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Lesson 11: Fights: Feelings & Consequences


This lesson continues exploring physical fighting, with an emphasis on the feelings involved and other consequences. Students discuss feelings that lead to fighting and feelings young people may have during and after a fight. They read an article about fights and feelings and discuss how different groups of people, including parents, teachers and friends, might respond, and what some of the consequences could be. They consider how some peers might manipulate others into fighting and express intentions to not encourage others to fight.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify consequences of fighting. 
  2. Recognize ways peers might manipulate or encourage someone to fight.

SEL Connection

  • social awareness
  • relationship skills

Time: 45 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • V-4: Avoid engaging in violence, including sexual harassment, coercion, exploitation, physical fighting, and rape.
  • V-5: Avoid situations where violence is likely to occur.
  • V-6: Avoid associating with others who are involved in or who encourage violence or criminal activity.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.4: Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.5.3: Identify how peers can influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
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