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Turn-key, standards-aligned materials provide engaging, hands-on activities that help students to identify actionable ways to bring happiness to their communities.

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Intro

Intro

Grades 7-12
4:23 min. duration

Explore the science behind practicing the Six Sustainable Happiness skills to cultivate emotional wellness and resiliency for success in school and beyond

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Generosity

Generosity

Grades 7-12
2:58 min. duration

Helping and being kind to others is intrinsically rewarding. By practicing Generosity we can enhance our personal well-being. Help students create meaningful interactions through generosity.

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Gratitude

Gratitude

Grades 7-12
3:26 min. duration

Discovering happiness isn’t just appreciating new things, but also being grateful for what we already have and the good that other people contribute to our lives and in our world. Boost students’ emotional IQ with the power of Gratitude.

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Human Connection

Human Connection

Grades 7-12
2:47 min. duration

Connecting with one another is essential to our wellbeing, authentic relationships and social engagement is the most reliable, enduring predictor of happiness in life. Set students up for success by helping them embrace Human Connection.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Grades 7-12
2:50 min. duration

Mindfulness is all about the art of living in the moment, without judging your thoughts or feelings. Introduce students to practical approaches they can take to reduce stress and focus on the here-and-now.

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Positive Outlook

Positive Outlook

Grades 7-12
3:06 min. duration

Life’s inevitable setbacks are easier to overcome if we lean on the power of Positive Outlook to help us see more possibilities and bounce back from adversity. Help nurture students’ resiliency by increasing emotional intelligence.

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Purpose

Purpose

Grades 7-12
3:09 min. duration

Having a Purpose and knowing that you matter and can make a difference increases our sense of happiness. Encourage students to strive for something bigger than themselves.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
Be Thankful

Be Thankful

Grades 7–12
45-60 min. sessions

Students explore the meaning of gratitude and its connection to happiness from both a scientific and a personal perspective by creating gratitude journals.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
Agree to Disagree

Agree to Disagree

Grades 7–12
2x 30-45 min. sessions

Students use group simulations to discover how the art of disagreeing respectfully helps them overcome destructive habits and achieve sustainable happiness.

DIGITAL LESSON BUNDLE
Digital Interactions

Digital Interactions

Grades 7–12
3x 60 min. sessions

Meet students where they are using digital interactions to help them understand the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills. Inspire students to examine the effects of digital media on their emotions and use technology in ways that will increase their happiness.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
Judge Less, Reflect More

Judge Less, Reflect More

Grades 7–12
45 min. duration

Students learn how the power of self-reflection can keep snap judgments in check and help foster a more positive outlook in their day-to-day lives.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
Happiness Skills: Tools to Combat Issues Facing Adolescents

Happiness Skills: Tools to Combat Issues Facing Adolescents

Grades 7-12
45. min duration

Students identify personal goals and make a plan for implementing daily practice of one of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills.

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Happiness Skills: Tools to Combat Issues Facing Adolescents

Happiness Skills: Tools to Combat Issues Facing Adolescents

Grades 7-12
3:27 min. duration

Happiness is a skill that can be developed. Build emotional resilience through science-based tools that cultivate happiness and help combat issues facing adolescents.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
For Educators: Benefits of The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

For Educators: Benefits of The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

Educators
30 min. duration

Educators engage in a session of open dialogue and brainstorm ways to implement the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills in their school.

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This is Your Brain on Happiness

This is Your Brain on Happiness

Grades 7-12
4 min. duration

Happiness is an essential aspect of what it means to be human. Explore the science behind happiness and how happiness can affect our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

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The Benefits of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

The Benefits of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

Grades 7-12
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Delve into the science behind happiness and learn how happiness can impact the physiology of the brain, and the positive effects it can have on learning.

DIGITAL LESSON BUNDLE
This Is Your Brain on Happiness

This Is Your Brain on Happiness

Grades 7-12
4x 45-min. class periods

Guide your students as they learn about each happiness skill, examine the brain science behind it, and practice the skill. The encourage students to share their learning with the broader school community by creating a school-based happiness project.

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For Educators: Benefits of The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

For Educators: Benefits of The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

Grades 7–12
3:56 min. duration

Hear from experienced educators and administrators as they detail how Six Sustainable Happiness Skills benefit both the students and the teachers.

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This Is Your Brain on Happiness

This Is Your Brain on Happiness

Grades 7–12
45 min. duration

Students participate in a jigsaw activity to research how happiness changes the brain and how they can take control of those positive changes.

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Discover Your Happy

Discover Your Happy

Grades 7–12
26:47 min. duration

Learn how happiness impacts our physiology and psychology, then see how students and educators activate happiness using these skills.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
Happiness Role Play

Happiness Role Play

Grades 7–12
x2 45-min. class periods

In a group setting, demonstrate how the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills are exhibited in everyday situations that students are likely to experience.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage

Grades 7–12
45-60 min. duration

Some evolutionary theories suggest that kindness and generosity make species vulnerable. But, could it be that these prosocial behaviors actually help species thrive?

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
Mindfulness Muscle

Mindfulness Muscle

Grades 7–12
45 min. duration

Research shows that action and emotion are deeply connected. See how actions like mindfulness help us regulate our emotions, then create a personal plan for building your "mindfulness muscle."

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Pre-VFT Classroom Activity: Measuring Happiness

Pre-VFT Classroom Activity: Measuring Happiness

Grades 7–12
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If someone asked you how you could measure happiness, what would you say? Is happiness the same for everyone? Identify what behaviors, habits and thought patterns help people to experience happiness. Then, work with your students to develop a Happiness in Action plan.

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Virtual Viewing Party Guide

Virtual Viewing Party Guide

Grades 7–12
Various durations

Extend the impact of the Discover Your Happy Virtual Field Trip by connecting your students with classrooms across the country through a live online conversation.

FAMILY ACTIVITY
Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Grades 7–12
30–45 min. duration

Emotions spread like energy—when we feel happy, it spreads to the people around us. Activate happiness in your household with this fun family activity.

Parents

The inability to reduce and cope with stress and anxiety can negatively impact different facets of a teen’s life including their health, friendships, relationships with parents, and academic performance. Discover Your Happy provides tools for families to seamlessly bring the conversation home and share key resources with friends and community members.

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