⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Are You Up for the Challenge? Bet $100,000 Dollars You Will Laugh!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Are You Up for the Challenge? Bet $100,000 Dollars You Will Laugh!

Grade Level: 6-8

Objective: To explore the science of humor and its impact on human emotions, discussing the factors that make something funny and the benefits of laughter. This lesson aims to develop critical thinking skills, emotional intelligence, and a positive mindset.

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

- Access to a curated collection of funny videos or jokes suitable for middle school students
- Worksheets for note-taking and reflection
- Devices with internet access for video viewing (optional)


1. Introduction (10 minutes)
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance and benefits of laughter in our lives.
- Ask students if they enjoy humor and if they think they can resist laughing in certain situations.
- Introduce the challenge of betting $100,000 dollars that students will laugh during the lesson.

2. Exploring the Science of Humor (15 minutes)
- Facilitate a discussion about the science of humor, discussing the factors that make something funny, such as surprise, incongruity, and relatability.
- Provide examples of jokes or funny situations and ask students to analyze what makes them humorous.

3. Funny Video or Joke Presentation (20 minutes)
- Present a selection of funny videos or jokes, one by one, using age-appropriate content.
- Instruct students to take notes while watching or listening, identifying the comedic elements and any thoughts or reactions they experience.

4. Analysis and Discussion (20 minutes)
- Facilitate a class discussion about each funny video or joke presented, encouraging students to share their thoughts and reactions.
- Guide the discussion to analyze the comedic elements and how they relate to the factors discussed earlier.
- Discuss the different types of humor and ask students to reflect on which types resonate with them the most.

5. Individual Reflection (15 minutes)
- Distribute worksheets that require students to individually reflect on the funny videos or jokes presented and provide their analysis and evaluation.
- Instruct students to write a response discussing their thoughts on the comedic elements, the factors that contributed to their humor, and the benefits of laughter.

6. Peer Review and Feedback (10 minutes)
- Pair students up and have them exchange their written responses.
- Instruct students to provide constructive feedback on each other's analysis, suggesting ways to strengthen their arguments or consider alternative perspectives.
- Emphasize the importance of respectful and thoughtful feedback.

7. Revision and Final Draft (15 minutes)
- Provide time for students to revise their written responses based on the feedback received.
- Encourage students to incorporate the suggestions and strengthen their analysis with additional details or counterarguments.
- Instruct students to create a final draft of their written responses.

8. Conclusion (5 minutes)
- Summarize the main points discussed in the lesson, emphasizing the importance of humor and laughter in our lives.
- Reflect on the challenge of resisting laughter and discuss the emotional and social benefits of embracing humor.
- Encourage students to find joy and laughter in everyday situations and spread positivity through humor.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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