This educational video about emotions and stress discusses the psychology and biology of emotions, how stress affects our health, and how facial expressions can be universally interpreted.
It uses examples from Harry Potter to explain some topics and highlights the positive and negative effects of emotions on our health and overall well-being.
This resource provides a table of contents below the video to help locate information within the video.
The video includes an entertaining narrator and engaging graphics that aid in comprehension.
It may help to gauge students' experiences with topics related to emotions and mental health prior to viewing the video.
Younger students may benefit from having the video paused periodically to help them keep up with the fast-paced presentation of information.
Provide students with a graphic organizer that reinforces vocabulary meanings.
Put students into groups and have them make a chart showing the ways that emotions can be both beneficial and detrimental to our health.
Biology, anatomy, physiology, or psychology classes could use this video to introduce the topic of climate anxiety and depression.
Consider having students engage in this outdoor journaling activity that encourages time in nature as an important mental health treatment.
Teachers could also use this video to help students unpack their feelings specifically about climate anxiety.
Have students watch this video about how green spaces can improve your overall health to come up with a project that the entire class can participate in to add another green space at your school.
Emotions can have both positive and negative impacts on our overall well-being. This video describes the psychology of emotions and how they play a role in our health. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.