Benefits of Connecting with Nature

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Feel the healing effects of nature. Individuals learn about the benefits of nature using imagery. They begin by defining words to express how they feel emotionally and then practice using those words with hands-on activities. Once they practice expressing their emotions, they imagine themselves in a nature area, draw what they experience, and reflect on how the imagery affects how they feel.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create an interdisciplinary lesson to promote social-emotional wellness
  • Have pupils create electronic vocabulary review cards at or similar site
Classroom Considerations
  • Incorporates vocabulary instruction that may need extra support for younger students
  • Includes all necessary materials
  • Provides pupils with a resource for identifying with their emotions
  • None