Identify different types of emotions

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In this the lesson the learner should be guieded to understand that there are differnt types of emotions experienced by different people depending on different circumstances.

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By the end this lesson the learner should be able to:
  1. identify postive and negative emotions
  2. explain the difference between primary and secondary emotions
  3. cope with different types of emotions



It is important to guide the learners to define the new or complex terms that may arise during the lesson. Ensure the definitions are as simple as possible.The table below gives definitions of terms that will be used during the lesson

Optimism Tendency to expect the possible outcome of a situation
Remorse Moral anguish from past misdeeds
Euphoria A feeling of great happiness
Awe A mixed emotion of reverence , respect or dread
Pessimism A tendenccy to stress the negative or unfavaroble

Lesson Content

Step 1

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Involve the learners in the following activity
  • Divide your learners into two groups.
  • Ask learners in one group to state how they feel when they receive good news or when they meet friends sperated from them after along time.
  • Let the other group mention how they feel when they receive bad news or when they fail to realise their expectations.
  • Divide the chalkboard into two columns and record the responses from each group into respective column.The learners are likely to bring the following responses:

Group 1: Feelings after receiving good news or meeting old friends may include:

  • joy
  • happiness
  • calmness
  • satisfaction
  • courage
  • confidence
  • peace
  • hope
  • optimism
  • euphoria
  • love

Group 2:Feelings that come to us when we receive bad news:

  • anger
  • worry
  • nervousness
  • fear
  • sadness
  • terror
  • irritation
  • frustration
  • depression
  • pessimism

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Key points
Tell the learners that there are positve and negative emotions. The feelings group one mentioned are examples of positive emotions while what group two mentioned are examples of negative emotions


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