1. Discussion Questions:
What are some things that make you angry?
What happens to your body when you are angry?
Turn to your partner and discuss what you normally do when you get angry.
Is it okay to be angry?
It is definitely okay to be angry. Everyone gets angry. What is more important is how you respond when you get angry.
Today we will be watching a 15 minute video entitled “When I Get Mad”. As you watch this movie I want you to think about some positive things that we can do when we get angry?
Why did the balloon pop?
How does this relate to us when we get angry?
What was the best way to handle that situation? Why?
Why shouldn’t you just ignore a person when you get angry?
Why shouldn’t you just yell at them?
3. After Video:
Think back to a time when you have gotten really angry. Now that you’ve seen this movie, think about how you would handle that situation. What would you do to regain control of your anger?
You will work independently for the next activity. What you are going do now is create a poster reminding yourself and your friends what to do when dealing with anger. Your poster should include a title, at least one picture and phrases on what you should do when you are angry. Your poster should also include at least 3 phrases. When you are finish, you are to color your posters. First, you will draw and write everything in pencils then after ten minutes you will be given crayons and markers. The posters will be hung around the classroom and you can use them as reminders for when you get angry.
When students have completed their posters they must come to the front of the class and answer the following questions:
What is your title?
What did you draw on your poster?
What phrases did you choose to include? Why?
What will you do in the future when you get angry?
Why is it important to find positives ways of dealing with your anger?
Movie -“When I Get Mad”, poster paper, markers, crayons, pencils, construction paper and Chart paper