Anger A normal emotion. However, put into action, it has an isolating and damaging effect.

Introduction: When we feel angry, things happen on the inside of our bodies and on the outside. It’s almost like a fire or explosion. Think about a time when you felt really angry What happened to your body?

When we feel angry, we often want to hurt someone or break something. That is not usually a safe thing to do. It can also get us in a lot of trouble. Learning what to do when we feel angry helps keep us out of trouble. It also helps us find a safe way to make things better.

Through this quest, you are going to investigate the results of unchecked and uncontrolled anger. Armed with your new knowledge, you are then going to help other students by creating a social story video, showing both a negative and positive reaction to an anger producing scenario.

Task: By the end of this lesson you should be able to: 1. Identify what anger is and how it feels, 2. Acknowledge that anger is normal (and bonus points... if you can acknowledge why you are angry), 3. Choose one of three options (or more if you find a better option) instead of harming yourself or others with your reaction: Burn it off, Slow it Down, Ask to Talk, 4. Provide a resource to other students about how to manage anger.
Process: 1. Spend time watching the video on the science of anger. 2. Visit the websites about what anger does to you, how to calm down, stress management, and exploring dealing with emotions. 3. With a small group of your choosing, select one of the scenarios below and create a two part video: Part One - act out exactly the scenario provided. Then, come up with a better strategy for the angry student to use; act out the scenario using a strategy to control anger.

Resources:

http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/mental-health-managing-anger?page=2

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/emotions/anger/

http://www.kimscounselingcorner.com/anger-management-2/50-activities-and-games-dealing-with-anger

Scenario 1: You are wearing your new white pants today. The person sitting next to you at breakfast spills their orange juice. It splatters on your pants. You scream. The cafeteria teacher tells you to go stand on the wall for yelling.You notice you feel angry because your heart is beating fast, your fists are clenching, and all you can think about is how unfair this is. You want to call the teacher and the other student a few choice names. You run out of the cafeteria and hide in the bathroom.

Scenario 2: Last week you told your friend your locker combination. Now your brand new jacket is missing from your locker. Your friend denies knowing anything about your jacket. You slam your locker shut, mutter a cuss word, and start to think about how you are going to get even.

Scenario 3: Every time you pass a certain clique of students in the lunch room,they roll their eyes and start whispering to each other. You notice you are feeling angry because your stomach is churning and your face is feeling hot.You want to call them all a bunch of stuck up jerks.

Evaluation: Below you will find the rubric (the grading tool) for your group skit. Your skit will be used to teach other students how to handle anger. You will become the teacher. Remember your skit is a two part assignment. 1st - You must act out your skit based on the scenario. 2nd - Next you must clearly identify where the main character goes wrong and provide a solution by choosing a strategy to manage anger. 3rd - You must act out your skit again beginning with the scenario. But this time you need to clearly have your main character use a anger management strategy, changing the outcome of the students' behavior and situation outcome.
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Meredith Jordan
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