Coping With Stress Research Project

To learn more about the current medical and psychological studies on stress, seventh graders conduct individual or group research and discuss what they found in a series of evaluation questions. They then decide whether they would use what they found out when dealing with stressful situations in the future.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Add to the list of online resources with other websites, books, magazines, or articles about managing stress and the effects of feeling stressed
  • Create an interdisciplinary project between social studies, health, and science to discuss the social and biological effects of stress
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet or the school library
  • An optional project at the end of a four-lesson series on adolescent stress
Pros

  • Links to several resources for classroom implementation
  • Includes a version of the unit in Spanish
Cons

  • None