This article presents, with hopes of replication, a program designed to foster the social-emotional growth, community, connection and self-discovery for students through a program called “Snapshots of Joy”. The multi-part program encourages students, of any grade level and any discipline, to take photographs of things that bring them joy, create an...
- Subject Area(s):
- Children and Youth, Education, Emotions, Social Psychology
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
- Class Size(s):
This classroom activity can be used in a number of different sociology classes including Introduction to Sociology or any other elective course related to childhood, education or emotions. To thoroughly utilize this activity, it will entail dedicating either three or four class periods over a span of multiple weeks. This exercise is best suited for...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- 1. to understand the sociological relevance and importance of studying happiness and joy
2. to foster the social-emotional learning of the participants
- 3. to learn the replication process of this exercise to employ in their future employment
- 1. During the final exhibit, students can share their process, their feelings and their outcomes of this exercise
- 2. In a written response, students can submit a one word or one sentence description of how this exercise made them feel
- 3. In course discussions, students can share the broader impact of this exercise