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Happiness Lesson Plans


Questions you will explore

  • What is happiness?

  • What are the ‘bare necessities’ we all need to feel happy?

  • What is the difference between happiness and success?

  • Can you measure happiness?

  • Why do we find it tricky to talk about some of our more negative emotions?

  • What can we do to support our own emotional health and that of the people around us?

Aims & Objectives:

Pupils will practise skills of critical thinking & questioning, deep listening and empathy building. Lessons will encourage pupils to think about the meaning of happiness and explore what the sensation of happiness feels like, as well as discuss what we all need to feel happy.

Pupils will explore a range of emotions that humans experience as well as some of the different ways to support emotional health.  They will think about and discuss how to talk about difficult feelings and explore a range of thinking, doing and sharing activities to encourage emotional well-being.  Lessons will open up discussions about different ways to approach happiness, looking at different countries and cultures as well as our overall  human needs.


Beyond Lessons


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