Anger Management Character Lessons

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March Character Theme: Anger Management

Week 1

THE GOAL: The goal of this week’s lesson is to teach students that anger can be a good thing if used properly or a bad thing if we can’t control it.

WHAT WE’LL TEACH: We will teach students that anger could be a good thing if channeled in the right way. For example, when someone is angry that an injustice occurs and they in turn try to create positive change. Anger can, however, be a bad thing if it leads to losing control and becomes destructive.

 

Week 2

THE GOAL: The goal of this week’s lesson is to teach students the first 2, of 4, reasons people get angry.

WHAT WE’LL TEACH: We will teach students that people get angry because of fatigue and fear. Fatigue is when someone is tired. This can lead to irritability and outbursts of anger. Fear, being afraid, can lead to anger as well. When someone is afraid, they can sometimes react with anger. For example, a parent waiting for their child to return home and gets angry that they didn’t meet their curfew. Why? Because they were afraid something bag happened.

 

Week 3

THE GOAL: The goal of this week’s lesson is to teach students the second 2 reasons people get angry.

WHAT WE’LL TEACH: We will teach students that people get angry because of rejection and frustration. When someone is rejected, they may react with anger. You see this type of anger in bullying. A person feels rejected and lashes out by bullying those who rejected them. Lastly, students can be angry because of frustration. When something doesn’t go smoothly, it can cause people to lose control.

 

Week 4

THE GOAL: The goal of this week’s lesson is to teach students how to deal with their anger.

WHAT WE’LL TEACH: We will teach students that the first step to dealing with anger is to identify why they’re angry to begin with. Is it fear? Fatigue? Etc. Once the reason is identified, they can calm down with deep breaths. Once they are calmer and can think, they can try to figure out what the most productive way to deal with their anger is. Maybe leaving the room, doing something else, etc.

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