Subject: Emotional Driving
1. Topic-
The Importance of Controlling Your Emotions While Driving
2. Content-
The student will recognize the consequences of aggressive driving and other emotions that influence driving behaviors.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.The student will learn about stress, anxiety, and the effects thereof.
2.The student will learn about controlling and/or managing anger and the importance thereof.
3.The student will learn about the relationship between driving aggressively and road rage.
4. Objectives-
1.The student will understand how stress and anxiety affect everyday living and driving.
2.The student will understand the importance of controlling your anger especially behind the wheel.
3.The student will understand the direct correlation between aggressive driving and road rage.
5. Materials and Aids-
Movie: Road Rage
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

The lesson will be introduced by showing the 1999 movie "Road Rage." The students will be asked to observe the movie about a man who has recently experienced a life changing event that causes him high stress and anxiety especially while driving.

B. Development-

The students will break into groups and discuss their ideas and observations about the movie, "Road Rage." Each group will choose a part of the movie to reenact with a solution.

C. Practice-

Each group will present the part of the movie that they chose to the class with the proper solution to the observation.

D. Independent Practice-

The student will write an analysis of the movie that will include the a listing of the errors of the driver and what the driver should have done. The student should be able to discuss the stressors and anxiety causing factors, as well as, what the driver(s) in the movie could have done to accommodate their emotions. The student will discuss the relationship between the driver's aggression and how it related to his road rage.

F. Checking for understanding-

The student will have a class discussion about stress and anxiety, what they are, the difference between good and bad stress, and how to handle it. The class will brainstorm these ideas. The class will be introduced to positive ways to cope with stress and anxiety. The discussion will conclude with discussing alternatives to driving during emotional turmoil.

G. Closure-

The student will present a creative Public Service Announcement presentation to represent the effects of driving under stress and anxiety with a clear message of why controlling your anger and other emotions will reduce road rage.
7. Evaluation-
The student will be tested on the information. The student will be graded on the test, the analysis, and class/group participation.

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