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A child explains how he feels after he has been angry. An animation then explains why we sometimes lose control. When we lived in caves we needed a fast-acting fight or flight response to danger. The thinking brain developed over time to give us more ways to respond to situations. However, sometimes things go wrong and the emotional brain takes over. Children explain how this makes them feel.
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5 November 2007

Classroom Ideas

Children could produce a poster for younger children illustrating how and why we experience extreme emotions. Children could create a mind map of ways to deal with extreme emotions and sort emotion words into sets where the emotions are similar. Children could discuss times that they have felt extreme anger and role-play ideas to illustrate ways to deal with extreme anger.