Seeing Emotion in Facial Expressions

This Seeing Emotion in Facial Expressions activity & project also includes:

Learning to read body language, especially facial expressions, is the focus of a mini-lesson. Young learners examine a series of photographs, identify the emotion being illustrated, and then discuss the cues that revealed the emotion.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Project the images and have class member identify the emotion represented by the facial expression
  • Show a short clip of a mime show and then ask groups to create their own pantomime
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity may be especially challenging for learners who struggle with recognizing visual cues
  • Includes teaching suggestions for each grade level
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