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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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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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Random Acts of Kindness: Understanding Others

For Teachers 7th Standards
The beginning of a more tolerant world begins with the younger generation. Seventh graders work on empathy, listening skills, and demonstrating respect with a short series of lessons about understanding their peers and others in their...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Peer Pressure

For Teachers 8th Standards
Young people often have the best intentions at heart—but perhaps not the best influences in their ear. Encourage middle schoolers to resist the seemingly irresistible pull of peer pressure with a series that culminates in a research...
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Random Acts of Kindness: I Am

For Teachers 8th Standards
Help junior high students get to know their most important support system: themselves! A four-lesson unit reminds class members that they are important, worthy of love and respect, and not as unlike their peers as they may believe.
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Random Acts of Kindness: Complimenting Others

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Teach elementary learners how to spread kindness in their classroom with a collection of resources about giving compliments. The lessons encourage pupils to examine and share their strengths, as well as to spread positivity and good...
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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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Random Acts of Kindness: Active Listening Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
It's hard enough for adults to listen well to others, let alone teenagers. Start your middle schoolers out on the right foot with a collection of lessons on active listening skills, which reinforce the empathy and kindness needed for a...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Self Esteem

For Teachers 8th Standards
The adolescent years can be turmoil on a child's self-esteem. Help them to keep self-talk and peer discussions positive with a four-lesson series that encourages learners to contribute to a supportive class atmosphere—and to be kind to...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Choosing Kindness

For Teachers 8th Standards
The best anti-bullying campaign is a pro-kindness campaign. Reinforce important skills for spreading empathy, positivity, and support in your middle school classroom—and in the larger school community.
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Ready, Set, Respect!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of respect in your classroom with a comprehensive unit that focuses on positive behavior in and outside of school. Three parts, each separated into four grade-specific lessons, cover bullying, bias, name-calling,...
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Interland

For Students Pre-K - 8th
"Be Internet Awesome" is the motto in a super cool digital citizenship interactive created by Google. Interland is made up of four lands that explore the importance of digital safety and helps young Internet users to be alert, strong,...
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Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Inspire kindness in and out of school with a instructional activity that challenges scholars to perform 100 acts of kindness during the time between Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Valentine's day. Leading up to a celebration of...
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Empathy

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
How would it make you feel if...youngsters learn a valuable life skill in considering how their actions affect other people. They evaluate different scenarios and draw pictures of things they could do to make someone feel better.
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Ingredients of a Relationship Recipe

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewAn eye-catching hook makes a smart analogy between ingredients for a food recipe and ingredients for quality relationships. Scholars discuss and list qualities they feel contribute to positive interactions. Pupils create a recipe card...
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My Mouth is a Volcano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A discussion about interrupting others sets the stage for a activity all about respecting others when speaking. Scholars listen to the story, My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook, then brainstorm ways an individual can keep from...
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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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Affirming Words

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Boost self-esteem with a lesson that focuses on using positive affirmations. Scholars discuss what self-esteem is and why it is important. Following an example list from the teacher, small groups take turns listing admirable qualities...
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Being Kind

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A whole-class discussion starts a lesson all about kindness. Scholars complete a kindness web and finish sentences to describe how showing kindness is helpful to others. Participants reflect on their practices and make a plan to spread...
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A Toolkit for Promoting Empathy in Schools

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Instill kindness with a unit all about empathy. Lessons and activities follow a prepare, engage, reflect, and action sequence. Learning experiences include making the classroom a safe environment, peer-invented handshakes, discussions...
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Pay it Forward

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to measure kindness? Middle and high schoolers give it a try with a research project that tracks random acts of kindness. After planning seven ways to secretly improve the lives of others, learners use observational logs...
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No Bullying Allowed

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Through discussion, role play, read-alouds, writing, and more, scholars explore the concept of bullying and practice having courage while responsibly reporting unfriendly behavior. Friendship and respect are practiced and encouraged. ...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Fourth Grade

For Teachers 4th Standards
Two lessons detail what do if you are or see someone being bullied. The Four-Step STOP method features an assertive way to make school a bully-free zone. Tips offer advice to be a helpful bystander. A parent or guardian chat bridges the...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Third Grade

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Two lessons shed light on two types of bullying: verbal and cyberbullying. After defining the two types, scholars take part in whole-group discussions, complete worksheets, and write reflections. A parent or guardian chat encourages an...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Second Grade

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Two lessons shed light on bullying in hopes to create a bully-free zone in your classroom. The first lesson defines bullying and allows scholars to reflect on their behavior. The second lesson focuses on choices and consequences. Both...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Kindergarten

For Teachers Pre-K Standards
Keep bullying away with the help of two lessons that focus on the golden rule and reporting hurtful behavior. Both lessons incorporate a classroom meeting that encourages an open dialogue about making good choices at school. Finger...
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Emotions/Feelings

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Three lessons delve deep into the topic of feelings and the importance of expressing one's emotions. Through grand conversation, hands-on learning experiences, and reflective writing, scholars interpret the ups and downs of everyday...
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Reaching Out to the School Community

For Teachers 6th Standards
When it comes to helping others, the sky's the limit! Pupils discuss practical ways to help others at school. Next, they put their ideas into action by creating a club or group to make a difference in their school communities.
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Peaceful Change

For Students 6th Standards
What do Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They were all peaceful social activists. As part of a series of lessons about peace activists, learners choose an activist to research, complete an activity sheet...
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Responding with Kindness Role-plays

For Students 6th Standards
Thank you. Excuse me. I'm sorry! Pupils watch a video about encouraging things people should say more often. Next, they work in small groups to develop a role-play based on a difficult situation. They perform their role-plays for the...
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Lifting People Up

For Teachers 6th Standards
Flint Lockwood, the protagonist from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, thinks he's a weirdo who can't do anything right. Scholars watch a clip from the movie and use it to discuss how to positively influence others. After the...
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Positive Self-Talk

For Students 6th Standards
People talking to themselves may not be as crazy as it sounds! Pupils engage in discussion about the benefits of positive self-talk to see sometimes it's just what people need. Next, they complete a worksheet on reframing negative...
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Talk It Out

For Teachers 6th Standards
Is it easier to squeeze toothpaste out of a tube or push it back in? Through activities scholars make the connection that it's much harder to take back angry words than to use them. Additionally, they sit in a talking circle to share...
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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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Finding our Resilience

For Teachers 6th Standards
How do perseverance and positivity impact people's lives? Scholars watch a video about self-kindness and compassion. Next, they engage in a discussion about resilience and what it means to persevere. The instructional activity culminates...
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Reflecting on Self-Kindness

For Students 6th Standards
What does it mean to practice self-care? With the first of four lessons in a Being Kind series, scholars discuss the topic of kindness with classmates. Then, they complete a worksheet to analyze quotes about kindness. To finish, pupils...
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Cyber-bullying Roleplays

For Students 6th Standards
What is the best way to stand up to a bully? Scholars collaborate to define and discuss cyber-bullying before presenting role plays to determine the best method to respond to online bullying.
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Consequences of Violence and Bullying

For Students 6th Standards
What are the qualities of an upstander? Individuals discuss the consequences of violence and bullying. As a bonus, the instructional activity includes an optional research extension activity. 
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Becoming an Upstander Means Taking Risks

For Teachers 6th Standards
The classic movie The Wizard of Oz includes a scene where Lion bullies Tin Man until Dorothy, an upstander, intervenes. Pupils discuss what it means to stand up to bullies with an interactive risk activity before working in groups to...
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What Is Bullying?

For Students 6th Standards
Scholars discover what it means to fight injustice with the first of four lessons on becoming an upstander. Pupils learn how to respond to a bully with compassion, respect, and assertiveness. Finally, they write guided book reports based...
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A Gift of Gratitude

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Words of appreciation make great gifts for special occasions, but people can't tie them up with a bow ... until now! Using the lesson plan, learners write gratitude messages to a chosen recipient. Next, they fill a box or paper bag with...
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Token of Gratitude

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What would the world be like if everyone expressed gratitude? Pupils explore the concept by watching a motivating time-lapse video. Scholars express appreciation by handing out tokens of gratitude, and then write about their experiences. 
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Lesson Plan: Trolls—Just Like You and Me?

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Not all trolls hide under bridges; some of them hide behind computer screens! Learners explore the causes and effects of people leaving mean comments online. After learning vocabulary, watching and discussing a video, and responding to...
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Empathy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists discovered empathy is a learned behavior, not an instinct or inherited behavior. The second lesson in a 12-part series focuses on teaching empathy, an important life skill. Scholars use discussion and role playing to practice...
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The Fox and the Stork

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Young readers take part in a meaningful discussion following a reading of Aesop's fable "The Fox and the Stork." Five questions focus on the characters' actions and offering apologies. 
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The War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can simple kindness stop bullying? Discussion groups view a segment of the film The War, then examine the potential benefits of being kind to bullies rather than fighting back. The 16th lesson in a series of 17 encourages pupils to be...
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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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My Life—My Mental Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Between peer pressure, an onslaught of hormones, and brand new responsibilities, the teenage years can be emotionally volatile. Equip young adults with coping mechanisms and a safe place to discuss their feelings with a guided lesson...
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A Classroom Guide to Peter H. Reynolds's Creatrilogy

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young readers find, identify, and use their voices with a set of empowering activities based on Peter H. Reynolds' trilogy of books. Sky Color, Ish, and The Dot focus on recognizing moods and treating each other kindly, and their...
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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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Wonder in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Would you rather be right, or would you rather be kind? A novel unit based on R.J. Palacio's Wonder focuses on the need to be kind to others and to accept their differences. As learners read the book, they discuss the themes of family...
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Gratitude Journal

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
If you asked a fifth grader what went wrong in their day, you may get a more thorough answer than if you asked what went well. Help young learners find moments of gratitude throughout the week with a journal template that focuses on...
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Coping With Stress Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
To learn more about the current medical and psychological studies on stress, seventh graders conduct individual or group research and discuss what they found in a series of evaluation questions. They then decide whether they would use...
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Kindness in the News

For Teachers 7th Standards
Sometimes it can be difficult to find positive items in the midst of all of the negative news, but acts of kindness are occurring around us every day. Inspire class members to find and document positive news stories in a lesson plan that...
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The “R” Word

For Teachers 7th Standards
At the root of every case of discrimination is simple ignorance. Instruct class members to not only become aware of the plights of others, but of the levels of their own ignorance, with an activity and discussion about cultural and...
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Government Conflicts and Collaboration Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
What happens when communication is not just between two people, but within a much larger organization? Learners explore the interactions between groups, governments, and companies with a instructional activity that focuses on the...
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Facing Tough Situations Book Report

For Teachers 8th Standards
You can learn a lot more from a great book than figurative language and elements of plot. A lesson that focuses on acts of kindness and facing adversity blends into a book report activity in which learners focus on attributes that allow...
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Creative Compliment Cards

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Scholars spread good cheer and creativity with compliment cards for their friends and family. Cards include poems, drawings, or magazine clippings that represent special talents and abilities. 
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Genuine Compliments

For Teachers 3rd Standards
A compliment isn't a compliment unless it's genuine. Following a share, inspire, empower, and act routine, scholars gather in small groups to discuss what a a compliment is and how to best compliment someone. Then, they prove their...
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Who Are You?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
An interactive game of Bingo prompts scholars to discover and encourage their peers' strengths and talents — swimming, telling jokes, listening well, and more!  
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Kindness is the focus of a lesson that follows a share, inspire, empower, and act routine. Scholars share with peers, their dreams, talents, and strengths. They reflect on their character, set goals for self-improvement, and offer random...
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“I Am” Poems

For Students 8th Standards
Middle schoolers express themselves with a series of activities focused on revealing their identities. After discussing their hopes for their future selves, class members work on I Am poems about their own personality traits, and draft...
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Creating a Kind Community at School

For Students 8th Standards
A community based in kindness doesn't have room for bullying! Inspire middle schoolers to sow kindness in their class community with a cumulative lesson on combating bullying. They create a poster, create a kindness club, and discuss...
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Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes

For Students 8th Standards
Can you ever know about someone's situation without living through it? Eighth graders learn more about understanding another person's experience and perspective with a instructional activity on empathy. After completing research about...
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Become an Upstander!

For Students 8th Standards
It's easier to be a bystander to a bullying situation than many people think. Teach eighth graders to be upstanders rather than bystanders with a lesson plan focused on kindness, assertiveness, and reaching out to those in need of a friend.
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What is Bullying?

For Students 8th Standards
Bullying has no chance if people stand up for those being bullied. Eighth graders learn the difference between being an upstander and being a bystander, and discuss a selection of scenarios with a small group to decide what they would do...
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Cool to Be Kind

For Students 5th Standards
Make a connection between empathy and bullying with a reading passage that has readers thinking about other people's feelings. After reading, learners respond to ten reading comprehension questions involving short answer and multiple...
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Buddy or Bully?

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Reinforce kind behavior with a worksheet that challenges scholars to read 10 scenarios and decide whether a behavior is buddy-like or bully-like by coloring a happy or sad face.  
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The Lion and the Mouse

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Encourage good deeds and enhance vocabulary with a video featuring Aesop's fable, The Lion and the Mouse, in which a lion and a mouse offer kindness to one another.
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The Best Me I Can Be!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Encourage individuals to be the best version of themselves they can be with a activity that examines character traits and personal growth. Starting with an assessment, learners identify their personal and work habits—both strengths and...
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Using Picture Books to Teach the Habits of Mind

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Foster a healthy and kind classroom community with a series of literary lessons focused on the habits of mind. Each lesson features a picture book that shares a literary theme with one or more of the habits of mind.
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Taking Visual Impairment to School

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
What is the world like when you can't see, or when your vision is impaired? Learn about how Lisa communicates with the world around her with Taking Visual Impairment to School by Rita Whitman Steingold. Learners answer discussion...
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Rolling Along

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Kindness and empathy can be as important as reading comprehension skills, especially for younger learners. Reinforce both with a lesson based on Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair by Jamee Riggio Heelan. As...
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Looking Out for Sarah

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Perry the dog is Sarah's best friend and her guide to the visual world. Young readers learn about guide dogs and communication with Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang, through a series of discussion questions and activities.
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Can You Hear a Rainbow?

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about compassion and empathy with Jamee Riggio Heelan's Can You Hear a Rainbow? As kids read about Chris, a boy who is deaf, they discuss the things he likes to do, as well as the ways he communicates with the world.
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Stand in My Shoes

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Stand in My Shoes, a story by Bob Sornson, is an effective way to teach young learners about empathy and making friends. Once pupils read through the story, they answer a series of discussion questions and complete reading activities...
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A Picture Book of Louis Braille

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach kids about the beginnings of the Braille writing system with a lesson plan about Louis Braille. A series of discussion questions guide young readers though A Picture Book of Louis Braille by David A. Adler, and once they finish the...
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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Help to create the next generation of friends with a lesson about accepting people who are different. As kids read Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, they answer a series of discussion questions and activities about making friends with others.
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Taking Down Syndrome to School

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about the ways they can befriend and understand people who are different from them with a reading comprehension lesson. As youngsters read Taking Down Syndrome to School by Jenna Glatzer, they answer a series of...
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Don't Laugh at Me

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
You can prevent bullying in your classroom by addressing kindness, empathy, and acceptance with your littlest learners early on. After reading Don't Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin, kids discuss the ways that words can...
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Don't Call Me Special

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Introduce young learners to the idea of disabilities and making friends with children who are different than they are. Using Don't Call Me Special - A First Look at Disability by Pat Thomas, learners are guided through the new vocabulary...
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The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Read the story The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog: A Folktale from Great Britain by Margaret Read MacDonald and choose from multiple activities to learn about the tale's theme—kindness. With so many options, your kind kids will...
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Song: Eye Contact When Greeting

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
When you say hello to someone, look at their eyes! Set to the tune of "When You're Happy and You Know It," this activity helps learners on the autism spectrum build a valuable social and conversational skill. 
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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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What is a Philanthropist?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What does a philanthropist do? Help your class explore philanthropy using character development and literacy ideas. Learners will define and give examples of philanthropy, listen to The Lion and the Mouse, discuss how the characters help...
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Searching for Stars

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Positive character traits in literature are explored in this character development and literacy lesson. Learners listen to Cinderella by Charles Perrault and Little Gold Star by Robert D. San Souci, followed by a discussion comparing the...
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Increase Kindness, Defeat Bullying: Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

For Students 7th - 9th
High-interest content captures your most reluctant readers and class participants. Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, in collaboration with Harvard University, seeks to nurture a culture of kindness and reduce bullying. Excerpts from...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Seventh Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
Having a hard time defining bullying with your seventh graders? Discuss the different types of behavior one would see in a bullying situation with a series of lessons, worksheets, and group activities.
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"Feathers"

For Teachers K
Students examine the character traits of kindness and responsibility using the book "Feathers" by Heather Forest. They play a "Mystery Bag" game with feathers, and answer story comprehension questions. Students then complete an acrostic...
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Big Bug and Little Bug

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Impart the value of kindness and reinforce rhyming CVC words with a short video about a bug who offers help to another bug in need.
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Using "Kindness"

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Learners discover the benefits of kind acts by dissecting the word itself.  In this vocabulary instructional activity, students utilize the letters in the word "kindness" to create other words which they record.  Learners figure out what...
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How Do I Act Like a Friend?

For Teachers K Standards
New ReviewFamiliar puppets set the stage for a thoughtful discussion about friendship. To show what they know, scholars role-play scenarios. Peers offer a thumbs up when they view positive character traits exhibit good friend behavior.  
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How Does a Friend Act?

For Teachers K Standards
New ReviewTwo puppets showcase social skills while scholars decide whether their actions are positive or negative. Learners take turns with the puppets, acting out scenarios with a peer while the rest of the class decide if they're being a good...
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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 instructional activity about similarities and differences. Scholars speak in-depth on the unique characteristics that make up their classroom. The teacher or counselor records...
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What is Respect?

For Students K - 5th
Inspire scholars to be the best they can be with a worksheet featuring the character trait, respect. Individuals read multiple scenarios, match their outcomes, and identify whether the behavior was respectful or disrespectful. 
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A Kindness Tree

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Children record instances when they witness kindness on paper flowers. The flowers are posted on a class tree. Children may also journal and add art to the tree. This lovely idea can be utilized during any part or throughout the entire...
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Random Acts of Kindness For Kids

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Develop a world-wide, email chain on which class members can showcase their acts of kindness. After defining the meaning of random acts of kindness through discussion and through a reading of Random Acts of Kindness,...
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Special Sunflowers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students view a picture of Van Gogh's Sunflowers. In this caring and kindness lesson students read Camille and the Sunflower and explore the feelings of the characters. Students complete worksheets related to Camille's feelings in the book.
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Christmas Tree Shaped Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students think about ways in which they can spread joy during the holiday season. They create poems in the shape of a Christmas tree. Pupils use formatting tools in Microsoft Word to format the text of the poem. Students discuss ways...
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Visual Think Sheet

For Students K - 4th
Support learners in understanding how their actions can affect themselves and others with this visual think sheet. It includes a collection of images representing some bad choices youngsters can often make, and walks them through...
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Global Thingy: Dino Dances

For Teachers Pre-K - K
When Dino dances his friends laugh at him, which makes him sad. Global Thingy tells him to keep dancing and eventually his friends see that dancing is fun.
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Don’t Tease Me!

For Teachers 3rd Standards
New Review A whole-class discussion sheds light on school bullying and ways to prevent it. Scholars share a moment when they observed or experienced some sort of teasing. Pupils brainstorm ways such behavior can be stopped or prevented.
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Can You Erase the Damage?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
New ReviewA pencil and an eraser bring forth the message that negative comments never truly disappear. On a large piece of paper, scholars list negative comments then attempt to replace them with kind ones. Pupils discuss the impact of negative...
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Kindness Castle

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discuss recognizing when kind deeds are performed. They design and construct a castle-like structure to place notes of appreciation for their classmates. Castles include a dungeon for "grumpy" notes as well. Once castle is...
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Bear Likes to Share

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore reading comprehension by analyzing vocabulary terms from a book. In this story analysis instructional activity, students read the story Bear Likes to Share and identify the themes and characters from the story. Students...
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Hope after the Holocaust

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students look for hope in the wake of the Holocaust. For this Holocaust lesson, students watch the film "Life is Beautiful" and then write about how the movie and its message personally impacted them. Students also commit two acts of...
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Save a Drop for Me

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the meaning of philanthropy and how it applies to people caring about the water supply. In this water conservation lesson, students explore possible water conservation activities and select a project. Students will...
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Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars examine the concept of kindness to others. They define kindness, listen to various stories about random acts of kindness, and create an e-mail chain describing their own acts of kindness that is sent around the world.
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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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Empathy: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewMiddle schoolers develop an understanding of what empathy is and learn what they can do to show compassion to others with the help of articles and activities in a four-page packet. Learners develop PSAs to post around the school, engage...
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Doing Random Acts of Kindness

For Students K - 5th
Encourage scholars to perform random acts of kindness. A lesson challenges participants to choose a peer they wish to be kind to without them knowing. Learners list five good deeds and choose one to fulfill. Pupils reflect on the process...
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Staying Safe on The Internet

For Students 3rd - 5th
Watson the Walrus takes scholars through an interactive workbook all about internet safety. Safety tips, a maze, crossword puzzle, quiz, and coloring page make up six pages that encourage smart choices while surfing the web. 
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Generation​ of Respect

For Students K - 12th
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Learners find out what it means to them. Scholars write sentences, do a word sort, and list what makes them grateful. Additionally, pupils learn how to be more respectful by completing worksheets that would make Aretha...
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

For Students 7th - 12th
How many good habits does it take to be a successful adolescent? According to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, just seven! Using the worksheets, learners answer personal growth questions and develop strategies for...
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Kids Against Bullying Classroom Activity Book

For Students K - 5th
Have class members take the pledge against bullying! Use the eight-page packet during a bullying unit to reinforce the importance of sticking up for others, thinking about what might hurt others' feelings, and ways to prevent bullying.
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Give Compliments!

For Students K - 3rd
Learners practice the important social skill of offering appropriate compliments in a variety of situations! Pupils match photographs of particular events that call for a compliment with an appropriate compliment from a list provided in...
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Photo Cartoons: How To Give A Compliment

For Students 1st - 4th
Help learners develop the ability to offer appropriate, meaningful compliments to others—an essential social skill. Here you'll find a quick photo cartoon illustrating a right and wrong way to give a compliment, as well as a brief...
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Photo Cartoons: Being Polite

For Students Pre-K - 8th
Have you ever been left out of plans your friends were discussing? This photo cartoon will help your learners recognize that being polite can go beyond just saying please and thank you by making sure others feel included and welcomed.
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Show That You Care

For Students K - 4th
Learners on the autism spectrum can have difficulty expressing care or providing emotional support for others. Support them with this series of presentation slides that break down the steps to showing others you care, from appropriate...
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Words Can Hurt; Words Can Help

For Teachers K - 3rd
Help learners on the autism spectrum comprehend the social consequences of their actions by connecting kind and hurtful words to physical, tangible experiences. The worksheets in this resource prompt students to consider things they say...
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"Share the Road" Folder/Shoebox Games

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Introduce the importance of sharing and taking turns with your learners through a hands-on learning experience involving toy cars! Here you'll find activity instructions and printables to support your "Share the Road" collaborative...
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Missing Objects Game

For Teachers K - 2nd
Help students learn how to encourage others using kindness and supportive words with this social skills game. Designed for learners on the autism spectrum, students practice using encouragement phrase prompts while another works to...
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"Think Before You Speak" Quote

For Teachers K - 6th
Encourage your little ones to choose their words wisely with a guiding classroom poster. Colorful and bright, it lists what kids should consider before speaking to avoid hurting someone's feelings.
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Be Kind

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Spread the word around your school to "Be Kind" to others. The student in this video talks about how her school started a campaign about being kind to others.
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An Exercise in Kindness

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Although this resource is not a traditional lesson plan, it does explain an activity for creating a safe and supportive environment while teaching young learners the importance of being kind to one another. Start bt reading the...
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Cinderella Project

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students compare and contrast the stories of "Cinderella" and "Little Gold Star." Students discuss the magic helper in both stories. Students become the magic helper by bestowing random acts of kindness on others. Students receive stars...
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Everyone Loves a Compliment

For Students 1st - 3rd
Learners practice differentiating compliments from other types of comments in a list of seven statements on this social skills worksheet.
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Good vs. Evil

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Make a study of good and evil by examining a short legend. After reading, learners compose their own stories and participate in a class discussion about the text, the characters, and the message of the reading.
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Lend A Hand

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Children recall a time when they have been helped and record it in a class book or collage. A class discussion leads things off. Next, learners brainstorm ways they have been helped by other people in the past, and times they've helped...
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Caring for Others - Interview Questions

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A worksheet produced by the 4-H organization challenges youngsters to consider seven questions regarding caring for others. They must choose five of the questions, then interview one of their peers by asking them the five questions. One...
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Bullies

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Learners examine ways to confront and stop bullies. They develop a list of synonyms for bully, read and discuss an article, take a survey, write and read a reader's theater script in small groups, and draft a school anti-bullying policy.
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Feathers

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the character values of kindness, responsibility, and decisions making by playing circle games, listening to a read aloud of the story "Feathers," and discussing the story. They discuss the facial expressions of can...
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Puppy Love: Paper Plate Puppies

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A fun and simple craft project, young learners use paper plates, craft sticks, markers and crayons to make dog masks. You can have a discussion before starting the craft project about the differing hair length, color, and size of dogs so...
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Creating a Caring Class

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students create a caring classroom environment, where they respect and care about each other, and the people and pets in their lives. They explore the importance of respect and kindness. Students are asked "What does it mean to respect...
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I Love All My Neighbors

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Pupils participate in a mixing game that is intended to boost self-esteem and entertainment. After a description is given, students switch chairs when they meet a given description. Afterwards, pupils explore taking healthy risks.
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore the concept of self-respect. In this character education lesson, students listen to the original "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" story and listen to the song. Students discuss the meaning of the word underdog and the...
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Compliments can Change the World

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore the definition of philanthropy as it relates to bullying. In this moral values lesson plan, students listen to the book Thank you, Mr. Falker and identify how the main character was bullied. Students define philanthropy,...
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What do Stories Share?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine the philanthropic themes of two books. In this moral values and writing lesson, students complete a Venn diagram comparing the books Leo, the Late Bloomer and Thank You, Mr. Falker. The students discuss related themes...
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Understanding Justice, Kindness and Tolerance

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders consider the implications of racism and prejudice. In this character education lesson, 9th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to consider how self-deception and self-betrayal contribute to racism.
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Kindness Compliments

For Teachers K - 6th
Students write compliments for the staff at their school. In this compliments lesson plan, students demonstrate kindness by anonymously writing and taping compliments to people's doors around the school.
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Words Can Hurt: King Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore stereotyping. In this moral and character development lesson, students share reactions to a T-chart displaying what boys can do and girls can not do. Martin Luther King's accomplishments are discussed, and students...
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Sharing our Talents: Art from the Heart

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the concept of giving. In this gifts and talents lesson, students read a story about giving one's talents in Native American culture. Students analyze their own special gifts or talents and paint a picture of an act of...
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Power of Speech

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice giving compliments and using words of praise. In this vocabulary lesson, students listen to the parable Yettle's Feathers and determine ways to use speech in positive ways instead of through rumors, tattling and insults.
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Eagle Boy: A Pacific Northwest Native Tale

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students read the story of the Eagle Boy. In this Native American Tale lesson plan, students discover the respect a boy has for wildlife. Students discuss eagles and what they symbolize. Students create  song lyrics for the story and...
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The Only Boy in the Ballet Class

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students discuss kindness and how to treat others. In this kindness lesson plan, students listen to the story The Only Boy in the Ballet Class by Denise Gruska. The teacher draws the main character and every time that he receives a put...
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You're Special

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students utilize a new language to tell someone they care for them. In this complimenting lesson, students practice saying nice things to friends and strangers in their target language. Students react to the lesson afterwards and...
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Caring Coupons

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Ask your students to name "caring acts" for their parents and make coupons for their parents to use. They will think of caring acts their parents would appreciate and create original coupons of those acts to present their parents on a...
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European Folktales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze strong female characters infive different European folktales. In this European folktales lesson, students identify the setting and culture described in each folktale to gain understanding of the environment and people...
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Pizza with the Principal & Kindness Cash

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students understand how their words and acts affect others. In this acts of kindness lesson, students were rewarded for kind acts by getting to have pizza with the Principal. Students also participated in a Principal's kindness day so...
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Just-Us and Kindness: On Our Terms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider their citizenship responsibilities in the world. In this philanthropy lesson, students define civic virtues as they consider how to be fair, just, and tolerant to promote human rights. Students complete a graphic...
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Teaching Kindness across the Curriculum: Kindness for a Day, a Week, a Month, a Year

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars investigate the concept of character kindness in literature. For this human character lesson plan, students read about kindness and write about their understanding of it. 
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Change the World, One Month at a Time

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students complete monthly acts of kindness using the given instructions. In this acts of kindness lesson, students follow the directions for each month to create and give an act of kindness to their classmates or other individual.
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Plant a Seed of Kindness

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students perform acts of kindness.  In this character lesson plan, students cut out seed shapes and write down their acts of kindness on them.  Students place the seeds on a bulletin board where they "plant" them below the grass line.
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Kindness Counts Book

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students make a book about kindness.  In this character lesson, students read a story about kindness and discuss how it applies to life.  Students complete a kindness counts page and then assemble them into a book.  Students can deliver...
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Jewish Heroes Congress

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore Jewish heroes throughout history. In this character development and history lesson, students work in groups to research a Jewish hero. A life-size model of the hero is constructed. Students participate in a Jewish Heroes...
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Kindness Just Because

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students analyze an African folktale. In this literature lesson, students read the story "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" by John Steptoe and analyze the acts of kindness in the story. Students identify the setting of the story and find...
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Friendship Chain

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine how to show kindness to others. They develop a list of ways to demonstrate kindness, write down an idea on a strip of paper to contribute to a friendship chain, and discuss how they carried out this kind behavior either...
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A Family Reading Experience

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders invite family members to come to school and participate in a reading activity, then write journals about their experience.
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Helping Others

For Teachers K
Pupils listen to a book being read and answer questions when prompted. They describe a time when they were helpful to others. They explore how they felt when they helped others and name classroom jobs that are important. They discuss the...
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Top Ten Ways to be a Good 4-H Friend

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
A simple bubble worksheet on ways to be a good friend. Inside each circle, children write down a word or a phrase about the ways they can be a good friend to others.
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Information about The International Acts of Kindness Day (IAKD)

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Middle and high schoolers take part in the International Acts of Kindness Day. In a simple lesson, some ideas are presented which your charges can choose from. For example: donating to charity, sending notes of thanks, or developing a...
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The ABC’s of Kindness

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice random acts of kindness. In this character education lesson plan, 1st graders consider acts of kindness they can carry out and then identify them as they create ABC books of kindness.
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Cooperative Learning Projects

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice cooperation skills. In this cooperative learning lesson plan, students read 6 books regarding cooperation and then participate in 6 cooperative activities.
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Character Education: Caring- Oprah Winfrey

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore celebrity philanthropy. In this character development lesson, students read an article and discuss Oprah Winfrey's involvement in several charitable organizations.
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Value: Love Consideration

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore the importance of being considerate to others. Students read a story about consideration and sing a song. In groups, students pretend to have a broken leg, toothache, etc. Group members determine ways to assist the...
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Courageous Voices that Shook the Nation to Action

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. day activity, students learn about the holiday for Dr. King through literature and music. Students learn the lyrics to Stevie Wonder's 'Happy Birthday' about...
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Sweeten The Day With Kindess

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars participate in an act of kindess for a staff member in the building. Each student then writes about the activity that they performed and it is then displayed on the bulletin board with their picture. Learning is observed...
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Kindness Counts Book

For Teachers K - 5th
Students listen to stories about kindness and discuss kindness in their lives. Students then complete Kindness Counts page, illustrating and telling story, and turn in completed page to teacher to be laminated and assembled.
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We All Want to Feel Included

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the concept of empathy. In this character education lesson, 4th graders discuss how it feels to be excluded and how to show empathy for those who have been bullied. Students discuss how to treat everyone with...
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Who are My Sisters and My Brothers?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders engage in a game that enlists several different emotions. In this friend lesson, 4th graders play a game in which students are given a random number of cookies, some as many as 3 or as little as none. Students discuss...
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Social Studies/Bible - Christian Response

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the essence of Christianity. In this Christian response lesson, 8th graders discuss what they can do prevent another Holocaust. Students also pay tribute to those who go out their way to help those in need and...
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Acts of Kindness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore philanthropy by completing a worksheet. In this kind act lesson, students discuss ways they have been helped in the past by kind people and how they can have a positive impact on someone who is sick or dying in...
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Developing Kids with Character Through Service Learning

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars discover service learning and how it can help them build character.  In this community lesson, students brainstorm ways they can assist their classmates with problems, and write about it in their journal.  Young scholars...
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Philanthropists: Past, Present, Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explore the concept of philanthropy. In this philanthropy activity, students compare the work of antislavery activists to work of philanthropic activists today. Student implement a plan to share kindness with others.
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The Ghost Catcher

For Teachers Pre-K
Pupils make a mirror after reading the story The Ghost Catcher. In this The Ghost Catcher lesson plan, students answer comprehension questions and make a mirror out of foil and paper plates.
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Giving Game: Pass It On!

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Pupils explore acts of kindness and learn about serial reciprocity. In this kindness lesson plan, students visit a website to learn the lyrics to "Chain of Love." Pupils work in groups to discuss three stories about kindness. Students...
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Compliment Tickets

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete activities to learn about giving and receiving compliments. In this compliment lesson, 5th graders receive compliments from their teacher. Students receive tickets when they get a compliment and then give a...
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Caring Makes a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students define caring. In this character education lesson, students examine the attributes of compassion as they read a folktale and discuss plans to help those less fortunate than themselves.
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Make a Difference

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the trait of kindness. In this character education lesson, 7th graders discuss pro-social behavior and design personal plans to share kindness.
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Kindness Feels Good/Reading Kindness Books

For Teachers K - 6th
Students complete acts of kindness. In this kindness and compassion lesson, students read books about acts of kindness and complete various activities each month to show kindness.
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Spreading Kindness All Around

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students donate items to organization to demonstrate kindness. In this kindness lesson plan, students read many books and discuss how the characters in each one demonstrate kindness, and then they themselves donate to charities.
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Bee Kind Hearts

For Teachers 1st - 10th
Students promote random acts of kindness. In this character education lesson, students record acts of kindness that they witness on paper hearts. Students create a chain of hearts to hang in the school.
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Making Headlines

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify acts of kindness in the news. In this random acts of kindness lesson, students discuss kindness, find a news article about an act of kindness that took place in another country, locate the country on a map, and write a...
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Words Will Break Your Heart

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice being kind. In this character education lesson plan, students identify hurtful words they have heard and then share kind words they have heard. Students discuss the impact of hurtful words.
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Kindness Fables

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a fable that is based on kindness. In this fables lesson plan, students read and discuss different fables. Then they discuss kindness, and write their own fables based on the kindness of others.
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Character Building - Brick Wall

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners build a wall of kindness. For this character education lesson, students design a character trait bulletin board that features noteworthy student acts of kindness.
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One Small Act

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers perform acts of kindness. In this caring lesson, students brainstorm ideas for acts of kindness. Middle schoolers select their favorite idea and work in groups to make a plan for how to carry out their act of kindness.
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Courage comes in all sizes: King Day

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a cinquain poem in groups about philanthropy and heroes. In this heroes lesson plan, 3rd graders review characteristics of heroes and how they demonstrate justice, kindness, and contribute to the common good. Then...
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What is Philanthropy?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students define common good. In this philanthropy activity, students review the meaning of philanthropy and define common good. Students share with a partner a time when they did an act of kindness for another person. Students read about...
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Singing a Song of Community: Art from the Heart

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the concept of serial reciprocity and research contributions artists make for the common good. Students listen to the song 'When Marian Sang.' Students discuss the term serial reciprocity and find examples in their lives....
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Random Acts of Kindness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers make a bookmark. In this community lesson plan, students review the meaning of caring. They discuss how doing small acts of kindness can affect a community, and they make a bookmark to remind them to do kind things for...
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Love, Charity, Kindness, Hope

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this character development worksheet, students write four paragraphs. Student write about love, charity, kindness and hope and describe what these abstract feelings are.
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Purposeful Act of Kindness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners define a community need and explain a purposeful act of kindness. In this community kindness lesson plan, students identify a community need before making a quilt that depicts acts of kindness that can be extended to remedy that...
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Valentine's Kindness

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students learn about kindness. In this kindness activity, students bring a stuffed animal from home and discuss times they have felt sad and what they have done to cheer up others. Students discuss why it is important to be kind. An...
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Be Kind

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students express feelings and learn about kindness. In this social skills lesson, students read Clifford Wants a Cookie and retell the story in sequence by using pictures. Students create a sweet treat for someone that has shown them...
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A Random Act of Kindness-- Story Starter

For Students 4th - 5th
In this writing worksheet students recall a time when they were kind to someone else and how that made them feel. Students read the story starter and finish the story.
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The Roots of Good Character: Kindness

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
For this character education worksheet, students examine situations where they could show kindness. Students also learn the word forms: kind, kindly, kindness. Students read 6 illustrated situations and place the proper form of "kind" in...
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Friendship Line Dancing

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the characteristics of being a good friend. They observe a puppet and discuss why the puppet is sad. In groups, 1st graders form two lines, facing each other. They practice talking to each person in the line,...
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Parents and Children Working Together for Tikkun Olam

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Learners explore the concept of Tikkun Olam as a way of improving their world. They listen to the story of Hayley Fields' goal to raise money for a new Torah and discuss what inspires them about her story. After discussion, they...