This was probably my favorite unit I have worked on with my 6th graders this year. They were engaged, had heated discussions, shared a little or a lot about themselves and produced beautiful end projects: Islands of Personality, which you can find here.
Some activities that we did were:
- Prior to watching the movie: Discussion about what is health/ well being
- During the movie: Journal entries for discussion questions, a writing journal was kept all throughout the unit and the students received a new question every class that I would stick in their journals after looking at the last entry.
- Group work: Posters "Your Emotions" and "Dimensions of Health"
- Individual Project: Sketch, plan and build at least three of your "Islands of personality" and the headquarters (iPad) that shows us the core memory and how it connects to your island