoint Presentation) to introduce the vocabulary words below.

Work

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Housework

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School

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Relationships

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Family

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Health

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Money

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Transportation

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Travel

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Moving

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Activity 4: Listening/Speaking

Explain that we use simple present tense to talk about states or ongoing conditions.
Use the PowerPoint Presentation or write the following examples on the board. 

Note: Students may choose new words. Listen for them and write them on the board.

Activity 5: Listening/Speaking

Vocabulary - Adjective Morphology

Note: With reference to the presented vocabulary, relationships is plural— are should be used instead of is.

Note: Students may choose new words. Listen for them and write them on the board.

Activity 6: Listening/Speaking

Listening Strategy: Targeted listening, or listening for specific details, is a helpful way to enhance listening skills. We use context and external prompts to decide what to listen for.

Watch the following video: 

Kids Explain “What is Stress?”

https://edtechbooks.org/-oIS

Follow-Up

Tuesday:

Wednesday: 

Thursday:

3-2-1 Review

3 - Ways to reduce stress

2 - Definitions

1 - Goal