Lesson Plan

Monitoring the Body's Reaction to Stress

When stressed, do you prefer the fight or flight response? Scholars observe, measure, and identify the body's response to stress using a well-researched methodology. They learn about the autonomic nervous system, hormones, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss how students' bodies feel when stressed, (e.g. hot or cold, shaky or calm, etc.)
  • Share research on handling stress and decreasing the negative health effects
Classroom Considerations
  • Carefully select the discussion topic so it doesn't cause additional stress
  • Includes a great deal of background research
  • Offers many extension ideas for those wishing to learn more
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