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Making Good Decisions. 6 th Grade. Review Step 6 .MEH.1.1Evaluate stress management strategies based on personal experience. Stress-provoking Scenarios. Instructions. Have a student read the following scenarios aloud. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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6th Grade

6th GradeMaking Good DecisionsStress-provoking ScenariosReview Step6.MEH.1.1Evaluate stress management strategies based on personal experience.

InstructionsHave a student read the following scenarios aloud.Discuss as a class if the teens response is appropriate for the situation or inappropriate. If it is not useful, why not?

Scenario 1Tom worked very hard on a project for school. Danny waited until the last minute to do his project and then asked to copy from Tom. Danny implied that if Tom did not let him copy, Danny would no longer be his friend. Tom decides to allow Danny to copy his work.

Scenario 2Farah's teacher gave the class unclear directions about a project. Farah worked harder than most of her classmates on her project, only to find that she had done the project all wrong. Farah approaches her teacher and explains her confusion and asks for an opportunity to re-do the assignment.

Scenario 3Mike has grown up in the southern part of the United States. Recently, he moved to the northern part of the country. Some students make fun of the way Mike talks. Mike decides to tell students that they sound different to him, as well, but he bets they have more in common than they might think. He asks if anyone wants to go to the skate park after school.

Scenario 4Molly's parents are getting divorced and she feels overwhelmed and unable to think. She knows that her mom has some medicine in the bathroom that she sometimes takes for her nerves. Molly decides to take one to help her anxiety.Scenario 5Sally invites Ann to go shopping. When they get to the store, Sally finds she has enough money to buy clothes, but not enough to buy a pair of earrings she wants. She asks Ann to slip the earrings in her pocket while she pays for the clothes. Ann thinks stealing is wrong, but she really wants to be friends with Sally. Ann drops the earrings in her backpack and walks out of the store.

Scenario 6Owen feels overwhelmed with all of the stuff he needs to everyday. He loves to play his guitar, he likes school (especially his Visual Arts class)and wants to do well. He also enjoys playing sports and walking dogs at the local animal shelter. Owen decides to create a Things To Do Today/Week List to help prioritize all of his activities.Scenario 7Kim is preparing to give a speech tomorrow. She is nervous and fidgety and is afraid she won't be able to sleep. She decides to ask her mom if she can practice on her when she is finished writing her speech, then do the progressive muscular exercises she was taught in school.

Scenario 8Allen believes a friend of his is depressed, maybe even thinking about suicide. Allen decides to tell his friend that he is worried about her and persuades her to speak with their teacher.

Copy the following notes into your notebook.Decision MakerA good decision is a decision in which you have carefully considered the outcome of each choice.Write down an example of a good decision that you have made this week.ConsequencesA consequence is the result of an action you take.Every action you take has consequences. Take smoking for exampleShort term consequence coughingLong term consequence a diseaseConsequences continuedThere are both positive and negative consequences.Positive help you or other peopleNegative do harm to you or other peopleWrite down an example of a good or bad consequence you have experienced.6 steps to making a good decision1. Identify the problem2. Consider the values3. List the options4. Weigh the consequences5. Decide and act6. Evaluate your choiceGood DecisionsValues beliefs that you consider to be greater importance.Example: honesty and responsibilityWorksheetComplete the worksheet.You may use your book and notes to complete the worksheet.Do not work with other students.This is a grade.Pop Quiz1. What are the six classes of essential nutrients?2. How does flashback occur?3. How does burning fuel pollute the air?4. Why is recovery a life-long process?5. What are three possible sources of conflict in home?

Basic Concepts about StressStress is defined as how the body reacts to demands.Stressors are causes of stress.Stress is part of our lives.It is not possible to live stress-free.Managing stress in positive ways prepares us for increasing life challenges.Stress: Causes and EffectsStress can be positive or negative:An example of eustress is getting nervous in anticipation of an important contest which motivates you to practice more.An example of distress is forgetting an assignment because of feeling overwhelmed.Types of Stress Threat Frustration Pressure ConflictThreatDefinition: the fear of being harmed (physically or emotionally)

Examples:Being afraid to walk home after darkWorry a friend will not invite you to an eventFrustrationDefinition: inability to get needs met

Example: not able to complete an assignment because sister is using the computerPressureDefinition: having to measure up to an expectation or standard

Example: being expected to make the honor rollConflictDefinition: when two or more needs oppose each other

Example: a friend wanting you to go to the mall the same night as your gymnastics classWhat are physical effects of stress? Stomach acheSweatingPale complexionHeadacheSleepinessTight or sore musclesRapid breathingShaky hands

What are emotional effects of stress?MoodinessLoss of enthusiasmForgetfulnessExcessive worryApathyFeeling overwhelmedFeeling short-temperedActivity:We will apply what we know by writing a newspaper article with an attention-grabbingheadline about types of stress.

Using the C-O-P-E MethodPositive and Negative CopingThere are positive methods of coping with stress . . .

. . . and there are negative ways to cope with stress.

How to C-O-P-EC = Change how you think about thestressor.

Stress Example: Emma missed her ride and must walk to school.

Positive Coping: Change thought process to, I really need the exercise anyway, and I can think about the report thats due as Im walking.How to C-O-P-EO = Organize with attention to timemanagement.

Stress Example: Planning a service learning project seems overwhelming.

Positive Coping: I can break this down into smaller tasks and enlist others to help. How to C-O-P-EP = Practice relaxation techniques.

Stress Example: Pressure to perform well on end-of-course math exam.

Positive Coping: Just before the test, practice muscular relaxation and deep breathing.

How to C-O-P-EE = Emotions can be managed.

Stress Example:Your best friend since third grade is moving to another state.

Positive Coping: Deciding its okay to be sad, having a farewell party to say goodbye, and planning to stay in touch via email.

Putting It to PracticeUse the C-O-P-E method to practice for these stressors:

Being scolded for not finishing homeworkThinking your neighborhoods not safeWondering if you have the right outfit for a partyNot getting enough sleep before a big gameBeing yelled at by older sister for being in the bathroom