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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Lesson Activity Ideas

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Five resources make up a collection of social-emotional learning activities that target the five core competencies (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making). The activities...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
The 21st century has brought many changes. Helping middle schoolers develop the relationship skills they need to be successful at home, in school, in their communities, and in the workplace is the focus of this collection of lesson and...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of self-awareness with a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars in kindergarten through fifth grade. Seventeen resources include activities, lesson plans, units, worksheets, printables, and graphic...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Fifteen resources make up a collection designed for middle school scholars. Here, pupils take part in lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and entire units that thoroughly examine the topic of self-awareness. Sub-topics include...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A collection emphasizes the importance of relationship skills including communication, social engagement, relationship-building, and teamwork. Sixteen resources are geared towards scholars in kindergarten through fifth grade. Resource...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Self-Management

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of self-motivation with a collection of 16 resources. Curated are a variety of units, lesson plans, graphic organizers, handouts, printables, and activities designed to encourage kindergartens through fifth graders...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Self-Management

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Self-management requires impulse control, stress management, self-disciple, motivation, and the ability to set goals and organize. Browse this collection to boost these skills among sixth through eighth-graders. Included are sixteen...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Social Awareness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Self-awareness includes looking at different perspectives, exhibiting empathy, appreciating diversity, and respecting others—boost these social and emotional attributes using a collection designed for scholars in sixth through eighth...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
21st-century learners face an array of challenges. This collection is designed to help students develop the social and emotional self-awareness skills and healthy habits they need to make responsible decisions now and in the future. The...
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How To Be Socially and Emotionally Intelligent

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Teach your elementary aged learners how to emotionally and socially intelligent. Use the resources in this collection to enhance social skills, teach youngsters to stand up against bullies, accept others, and provide ways for dealing...
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Emotional Intelligence: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Yoda may believe “Luminous beings are we" but many teens find it difficult to believe the Jedi master's teachings, to believe in the Force within them,  and to let their light shine.  Brighten the school year with lessons and activities...
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To Stress, or Not to Stress

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
In order to live healthy lives, individuals must have healthy brains and bodies. There are many ways to deal with stress from simple breathing and relaxation techniques, to journaling and exercise. Here is a collection for people of all...
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Seeing the World Differently: Social/Emotional Tools for Autistic Learners

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Not everyone experiences the world in the same way. Use a collection of activities, worksheets, and lesson plans to supplement activities on social and emotional cues for students with autism.
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From Child to Adult

For Teachers 8th
There's no question that the middle schoolers in your class are going through a myriad of transitions. Adolescence brings changes in self esteem, relationships, anatomy, and emotions. Additionally, they will face additional challenges...
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Mental Health Lesson Plans

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the stigma of mental illness is often worse than the actual disorder. With the lesson plans, pupils discover the myths and stereotypes associated with mental health disorders....
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Ready, Set, Respond!

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
When faced with a difficult situation, do you respond selfishly, face it head on, or ignore the problem? This game encourages learners to evaluate the wide range of reactions we can have to problematic situations, and how our responses...
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Book Nook

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A reading of Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days provides a great intro for a discussion of colors and how they can represent emotions and moods. Kids share the feelings they associate with various colors
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Children in Change

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While children may not have the opportunity to directly affect the changes happening in their family life, help them develop necessary coping skills for expressing their emotions and dealing with those changes.
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Home Economics: Teen Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the emotional and nutritional needs of teenagers in a six-lesson unit, which covers such topics as food sources, cooking skills, emotional well-being, and the positive effect of food and family occasions. 
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Sally’s Super Day

For Teachers 2nd Standards
New ReviewAfter having a bad day, Sally took scholars' suggestions and had a super day. Pupils listen to her newest short story then discuss the events that occurred. They sort each event by what was in her control and what was not. Participants...
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Chapter 1: Circle of Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewVolition, or will-power, is the focus of a lesson that brings forth the Native symbol, the Circle of Life, to instill the importance of responsible decision-making. Scholars take part in six activities that empower them to reflect on...
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Chapter 2: Learning About Adolescence

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New Review The Native American symbol, The Circle of Life, represents life's spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well being. By way of deep discussion, and two games, the lesson uses the Circle of Life to explore the stages of maturity,...
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Chapter 3: Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewBy way of group discussion, reading, and role-play a series of six activities encourage scholars to make responsible decisions. Following an online introduction, pupils review the concept of volition and answer questions. Middle...
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Chapter 4: Learning About Disease

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewCommunicable diseases are the focus of a lesson that primarily uses discussion, a hands-on activity, and a worksheet to drive their point home. Lotion and glitter create a strong visual for communicable diseases. A practice page provides...
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My Problem…Your Problem…Our Problem

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewEncourage sixth graders to take responsibility for their actions and become a problem solver. Pupils discuss new problems faced in sixth grade then identify ones that involve other people. A worksheet guides their practice in conflict...
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Puberty: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewWith puberty comes lots of changes to one's body. Scholars explore those changes with two lessons that examine the role of the pituitary gland and hormones. In the first lesson, pupils take on the role of the pituitary gland, write a...
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Learning area 3: Explore a Wide Range of Jobs and Challenge Preconceptions

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
New ReviewSquash the notion that certain jobs are meant for a boy or girl with a unit comprised of nine activities. Through discussion, videos, audio clips, worksheets, and readings, scholars examine stereotypes related to specific jobs and...
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Learning area 2: Challenging Stereotypes and Discrimination

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
New ReviewSix powerful and eyeopening lessons provide scholars with activities designed to challenge stereotypes and discrimination. The unit provides reading material with which pupils read and discuss. Grand conversations lead to physically...
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Keep Finding the Positive

For Teachers 5th Standards
Group members take on roles to create a positive classroom community. Learners perform their role—leader, recorder, presenter, timekeeper, encourager, and collector—in preparation for a formal presentation of their positive thinking...
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Are You Balanced?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Balance scales create a strong visual of how an individual prioritizes one's self alongside their commitments to the community, school, and home. Scholars complete a graphic organizer then discuss their findings with their peers. A...
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Think Positive!

For Teachers 4th Standards
Following an attention-grabbing read-aloud, scholars brainstorm ways they can change negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Small groups plan and perform a skit that showcases one of the new ideas to uplift one's feelings....
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What Color is Your Apple?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Build your classroom community with an activity that uses apples to examine oneself and their classmates. Participants draw four large apples on blank paper then exchange them within a small group. Group members write a character trait...
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Goldilocks Revisited

For Teachers 2nd Standards
After a read-aloud of the story Goldielocks and the Three Bears, scholars gather into small groups to answer a series of questions. Peers examine the idea of smart decisions and identify three feelings of characters alongside three...
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The Many Roles I Play in My Community

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Small groups brainstorm their roles in the community. Then, individually, complete a community roles web worksheet. Peers share their completed product and extend the conversation to include the feelings and character traits that go...
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Character Clovers

For Teachers 1st Standards
Build a classroom community with a lesson that uses character clovers to examine scholars' roles. Following a whole-class discussion, participants list four roles they play and accompany it with the character traits that go along with it. 
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How I Act Is Who I Am

For Teachers K Standards
A lesson centers itself around the topic of family roles. A whole-class discussion uses puppets and posters to go in-depth into the following character traits; caring, responsibility, respect, and cooperation. The discussion closes with...
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Happy, Sad, Scared and Mad: All Belong To Me

For Teachers K Standards
"What are feelings?" and "Why are feelings important to understand?" are the essential questions of a lesson that boosts self-awareness. Scholars discuss the four basic emotions—happy, sad, scared, and mad—in preparation for a creative...
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BIG Ideas about BIG Feelings

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, begins a instructional activity all about big emotions. Scholars share a time when someone they know exhibited strong feelings, focusing on what they said, looked...
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Identify and Act to Prevent Bullying in Our Class

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars begin by listing words related to bullying then discuss their definition as a class. Small groups write sentences or draw a picture that reflects what it is to be a bully, what they do, and how it feels to be bullied. A master...
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Navigating Emotions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A instructional activity instills the importance of appropriately navigating emotions. To begin, pupils act out emotions or play a themed-game. A discussion about feelings leads the way to scenario role-play. Pairs compose a dialogue...
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Empathy and Friendship

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Instill the importance of empathy with a instructional activity that tasks scholars to role-play a scenario in which they exhibit the desired behavior towards their peers. Small groups work collaboratively to create a skit in response to...
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Do Your Words Match Your Meaning?

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Nonverbal communication is the focus of a lesson that explores the use of body language. First, an interactive feelings game familiarizes scholars with a variety of emotions. Then partners roleplay scenarios in which one acts out an...
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How Are You Feeling Today?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Familiarize scholars with a variety of emotions with a lesson that challenges young friends to draw and identify characteristics of specific feelings. As pupils walk through a presentation about emotions, they discuss their observations...
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Lists to Live By: Developing a Self-Improvement Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ben Franklin was a man with a plan. Learners investigate his plan for self-improvement using excerpts from Franklin's autobiography. Then, pupils develop their own plans and discuss how to sell them to others using the two-session lesson...
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Step Back and Breathe

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Create emotional superheroes with a unit equipped with several activities and lessons designed to establish coping skills and practice tools that boost healthy habits. Through discussion, chants, writing, and drawing, scholars learn to...
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Dealing with Feelings

For Teachers 6th Standards
Five activities encourage scholars to look inside, get in touch with their emotions, and express their feelings appropriately. Stories set the stage for feeling identification and in-depth discussions. Role play and the act of miming...
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Understanding Anger

For Teachers 6th Standards
Can anger actually have positive side effects? To begin the first of four Resolving Conflicts Peacefully lessons, pupils discuss the ways anger can be both helpful and hurtful. Next, they watch a brief video about anger management before...
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Monitoring Your Well-Being

For Students 6th Standards
Can stress, exercise, and sleep habits affect how people feel? Scholars record their personal habits and temperaments in the weeks leading up to the instructional activity. Next, they create plot graphs to show correlations between their...
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Teen Self Esteem Workbook

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Happy teens are healthy teens! Pupils embark on a self-reflective journey using a series of assessments and discussions to promote personal development. The lessons focus on identifying low and high self-esteem attitudes and behaviors,...
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Teen Leadership

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Are the young leaders of tomorrow sitting in your classroom right now? Polish their skills to perfection using a series of teen leadership activities. Each lesson promotes both personal growth and team building, while helping scholars...
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Top 20 Principles from Psychology for PreK–12 Creative, Talented, and Gifted Students’ Teaching and Learning

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Who knew getting a better grasp on learning and psychology requires understanding only 20 principles? The resource, especially ideal for high school Psychology, discusses 20 important principles that debunk common myths and provide...
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Helping Students See the "Gift" in Feedback

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How can you help pupils view feedback as a blessing and not a curse? Lesson seven in a series of 12 character and leadership activities focuses on the S.A.R.A mindset and how to support budding leaders in their journeys toward the...
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Teen Wolf

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With great power comes great responsibility ... especially if you're a werewolf! Scholars discover the importance of using their strengths to be a hero, rather than a bully, with an imaginative lesson. During the 13th installment in a...
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Forest Gump (PG-13)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What happens when someone is excluded because of their differences? Scholars view a short clip of the film Forest Gump, then discuss how important empathy is in building relationships with others. The lesson invites learners to share...
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Emotional Care Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High school can be tough—can your learners manage through all the stress? An 11-part unit helps teens get a handle on the emotional trials often encountered in high school. Each lesson focuses on positive techniques for developing and...
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The Nature of Happiness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The U.S. Constitution states that the pursuit of happiness is an inalienable right. The United Nations' Global Happiness Index ranks countries according to the happiness of its citizens. As part of a discussion of the nature of...
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Foundations of Wellness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
You may be physically healthy, but what about mentally and emotionally? How is your social health? Kindergartners and first and second graders learn about the importance of maintaining their health in all aspects of their lives with a...
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Social Play Action Figures

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Three activities stem from one hands-on project designed to explore character traits. Scholars create an action figure that reflects their personality to teach others about themselves and role play conversational skills.
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Tag: Whose Values

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Get young people thinking about their lives and current topics of social justice, advocacy, gender, race, and identity. After examining several works by Barbara Kruger, participants select a tag with one of the questions printed on it,...
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Hurt Tracker Math

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Boost emotional intelligence and division skills with a three-question worksheet featuring two imaginary towns that record when citizens hurt, forgive, or punish one another. Using division, scholars calculate each problem to decide...
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Fleeting Happiness

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Shed light onto the subject of happiness with a worksheet that focuses on how the emotion—much like other emotions—does not last forever. Scholars read brief passages and answer nine short-answer questions that examine their personal...
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What Is Happiness

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Explore the feeling of happiness with a worksheet created to boost emotional intelligence. Scholars detail what makes them happy then draw a happy face. 
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What Makes Me Afraid

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Encourage scholars to be brave about feeling afraid with worksheet designed to enhance emotional intelligence. Learners share what makes them feel afraid then draw a face that appears scared.  
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What is Sadness

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Encourage emotional intelligence with a worksheet examining the feeling of sadness. Scholars answer the question, "What makes you sad?" and draw a what their face looks like when they are sad. 
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What Is Anger

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Enhance emotional intelligence with a activity that allows scholars to explore the feeling of anger. Learners detail what makes them feel angry and draw an angry face. 
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Respect: Race, Religion, and Culture

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Honor the medley of races, religions, and cultures that make up our world with a discussion-based lesson designed to showcase the beauty that is the similarities and differences amongst us. 
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Respect: School Manners

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Character education is priceless! Teach, practice, and encourage respect through grand conversation, role play, crafts, and story telling because its never too early to use good manners. 
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Mental and Emotional Well Being

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Promote positive ways to express emotions with five lessons that focus on feelings, friendship, and dealing with stress. Scholars learn how to identify and express feelings through role play, grand conversation, a game, poetry reading,...
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Identify Feelings

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Preteens and teens have a lot of feelings. Help class members identify and express these emotions with a lesson that focuses on emotions and how they effect friendships and relationships. The lesson begins with several warm-up activities...
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Emotional Intelligence

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How would you describe a great leader? Explore the theme of leadership with a unit that focuses on emotional intelligence, and how great leaders have a strong sense of emotional intelligence.
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Me Inc.

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Build your learners' self-esteem with a series of lessons that focuses on their identity and observation of the world around them. Applicable to many different subjects and lessons, the resources guide kids through the process of...
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Social: Emotions, Health, and People

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Picture cards can be a fantastic tool that learners can utilize to communicate their emotions and needs. This set of cards illustrates not only basic emotions, such as happiness, fear, or anger, but also certain illnesses a person might...
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Anger/Conflict Management

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
What is anger? Why do we become angry, and how can we control it? Help young learners develop an important life skill in the ability to process and handle angry emotions with this simple guided activity and worksheet.
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Feelings Unscramble

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
After youngsters have learned about different human emotions, challenge them to unscramble this list of feelings in this worksheet based on the images provided.
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Opposite Feelings

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
Develop critical thinking skills and emotional development with a worksheet, in which learners identify a variety of feelings and their opposites through a matching activity.
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Feelings Definitions

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
What is one word to identify someone who cannot think clearly? From confusion and anger to happiness and exhaustion, young learners practice defining basic feelings and emotions by matching terms to their appropriate fill-in-the-blank...
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Feelings/Emotions Matching

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
When you are feeling thirsty, you should...go to bed? Using common phrases and clip art images, youngsters practice matching feelings to what their appropriate responses should be. 
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Cognitive Triangle Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What you tell yourself about an event can have a profound effect on what you actually do about it. Encourage learners to examine their thoughts, and how these thoughts eventually translate into feelings and actions, with a instructional...
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Feelings Matching 2

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
What does it look like when someone is feeling sad, worried, hungry, or happy? These are some of the emotions that your youngsters will identify in a simple matching activity.
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Feelings Glasses Activity

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
What if your feelings could change in a single instant just by putting on a new pair of glasses? Explore different types of feelings with your youngsters with this activity, and consider a world of possibilities after introducing this...
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Feelings Matching 1

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Even subtle differences in facial expressions can give us a glimpse into how others are feeling. Through this visual matching activity, youngsters work to correctly connect 16 feelings to their appropriate facial expressions.
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Exploring Emotions Through Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
You'll definitely want this rich compilation of worksheets and activities in your toolbelt as you review and discuss the range of emotions we have as human beings. Activities include defining feelings, identifying ways we express...
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The Day Jace Kelly Popped

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Anger can creep inside and build up in all of us. Prepare your youngsters for this feeling by reading the story of Jace Kelly through this series of storytelling printables, and discover the strategies he would eventually learn to stay...
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When I Feel...

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Help youngsters become proactive thinkers and emotional beings with these great worksheets, in which pupils identify what strategies they will use in order to address big feelings, like happiness, sadness, anger, and fear.
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I Know what to Do When I Am…

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
How should we handle ourselves when we are mad/sad/happy/scared? Help youngsters understand unique emotions and plan specific actions they can take the next time they encounter feelings unexpectedly.
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Connecting with Your Feelings

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a therapeutic and restorative exercise, pupils use worksheets to recall experiences and explore their reactions to major feelings, from anxiety and anger to joy and love. 
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Emotional Intelligence

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Provide teenagers with the social skills they need to live happy lives with this collection of worksheets and activities. Covering a variety of topics from self-awareness and assertiveness, to stress management and problem solving, this...
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Dealing with Anger

For Students 5th - 12th
What is anger, how is it caused, and how do we cope with it? Learners use this worksheet to individually assess how they deal with anger, as well as develop coping skills and discuss how to react in a positive way. 
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Stress Management

For Students 6th - 12th
Learners practice identifying their individual causes of stress, as well as finding healthy coping skills to deal with stress, in a series of short-answer response worksheets.
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101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills

For Students K - 6th Standards
Increasing pressure to improve student achievement has made it easy to overlook the social skills they also need to develop. With this collection of worksheets and activities, you'll be able to improve children's communication, teamwork,...
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Career Exploration Lessons

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Wow, 189 pages of worksheets, activities, and materials for youngsters to begin their career exploration! Topics covered include how to become a proactive worker, foundational career terminology, learning styles, resume writing, and much...
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All About Me Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Use music and fun rhymes to help youngsters learn the parts of the body! Here is a set of attractive worksheets and activity ideas that will introduce learners to their unique selves and emotions.
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Emotion Card Games

For Teachers K - 8th
Emotions come in all shapes and sizes, and can be difficult for young learners or students with special needs to identify. Support them in gaining the valuable social skill of recognizing emotions and understanding empathy with this...
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Students Learn to Stop Rumors Before They Start

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
New ReviewTwo activities look at how rumors are spread and ways class members can stop them. The first activity brings forth an in-depth conversation about how reporters gather information to write articles and how students can implement the same...
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Stressed Out Sally

For Teachers 2nd Standards
New ReviewLife changes may cause stress. Here, scholars identify stressful situations in a peer's life and offer coping skills to make for a better day. A short story, "Stressed Out Sally," provides pupils with a look inside a bad day. After...
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Writing Emotion Journals

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Learners of all ages—including adults—could use a little help recognizing and regulating their emotions. Over the course of a few days, class members journal their emotional reactions to various events and note whether they recognize any...
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The Anxiety Workbook For Teens

For Students 7th - 12th
Teens often face a great deal of worry in their lives, and can be at a loss with how to anticipate and handle their emotions. This workbook is an exceptional resource for both educators and students alike as a way of supporting teens in...
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Learn to Identify What’s Bullying, What’s Joking, and How to Deal With It

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewA quick lesson takes a look at the differences between bullying and joking. Through whole-class discussion, scholars identify between the two behaviors and brainstorm actions to take to cease bullying behavior. Small groups share with...
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Class Meeting: Empathy Helps Stop Bullying

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
New ReviewA lesson instills the importance of how empathy has the ability to aid in stopping bullying behavior. Scholars discuss, in-depth, a series of three questions. Using class input, an anchor chart is made then displayed for reference.
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Puberty: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewGoing through puberty isn't easy, or for the faint of heart. Prepare middle schoolers for the challenges of the changes with activities that ask them to assume the role of a reporter for the Human Body Olympics. Writers craft a news...
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Healthy Relationships: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewHelp middle schoolers develop healthy relationships with a series of activities that teaches them not only to recognize and protect themselves from unhealthy relationships, but also how to develop and maintain positive ones. In addition,...
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Health Triangle Self Assessment

For Students 7th - 12th
Measure health as a triangle, with each side representing different aspects of health: physical, emotional/mental, and social. High schoolers complete a self-assessment of their health in all three areas before scoring their progress and...
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Emotions Color Wheel

For Students Pre-K - 12th
Support emotional development with a color wheel featuring a variety of feelings. Each expression comes equipped with an informative pop-up offering a picture, its etymology, a definition, and an example statement. 
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Positive Thinking

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Help adolescent learners deal with their influx of emotions and messages about self image with a set of worksheets that focus on positive thinking. Individuals, pairs, or groups work on exercises that help them look past negative self...
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Teasing and Bullying Cards and Panels

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Provide clear explanations for what to expect and how to handle situations involving teasing and bullying. This resource includes cards and panels designed to spark discussion about a variety of situations and explore the proper way of...
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The Changing Times of The Future

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewBoost self-awareness with a lesson that examines future life changes. Here, scholars predict one life-changing event that could happen this next year. They draw a picture of their event and share their finished products with their peers....
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The Changing Times of My Life

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewUsing a tree as an example, scholars observe how it cycles through life, then examine personal life changes from birth to present. Pupils record these milestones on a worksheet and share finished products with their peers. 
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What Is Comfortable and Uncomfortable Touch?

For Teachers K Standards
New ReviewTwo stuffed animals open a lesson that examines two types of touch. Scholars discuss the difference between comfortable and uncomfortable touch. They offer examples then brainstorm ways an individual can keep safe from uncomfortable...
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Feeling Faces

For Teachers K Standards
New ReviewA lesson help scholars identify emotions through facial expressions. After a friendly puppet reads scholars a poem all about feelings, learners act out how they would feel when a specific action happens to them. Participants watch and...
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How We Are Alike And Different

For Teachers K Standards
New ReviewScholars develop social awareness by exploring the concept of similarities and differences. Learners examine two beverages and use a Venn diagram to identify similarities and differences. They tally each item to identify if they are more...
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Friendship Line Dancing

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewDevelop social awareness with a lesson that challenges scholars to properly communicate with their peers. Standing in two lines, participants practice introducing themselves, asking how their partner is feeling, asks if they want to...
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Express Yourself!

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewEncourage scholars to express themselves with help from an engaging song. Sung to the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down," participants sing phrases that offer tips for dealing with emotions—sad, happy, worried, proud, mad, and...
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Same and Different

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewA take on "If You're Happy and You Know It" opens a lesson about similarities and differences. Scholars speak in-depth on the unique characteristics that make up their classroom. The teacher or counselor records responses. Class members...
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Acting Out Respect and Compromise

For Teachers 2nd Standards
New ReviewPuppets showcase the importance of being a good friend. Following a discussion about positive character traits, scholars create a paper-bag puppet and role-play scenarios with a peer. 
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Family Traditions

For Teachers 2nd Standards
New ReviewHonor family traditions with a instructional activity that examines the variety of winter celebrations. Class members discuss their family's traditions then complete a cut-and-paste practice page in which they match a picture to the name...
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Deal with Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The stated goal of this unit is to use poetry to "improve the emotional health of young people." Budding poets read and then supply their own lines for poems that deal with alienation, loneliness, and rejection.
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Emotional Check-In/Out Worksheet

For Students 4th - 12th
Encourage learners to develop social skills and build awareness of their own emotions with these check-in and check-out tickets, which allow class members to choose from a list of options to identify and log how they are feeling at that...
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Examples of Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary Mathematics Instruction

For Teachers K - 6th
A 12-page document lists an abundance of math-related activities that boost social and emotional topics; self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.  
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Fix the Problem!

For Teachers K - 6th
People won't let me finish talking!...I hate the lunch room...Leave my name alone! Explore a variety of problems learners can face on a daily basis, and use this game to have pupils determine the best ways to answer those situations.
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Flexibility Cards and Panels

For Teachers K - 12th
Support pupils who struggle with changes, trying new ways of doing things, or seeing the perspectives of others using this set of activity cards and panels. Designed for learners on the autism spectrum, this activity will provide...
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My Feelings

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewEncourage self-awareness with a instructional activity that challenges scholars to identify feelings—happy, sad, mad, and scared. Using a feelings thermometer, similar to that of a bar graph, pupils discuss how they would feel in...
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Conflict Mediation – Part 1: Getting Ready

For Teachers 4th Standards
New ReviewTwo scholars walk into a room arguing, what is happening? Peers observe the two actors in preparation for a whole-class discussion about conflict. Learners establish a conflict, name the three approaches—passive, aggressive, and...
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Conflict Mediation – Part 2: Practice

For Teachers 4th Standards
New ReviewA instructional activity challenges scholars to prove their understanding of conflict mediation. Small groups role-play scenarios using two mediators and two disputants. Peers observe then discuss their findings. A worksheet outlines...
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Mindful Listening

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Teach your middle schoolers to use their ears to their highest potential! Pupils practice active listening skills and reflect on how careful listening might prove to be important in and out of the classroom.
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Fun in the Sun

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn about safe summertime play and responsibility. In this Clifford-themed lesson plan, students read Clifford Keeps Cool, use a time line to discuss the story, and participate in a summertime picnic activity.
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Clifford's Big Idea: Be Responsible

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners become aware of how important it is to be responsible at home and school through meaningful reading and language experiences. In this Clifford Gets a Job lesson plan, students author their own booklet regarding responsibility at...
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Back-to-School Meet & Greet

For Teachers K - 2nd
Student are welcomed into a new learning environment through reading and age-appropriate activities that help relieve the anxiety of beginning school in a new place and with new friends. In this Clifford-themed lesson plan, pupils share...
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Have Respect

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn the value of respect. In this Clifford the Big Red Dog lesson plan, students read the story, discuss respect, and experience a mini-international festival.
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Breathing Boards

For Students K - 12th
New ReviewInstill the importance of mindfulness with six breathing exercises. Scholars trace shapes using their fingers, following arrows that tell them when to breathe in and when to breathe out. Exercises increase by counts of breath in and out.
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Create a Positive Classroom Climate and Help Stop Bullying

For Teachers 4th - 5th
New ReviewEncourage kindness and respect with an activity that challenges scholars to create a poster that details three ways to exhibit the desired character traits.
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Conflict Resolution: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewConflicts happen, conflicts grow, it's how to handle them that middle schoolers need to know. Introduce tweens to a problem-solving approach for handling anger with a series of activities that has class members read articles, research...
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Underlying Needs

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Conflicts arise when underlying needs are unmet. An engaging video introduces viewers to nine basic human needs. Then, through a series of videos, worksheets, and activities, class members learn that by focusing on interests and needs,...
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Expressing Emotions Through Drawing

For Students K - 5th
Draw it out! Sometimes creating a picture is an easier way for pupils to express how they are feeling. A short mini-lesson encourages just that approach. After drawing an expressive picture, artists are asked to reflect on their work and...
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Expressing Emotions Through Movement

For Students K - 5th
Encourage scholars to better understand and express their feelings with an activity designed to boost self-awareness. Scholars read several statements that challenge them to showcase how their body moves when they feel certain feelings....
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Seeing Emotions in Body Language

For Students K - 5th
Scholars test their skills of reading body language with a collaborative learning experience that focuses on showing and identifying emotions. Pairs take turns acting out an emotion, one uses body language while the other guesses what...
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Emotional Regulation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A unit of 10 scripted lessons is designed to help learners develop awareness of their emotions and of positive coping strategies they can use to regulate their emotions. They also learn how to replace negative strategies like self-blame...
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Checking the Emotion Thermometer

For Students K - 5th
A hand-drawn thermometer provides a strong visual for how much of an emotion a child is feeling. Scholars color the thermometer's mercury to showcase whether what they are feeling is high or low at a certain moment. Questions allow...
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Self-Awareness | Social-Emotional Learning

For Teachers Higher Ed
Self-awareness is the foundation of social and emotional learning. The first video in a series of six establishes the scope of social and emotional learning and the rationale for including self-awareness activities in all classrooms.
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Better Attitudes and Skills in Children

For Teachers K - 3rd
Little kids often have very big feelings, and need help expressing them. A set of social emotional lessons provide tangible ways for young elementary learners to visualize their emotions, focus on clear communication, and channel their...
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Health and the Whole Person

For Teachers 8th
Health is more than measuring your blood pressure and eating nutritious foods. Eighth graders discuss the factors that play into an individual's health, including spirituality, social life and friendships, emotional stability, cognitive...
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Emotional Intelligence

For Students 3rd - 5th
Guide young learners through the tumultuous emotions of growing up with a set of worksheets about self-esteem and empathy. Each worksheet focuses on a different skill, allowing youngsters to work through their feelings and relate to...
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SOS For Emotions

For Students 10th - 12th
How can we care for our emotional health? By following the tips in this colorful, helpful, suggestion-filled guide.
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Isolation Worksheets

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Designed to support learners on the autism spectrum or with Asperger syndrome, these worksheets will help you and your pupils to identify patterns of isolation they may be experiencing in their lives. 
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Filtering Angry Statements Activity

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Help learners who struggle with blurting out statements when they are angry by reviewing a series of statements and determining when, if ever, they are appropriate to say.
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Don't Get Mad...

For Students 4th - 6th
Pupils discover important alternatives to expressing anger and how to better manage their emotions through a collaborative discussion activity with their classmates. This resource includes nearly 100 (99, to be exact!) hypothetical...
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Paper Fortune Tellers for Exploring Upsetting Emotions

For Teachers K - 5th
What kinds of thoughts help us to cope with problems and approach difficult situations? Support learners on the autism spectrum in exploring their emotions and considering the connection between our thoughts and our feelings using one of...
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Minting New Thoughts

For Teachers K - 6th
Consider a new metaphor when discussing positive thinking with your learners by having them "recycle" their negative, poison thoughts and "minting" them into positive ones using these dollar bill printables!
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Social Cards

For Teachers K - 5th
Explore social isolation with learners and how to begin building important social skills with a dice and discussion activity. After rolling a particular number on a die, students then respond to an associated social card in which they...
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“Light Force” and “Dark Force”

For Teachers K - 12th
Designed for learners with autism, this set of worksheets prompts students to design their own fantasy characters as a way of identifying emotional problems and solutions they might face on a daily basis.
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Help the Upset Person Activity

For Teachers K - 4th
Assess what self-help techniques your students know for dealing with upset emotions with this conversational activity. The teacher begins by role playing as an upset individual, using visual images as prompts, and then asks students for...
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Worry Cards

For Teachers K - 6th
Help learners on the autism spectrum build awareness of their feelings of anxiety through a hands-on learning activity. Using a set of cards with examples of the different types of anxiety someone might face, learners discuss ideas of...
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I Feel...

For Teachers K - 12th
Could your youngsters use some visual cues to describe their emotions? Use these 12 photographs to help kids understand whether they are feeling frustrated, sad, or tired. 
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Dealing with Grief and Loss

For Teachers K - 8th
Loss is something that everyone has to deal with, but that doesn't make it easy. Help children develop their coping skills with this collection of worksheets, providing them an opportunity to remember their loved ones through different...
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When I Felt...

For Students K - 6th
Help learners build awareness of their emotions and what events can bring on particular feelings with a simple learning exercise. It begins with a sentence frame ("I felt this way when...") and also includes room for students to draw...
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Bullying Is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up—8th Grade

For Teachers 8th
Look at bullying from the other side with this instructional activity on bullying prevention. Conduct discussions on ways to deal with anger and reasons why someone might bully. After reading a letter written by a school buddy, build...
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Bullying Is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up—7th Grade

For Teachers 7th
Look at bullying from the other side with this instructional activity on bullying prevention. Conduct discussions on ways to deal with anger and reasons why someone might bully. After examining mistaken beliefs in small groups and using...
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Bullying is Not a Normal Part of Growing Up—1st Grade

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore human behavior by completing psychological role-play activities. In this conflict resolution lesson plan, 1st graders define "bullying" and discuss several techniques to defeat bullies with words. Students read...
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Bullying is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up—4th Grade

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders indentify bullying techniques. For this human emotion lesson, 4th graders discuss the emotions they go through when they are bullied and how to prevent bullies from harassing fellow students. Students read several bullying...
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Bullying is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up—6th Grade

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify bullying behaviors. For this character education instructional activity, 6th graders discuss feelings of when someone bullies them and brainstorm reasons why bullies behave the way they do. Students read over a...
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Bullying Is Not Acceptable—2nd Grade

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify bullying. In this lesson plan students explore the feeling associated with bullying. Students brainstorm about bullying behaviors.
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Bullying is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up—2nd Grade

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze student behavior by participating in class role-playing activities. For this bullying instructional activity, 2nd graders complete a worksheet titled "When I Am Angry" and discuss their emotional changes with...
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Activity Plan 4-5: Let's Gather Round!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students partake in small-group activities to encourage friendships and collaboration. In this early childhood lesson plan, students discuss how they spend time with friends and then move in small groups playing in the block area, sand...
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Activity Plan 5-6: All About You And Me

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars explore their unique qualities as they create "me" puppets. In this early childhood lesson, students play a category game, discuss uniqueness, and create their very own "me" puppets.
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Activity Plan 4-5: Tape Recorder Fun

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students have fun with a simple machine. In this early childhood lesson plan, students use sensory, awareness, cooperative learning, and problem-solving skills as they work together to develop and implement a plan for using a tape recorder
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A Circle of Friends!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students learn a lot about each other with this child-to-child interview and art project. In this early childhood language arts activity, students use critical and creative thinking skills as they conduct interviews with their classmates.
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Getting to Know Us

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars discover pictures are worth a thousand smiles. In this early childhood language arts instructional activity, students use their growing powers of observation and language skills to get to know their classmates.
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Constructing a Building

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students work with big boxes to connect big ideas. In this early childhood problem solving lesson, students develop social, language, math, creative-thinking, and problem-solving skills as they work together to plan and design a...
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Bullying is NOT A Normal Part of Growing Up—5th Grade

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss making better choices. In this character education instructional activity, 5th graders discuss bullying and the other choices they could make. Students examine bullying scenarios and discuss alternative actions for...