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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in the 2b Module has seventh graders  researching how media and advertising perpetuate gender stereotypes. To begin, class members examine the role of gender in Pygmalion, look at advertising in the 1890s, and read the...
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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: 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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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - High School Edition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Established by Congress, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a nonpartisan institution whose goal is to "increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence." The 15 USIP resources in the...
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English for Emails

For Teachers 9th Standards
Prepare young job seekers for the world of work with a nine-unit collection that helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in an online business environment. The collection covers e-mail address formats, domain names,...
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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - Middle School Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rather than just talking about giving peace a chance, with the 15 resources in this collection middle schoolers learn the skills they need to become peace builders. The lessons were developed by the United States Institute of Peace...
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The Successful Student

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What's the key to a successful student? Knowing learning styles and tapping into what makes them click. Use this collection to motivate your class to become the best students they can be!
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I Have “M.I.” Strengths!

For Teachers 6th Standards
There are so many ways to be smart! Can your class identify their intelligences? The third of five career and college lesson plans designed for sixth graders challenges them to assess their unique skills. Once they determine their...
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Plagiarism is Stealing!

For Teachers 9th Standards
Stop, thief! Do your pupils understand the consequences of plagiarism? Lesson three of six in a series of college and career readiness activities demonstrates the dangers of taking credit for someone else's work. Learners engage in...
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Identifying Conflict Styles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Are you a peace-keeper or a problem-solver? Explore conflict management styles through a lesson, fourth in a 15-part series, that combines individual assessment and collaborative work. Groups learn the basic tendencies of each style,...
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Self-Control Meters for Volume, Space and Levels of Formality

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
If your pupils have difficulty producing the appropriate voice volume in various settings or respecting personal space, refer to this "control-o-meter" device. This resource includes materials to create three meters for you to clearly...
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Confidence Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
I have confidence in me! Don't miss this collection of 24 activity ideas designed to help learners develop confidence and positive self-esteem. The worksheet topics include: setting milestones, drawing self-portraits, crafting a personal...
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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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Why Sitting Is Bad for You

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our bodies simply aren't built for such a sedentary existence. Discover what happens to our bodies when we don't practice what we are built to do—move!
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7 Habits of Healthy Kids Classroom Posters

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Have a "can do" attitude. Begin with the end in mind. Put first things first. This absolutely fantastic set of posters helps youngsters develop some of the most important life skills they will carry with them throughout their lives....
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You've Won a Prize!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Spam! It's a thing any Internet user is used to seeing, but what do we do about it? Teach your class all about the dreaded spam and how they can avoid the spam traps and tricks that could easily draw a kid in. This is a common-sense...
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Similar and Different

For Teachers 4th Standards
New ReviewUsing a Venn diagram, pupils compare the similarities and differences between two classmates. Next, they review the CARE acronym (Collaboration, Acceptance, Respect, Empathy) and discuss how it applies to diversity in the classroom.
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Respect for All Kinds of People Inside and Outside the School

For Teachers 4th Standards
New ReviewWhy is it important to embrace diversity? Scholars explore the topic by learning about the CARE acronym: Collaboration, Acceptance, Respect, Empathy. They also complete a diversity puzzle worksheet and play a collaborative game that...
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What Does Respect Look Like at Home?

For Teachers 4th Standards
New ReviewIndividuals consider why is it important to respect family members as they complete a self-respect survey to assess their respectful behaviors at home. They then choose three items from the survey and write about how they plan to improve...
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What Is Important to Me?

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewPupils complete an activity sheet to determine what values are most important to them. They then discuss their responses with partners before sharing the results of the discussion with the class. 
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Getting Caught in the Web

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewWhen it comes to teamwork, it's best not to drop the ball. Pupils stand in a circle, tossing around a ball of yarn to one another to create a web. Next, they use teamwork skills to keep a soccer ball from falling off the web before...
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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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Telling Time Review

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Scholars play a matching game to boost their skills in telling time. Players collect a set number of cards. Each card displays two clock faces. The first face challenges participants to read the time while the second clockface requires a...
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Two-Way Conversation

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Four conversational levels set the mark for target speaking skills among young scholars. Designed to take place throughout every school day, peers are encouraged to hold an on-topic conversation using appropriate turn-taking and follow...
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I Can Make a Choice

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A lesson designed to decrease a scholar's affective filter walks scholars through the decision-making process. Presented with two choices, educators think out loud the pros and cons of each one to model how they come to a decision....
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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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Dream Boards

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
What do you want to be when you grow up? For high schoolers, that question may be coming up more often every day. Help them contemplate their future careers with a dream board activity in which they create a poster to visually represent...
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Live and Learn and Pass It On

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What are some of life's most tried-and-true lessons? Pupils listen to examples from the book Live and Learn and Pass It On by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. They write down their own life lessons to later compile in a class booklet. As a bonus...
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Lessons from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of  Sean Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens learners write autobiographical e-mails, hold discussions, create a collage, and compose a personal mission statement. Pupils then have a chance to...
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Unit 5: Making Arrangements

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are future entrepreneurs prepared to set up a meeting or schedule a conference call? Lesson five of a nine-part series of career education and skills activities focuses on proper punctuation and great grammar in the business world....
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Transitioning to High School

For Teachers 8th Standards
How do scholars prepare to take their next big step? The second in a series of six career and college readiness activities focuses on making a smooth transition from middle to high school. Groups research the resources available at their...
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Episode 1.1: The Team

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Meet the dream team! Introduce the class to a group of master problem-solvers in the first part of a seven-episode Global Problem Solvers series. The video kicks off season one by introducing the team's leader, meeting each cast member,...
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Preparing for My Future

For Teachers 8th Standards
Your future is what you make it! Eighth graders launch their career searches in the first of six career and college readiness lessons. Scholars research to discover their extracurricular options both in and out of school, then locate...
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How to Succeed in Life

For Teachers 8th Standards
Is it possible that six simple traits lead to a happy, successful life? Part four of a six-part series of college and career readiness lessons examines the effects of character in determining success. Working groups discuss...
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Exploring Military Career Options

For Teachers 8th Standards
A whole world of career options await in the armed forces! Lesson three in a six-part career and college readiness series introduces eighth grade scholars to military careers. Individuals research the entry requirements for the armed...
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Where Am I Going?

For Teachers 7th Standards
How do I get where I'm going from here? The fifth of six college and career readiness lessons invites seventh graders to dig deep into the career of their choice. Once they complete their research, individuals relate their findings to...
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My Future Lifestyle

For Teachers 7th Standards
Mortgage, insurance, car payments...how much money will your learners need to support their desired lifestyle? Part three in a six-part college and career readiness lesson plan series tasks young job seekers with creating a monthly...
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Workplace Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
What skills do employers look for in potential employees? Introduce scholars to the skills that pay the bills during the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans. Once they have defined critical 21st-century skills, groups...
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Planning for Middle and High School

For Teachers 7th Standards
So, what's the plan? Seventh graders begin their college and career journey in the first of six lessons. After creating their online profiles on a career resource website, individuals conduct extensive research to determine the courses...
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An Online Tool I Can Use

For Teachers 6th Standards
Tools for school—and beyond! Introduce your sixth graders to online tools to plan their academic and professional futures. The fifth and final activity in a series of career and college readiness activities focuses on a scavenger hunt to...
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Roadmap to Success

For Teachers 6th Standards
Life is a highway ... where will yours lead? Scholars pave the way toward success in the fourth of five college and career readiness lesson plans. Using the SMART system, individuals begin mapping out the steps they will follow to...
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My Dream Career

For Teachers 6th Standards
Is your job a dream come true? Career seekers research to discover what their ideal jobs might be in the second of five career and college readiness lessons for sixth graders. After determining their occupational clusters, individuals...
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Me and My Career

For Teachers 6th Standards
Your career search starts here! Sixth grade scholars begin their journey toward college and career readiness in the first of a five-part series of lessons. Individuals identify where their interests lead them using the Holland code, then...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Get in touch with your sense of self! The fifth and final lesson in a series of college and career lessons for fifth graders reinforces the relationship between interests and career choices. Pupils play a scenario-driven game, then dig...
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Studying for Careers

For Teachers 5th Standards
How can good study habits set someone up for a successful career? Learners explore the relationship between study skills and job skills in the fourth installment of a five-part college and career readiness lesson plan series. The group...
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What’s the Market for My Labor?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Is it easy to find a job I'll love? Show scholars the importance of understanding the labor market with part three in a five-part series of career and college readiness lesson plans. After learning important vocabulary, learners track...
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Name That Job!

For Teachers 5th Standards
Can you name the job that involves scholars, classes, and grades? If you guessed teacher, you just won a round of Name That Job! The second lesson in a five-part college and career readiness unit has career seekers team up and go head to...
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Learning About Myself

For Teachers 5th Standards
Let the journey begin! Fifth graders take their first steps down the road of self-discovery during the first of five career and college readiness lesson plans. After taking an interests inventory, groups create a graphic representation...
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Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Great leaders are made from the inside out! Learners explore the multi-faceted world of teen leadership through three units of differentiated lessons. Working in pairs or small groups, scholars examine topics such as conflict, community...
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Multicultural Youth Leadership

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Teens of the world, unite! Take your class or club on a multicultural journey through the relationship between cultural values and teen leadership skills. Groups work together to learn about one another's cultures while examining the...
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Respect: It’s up to All of Us

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
When it comes to respect, you get what you give! Teen leaders take a look at the many factors that foster a respectful attitude and environment with a series of 15 short activities. Topics include community problems, anger management,...
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Team Builders and Icebreakers: Techniques for Success

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Need a little something to get the party started? No matter what type of teen leadership get-together you're hosting, kick things of with one of several fun icebreakers. The resource includes printable handouts and execution tips for...
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Youth Power Curriculum

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Want to help foster teen leadership in your school? Pave the road to success with a well-designed unit that promotes planning skills, organization, and communication. Pupils participate in projects to gain an understanding of creating an...
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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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YELL Louder Than Ever Before!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here's one teen leadership unit that will have everyone yelling! Young scholars engage in highly effective leadership training using a mixture of group and individual activities. Each section of the lesson plan focuses on a key attribute...
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Learn to Reach Out

For Teachers 12th Standards
How can social media help my career? Explore the world of networking through a lesson about professional organizations. The fourth of six career and college readiness lessons has seniors research organizations in their professions of...
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Matchmaking: Interests and Careers

For Teachers 9th Standards
How can people be sure that their personalities and career choices are a match made in heaven? Young adults look inward at the attitudes, emotions, and interests that make them suited for certain vocations during the sixth and final...
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What's Next?

For Teachers 12th Standards
Let their futures take flight! The sixth and final installment in a series of career and college readiness lesson plans pulls it all together for graduation-bound seniors. Individuals comb through their action plans and describe the...
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In the Interview Hot Seat

For Teachers 12th Standards
Interviews can be so stressful. How does someone stay calm and confident in the interview hot seat? Senior job seekers get acquainted with common interview questions during the fifth of six career and college readiness lessons....
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Etiquette? What’s That?

For Teachers 12th Standards
Business etiquette is a big deal! Are your scholars prepared to impress in the business world? The third in a series of six college and career readiness lessons focuses on basic behaviors in business situations. Groups research specific...
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Writing Right

For Teachers 12th Standards
Does your class have the write stuff? Young career seekers try their hand at composing business letters in the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans for seniors. Pupils practice writing cover letters, thank you notes,...
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College: Plan Well and Pay Less

For Teachers 11th Standards
They say you gotta pay to play, and post secondary education is no exception! The sixth and final lesson in a series of college and career readiness activities focuses on the cost of attending a variety of institutions and programs....
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Ready, Set, Test!

For Teachers 11th Standards
Ready to prepare young scholars for their first placement test experience? Give them the support they need using a test-focused lesson. Fifth in a series of six junior-level college and career readiness lesson, the resource introduces...
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Due Dates, Deadlines, and Decisions

For Teachers 11th Standards
Share the secrets of successful post secondary planning! While completing part four of a six-part career and college readiness lessons, scholars create an events calendar for their junior and senior years. Topics include the college...
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What Matters to Me?

For Teachers 10th Standards
Whether you're a self-starting entrepreneur or a cubicle commando, finding a career that suits your personality is a must! The second lesson in a series of five career and college lesson plans focuses on work ethic and values. Learners...
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I’m Ready to Work

For Teachers 10th Standards
Get ready to apply yourself! Lesson four in a series of five college and career readiness lessons introduces the basic parts of a job application. Pupils discover the necessity for good references and create a master job application for...
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What Occupation Interests Me?

For Teachers 11th Standards
Is the secret to success turning an interest into a career? Eleventh graders explore the occupation-interest connection in the first lesson in a series of six career and college lesson plans. Individuals take an interest inventory, then...
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My Best Resume

For Teachers 11th Standards
Can your class sell themselves to a potential employer in 30 seconds or less? Junior job seekers format their own resumes in the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans. The resource covers parts of a resume, resume...
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Learning the Skills to Pay the Bills

For Teachers 9th Standards
Is CTE the right choice for me? Introduce the class to career and technical education through an exploratory activity, fourth in a series of six career readiness activities. After an introductory video, scholars determine possible...
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Gaining by Giving

For Teachers 9th Standards
Community service is a win-win! Scholars discover how to gain valuable career skills through helping others using a lesson about volunteer work. Second in a six-part career and college readiness series, the activities focus on...
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What Skills Do I Need?

For Teachers 9th Standards
Get your class started down the path to a great career! The first of a six-part series of career and college lessons inspires learners to use their interests to explore career options. The activity also provides resources where...
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What’s A Hot Job?

For Teachers 10th Standards
What jobs are the next best thing? Curious career scholars explore their options in lesson three of a five-part series. Pupils research job trends and labor statistics before discussing the factors that influence occupation trends. 
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Choosing My Lifestyle

For Teachers 10th Standards
How much does it cost to live the life your dream life? Scholars explore the pitfalls of personal finance through planning, discussion, and research. The first lesson in a five-part series tasks individuals with determining an...
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What’s the Plan?

For Teachers 9th Standards
What classes should pupils take to achieve their college and career goals? Explore the options through a lesson designed with the future in mind. Fifth in a series of six college and career readiness lesson plans, the activity challenges...
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What Does It Take to Be a Peacebuilder?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is the spirit of peacebuilding already inside you? Scholars take a closer look at the characteristics of peacebuilders, past and present, in lesson 13 of a 15-part series. Individuals identify common traits of peacebuilders, then work...
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Inspire Students Today to Make a Difference in the Future

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Your search for a year's worth of leadership lessons is over! A lesson in a character education series provides a full two semesters of inspiring leadership activities. The resource includes individual and group challenges to ensure a...
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Simulation on Peacekeeping in Kashmir: An American Choice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Will the United States take a stand in the Kashmir conflict? A mock meeting of the minds examines a peace proposal between China, Pakistan, and India to determine if the United States should deploy troops to the area. Individuals take on...
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Effectiveness of Nonviolent Civic Action Simulation on Colombia

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With new leadership comes new hope! After years of violence, the people of Colombia elect a new president ... could this mean an end to conflict? Civics scholars take part in a large group role-playing exercise designed to illustrate the...
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Becoming a Peacebuilder

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Be the change you wish to see in the world!" The 15th and final lesson in a peacebuilding series uses this quote from Gandhi to prepare pupils for their own action projects. Individuals research a global issue, then brainstorm a method...
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Organizations Working for Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From helping refugees to negotiating peace treaties, the peacekeepers of the world keep busy! Introduce young activists to the many individuals and organizations throughout the world that work daily toward peace. 14th in a series of 15...
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Advanced Mediation Practice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What will become of the giraffes of Amali? Pupils participate in a large scale role-playing activity to study the art of conflict mediation. The lesson engages participants in the struggle between two countries and the animals caught...
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Mediating Conflict

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two's a negotiation, but three's a mediation! Demonstrate the differences between the two processes through a role-playing instructional activity. The activity familiarizes pupils with the role of a mediator and examines the types of...
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Negotiation Role-Play

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
War-torn Kosovo is experiencing another crisis—thousands of broken-down cars clogging the damaged highways, making travel impossible. Which local auto shop owner will get the contract to clear the road for progress? After some research,...
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The Process of Negotiation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it take to be a great negotiator? Learners discover the factors that affect the negotiation process through group discussion and brainstorming. An installment in a series of peacebuilding activities compares the needs and wants...
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Nonverbal Communication

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is your body saying that maybe your words aren't? Scholars explore the vast world of the subtle, and not-so-subtle, nonverbal communication cues through group and individual work. Lesson seven in a series of peacebuilding exercises...
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Identifying Your Conflict Style

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you handle conflict? Individuals look inward to determine their own conflict style through group discussion and a short quiz. The sixth installment in a series of 15 conflict management lessons examines how our feelings and...
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Identifying Elements of Conflict

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What lies at the heart of a conflict? Help pupils peel back the layers during an in-depth study of the elements of conflict. A lesson addressing peacekeeping and conflict management examines the historical, emotional, and societal...
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Identifying Conflicts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When viewpoints collide, conflict arises. Can your pupils identify the components of conflict? The fourth in a series of 15 lessons about peacebuilding helps participants identify the underlying causes of conflict. Teams role play to...
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Maintaining Trusting Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What role does trust play in diffusing a tense situation? Young social scientists explore trust on a personal and global level during a lesson plan on peace and conflict. After participating in a trust sit, participants work in groups to...
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Perspectives on Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Much like a garden, once the seeds of peace are planted, they need to be tended! How can humankind make and keep peace? The second installment in a series of 15 peacebuilding activities focuses on different perceptions of peace. The...
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Defining Conflict

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Conflict is everywhere—but is it avoidable? The first activity in a series of 15 peacebuilding lessons examines the nature of conflict at home, school, and across the world. Learners develop a definition of conflict through group work...
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Serving the Stakeholders' Interests

For Teachers 7th - 12th
When school and community leaders are at odds, what's a young person to do? Grouped pupils examine the details of a difficult situation during the 10th in a series of 12 leadership activities. Presented with a decline in community...
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Mark Your Calendar

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Do your actions reflect your values? Scholars examine their day-to-day activities versus their passions during the eighth installment in a series of 12 character-building lessons. After defining their values, participants create...
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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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Rock the Clock

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Watch young leaders as they totally rock this activity! Pupils partner up and set appointments with one another during the third in a series of 12 character-building lessons. Instructors call out the appointment time, then partners meet...
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Taking a Step Toward Peacebuilding

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What can someone do to increase the peace? Pupils take small steps toward a big peacebuilding role in the final lesson in a 15-part unit. Individuals identify their roles as a peacebuilder and create a stepping stone that reflects their...
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Making a Difference: Becoming a Peacebuilder

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Being an agent of change is no easy task! What are some of the common challenges that peacebuilders face every day? The 14th portion in a series of 15 explores the lives of peacebuilders. Grouped pupils discuss these challenges before...
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Responding to Conflict: Mediation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What happens when two parties can't come to agreement? Scholars explore the role of a mediator through part 10 of a 15-part series of peacebuilding lessons. Through individual work and role play, pupils brainstorm solutions until they...
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Responding to Conflict: Negotiation Role-Play

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After a lesson plan like this one, your class won't hesitate to negotiate! Pupils pair up and negotiate opposing sides of a conflict during the ninth installment in a 15-part series. Once they determine their wants and needs, individuals...
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Responding to Conflict: Negotiation—Identifying Wants and Needs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's make a deal! Are real negotiations as simple as they are in the game show? Scholars learn the art of negotiation during the 8th lesson plan in a series of 15. The activity kicks off with a fun group negotiation, then explores the...
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Responding to Conflict: Active Listening

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Did I hear you right? You need a great instructional activity on active listening? Through large- and small-group activities, learners differentiate between poor and excellent listening skills. The resource, 7th in a series of 15,...
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What are Boolean Operators?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for the reason behind your less-than-specific Internet searches? Boolean operators may help you narrow the field! Introduce your class to the four little words that have a tremendous impact on sorting facts using an...
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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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The Sandlot

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What's it like to be the new kid in town? A short activity, 15th in a series of 17 character-building lessons, focuses on the challenges new pupils face. After viewing a clip from the film The Sandlot, discussion groups talk about ways...
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The Ant Bully

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why do people take their frustrations out on one another? The14th lesson in a series of 17 character-building activities examines why people take out their frustrations on scapegoats. Learners explore the concept using a clip from 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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Sky High

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even superheroes can be bullied! Using a clip from the film Sky High, the 12th activity in a 17-part character education series examines how identifying with a specific group has its ups and downs. Groups view the clip, then explore ways...
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Characteristics of Peacebuilders

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Can anyone become a peacebuilder? A instructional activity on character education challenges scholars to examine the characteristics of well-known peacebuilders. Pupils then look within themselves to discover their own strengths as they...
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Remember the Titans

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Do your pupils mingle freely, or do they form their own tight-knit groups? Introduce them to the importance of understanding differences and tolerance with an anti-bullying lesson. A clip from Remember the Titans demonstrates the efforts...
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Hoot

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is it ever ok to stand up to a bully? A great character-building lesson focuses on standing up for one's self and communicating needs. Middle school pupils observe a clip from the movie Hoot and discuss the art of effective speaking and...
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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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Responding to Conflict: Nonverbal Communication

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What does your posture say about you? How can it affect the outcome of conflict resolution or negotiation? Show scholars the importance of nonverbal communication during the sixth in a series of 15 peacebuilding lessons. Learners work...
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Practicing Conflict Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Does your conflict management style keep you cool and persuasive, even under pressure? Young behaviorists practice analyzing conflicts and using conflict management skills during instructional activity five in a 15-part series. The...
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Observing Conflict

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Can your class manage conflict? Give them the tools they need to succeed at conflict resolution with the third instructional activity in a 15-part series of peacebuilding activities. Learners draw from personal conflict experience as...
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Defining Conflict

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Before there can be peace, we have to understand conflict. Introduce the concept of conflict through a two-part activity that combines discussion, collaboration, and writing. The first in a 15-part series examines the multiple meanings...
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Back to the Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What's the difference between bullying and mean, hurtful behavior? Scholars work together to develop a clear definition of bullying using a video clip and guiding questions. The resource, part three of a 17-installment series, features a...
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20 Good Work Lesson Plans

For Teachers K - 12th
What makes someone good at what they do? An amazing array of 20 lesson plans helps learners of all ages identify the life skills needed to be a high-quality, professional employee. The resources contain individual and group activities...
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Building Community and Combating Hate

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Put a little love in your classroom! Help middle school scholars understand differences among people and build a sense of community within their school through 10 well-organized lessons. Each unique lesson incorporates writing,...
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What Does It Take to Be a Good Parent?

For Students 7th - 12th
Are the teenagers in your class ready to become parents? Have them complete a few life-planning activities, including a parental interview, a role-play exercise, and the classic flour sack baby exercise, before allowing them to assess...
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What is Health?

For Students 6th - 12th
Many indicators of health are beyond a teenager's control, but there are many changes they can make in their daily life that can improve their health. Middle schoolers think about their physical, social, and mental health status before...
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Fox Socks

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Follow up a reading of Fox Socks by Dr. Seuss with a series of five activities created to reinforce English language arts and life skills. Scholars read and match words, read and create tongue twisters, fold socks, and sew a puppet. 
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The Mini Page: Make It a Good New Year

For Students 1st - 5th
The New Year is a time for reflecting on the previous year in order to make resolutions and set goals for self improvement. With multiple suggestions towards becoming a better classmate, student, friend, and healthy person, the resource...
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Chain Connection and Un-Connection Activity

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Learners practice remaining on topic during a conversation using printouts of chains as visual models for their work. Chains are placed in sequence while students stay on a shared topic of conversation, and a broken chain is used as a...
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How Interesting Is It?

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Discussing topics that other people are interested in is a key social skill that can often be overlooked. Here is a resource that supports learners in developing this life skill by first prompting them to consider a wide range of...
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Tips and Techniques for Taking Notes in Class

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From reading the class syllabi or listening for lecture indicators to considering typing vs. handwriting and formatting, read through this list of suggested note-taking tips that can help learners discover which techniques work best for...
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Self Help: Clothes

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Socks, sweaters, t-shirts, pajamas—help learners identify all the major clothing pieces they wear! This resource includes two pages of picture cards, each card illustrating an image of a particular clothing item and the word itself.
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Building Relationships

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Understanding how to relate to others and participate in healthy human relationships is an important life skill for young learners to develop. Learners will use the worksheets to discuss problem solving in human interactions, and how...
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Overcoming Poor Decisions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Help your learners develop the ability to recognize poor decisions, make necessary changes, and learn valuable lessons from their mistakes through scenario analysis and discussion with their peers.
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Buying a Home

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
What is the difference between buying and renting a home? Learners become more informed consumers and financially literate adults after developing foundational knowledge of the home-buying process. 
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Credit

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a credit card? Don't miss this important life skills and financial literacy lesson, which focuses on consumer responsibilities, creditworthiness, and establishing a credit history.
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Living On Your Own

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Learners gain a realistic understanding of what is required for independent living. They begin by setting up a budget based on needs and lifestyle, and then use worksheets and a presentation to practice such skills as reading a rental...
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Good E-mail Manners

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
In today's highly digital age, online etiquette and digital citizenship lessons for young learners are more important than ever. With this resource, discuss e-mail dos and don'ts with your charges, and then practice editing an e-mail to...
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What Is Honesty?

For Students K - 2nd Standards
What else can honesty mean besides "not lying"? Using this worksheet, your learners will consider what actions are most truthful and honest given a variety of real-world scenarios and activities. 
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Making Money

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
From evaluating the current employment market to building a resume, pupils are introduced to the wide and varied elements of career planning. 
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It's the Little Things That Count

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage your young leaders to acknowledge small victories and the unique abilities and strengths of others. Class members are assigned to observe a classmate and note their talents and interests, concluding in an "awards ceremony"...
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People Management

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Introduce your pupils to the invaluable life skill of team and project management. Through worksheets, discussion, and role-playing activities, learners practice using tactful language, explore various management styles, and identify...
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Challenging Assumptions

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
After experiencing how quick and easy it is to make judgments as part of an opening activity, learners discuss the concept of a stereotype and the need to think critically and question our immediate assumptions.
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Model the Way

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
"You can't do what you say if you don't know what you believe." Working toward becoming effective leaders, your pupils will work to identify values that are important them, as well as their relationship to an organization.
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Defining Leadership

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners use their experience with leadership, as well as a thought-provoking quote and discussion with their classmates, to help them define the concept of leadership.
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Critical Thinking

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Encourage learners to think deeply about the information they read or hear. Through a series of life skills worksheets, your pupils will consider the need for objectivity, identifying missing information, and problem solving.
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Changing Your Mindset

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do some people achieve their goals and persevere despite the setbacks they face? This question is the focus of this life skills lesson, which includes worksheets, discussion, and collaborative activities on developing a growth mindset.
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Study Skills

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Go beyond simply telling students to improve their work ethic and study habits with this complete lesson on developing study skills! 
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Prioritising Effectively

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you determine the things you must do during your day from those that you want to do, or are willing to put off? Time management and prioritizing effectively are the focus of this life skills lesson, which includes worksheets,...
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Networking

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
"It's not what you know, it's who you know." Learners discuss and analyze this age-old adage by completing life skills worksheets, collaborative activities, and discussions regarding the nature of networking and how it may improve future...
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What Do You See?

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Encourage learners to develop greater self-awareness and an understanding of perception versus reality. Here you'll find a life skills lesson that includes worksheets, discussion, and brainstorming activities on the topic of how we see...
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Self/Social

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Body language, our perception of others, and how to make a better impression socially are the focus topics for this lesson, which is part of a 23-lesson series on building important life skills. Learners complete a questionnaire on...
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Skills and Attitudes

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
What kinds of skills and attitudes are valued in a work environment? Using this set of worksheets and collaborative activities, your pupils will develop important life skills and consider what is necessary for getting and keeping a job.
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Networking and Effective Communication

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
What makes a great networker? Learners explore valuable life skills and interpersonal character traits, and consider how to present oneself in the most effective way during an opportunity to network. 
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Career/Work

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Learners explore their perspectives of different occupations, discover what life skills will be valuable to them in whatever career path they choose, and discuss important terms related to the work environment. 
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Help Your Kids Set Goals

For Students 1st - 8th
Set young scholars on the path to success with this collection of goal setting worksheets. Offering support with setting and achieving personal and academic goals, this resource is a great way for elementary school teachers to help their...
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Microsoft Computer Applications

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
From creating and editing workbooks in Microsoft Excel to designing presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint and documents in Microsoft Word, this is your one-stop, must-have resource for lessons on Microsoft Office (2010). 
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Worksheet

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Based on the bestselling series, this instructional activity details seven habits of highly defective teens, and prompts young learners to consider their own social and emotional tendencies. What kinds of experiences do your pupils have...
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Tax Forms and Deductions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Because many of your older students are probably getting their first jobs, it could be an appropriate time to discuss taxes. This presentation defines deductions, types of taxes, purposes of paying taxes, and the forms required to file...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Nail Care

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Nails can get really dirty really fast. Prepare your special education class for life on their own by introducing them to a regular nail care routine. They discuss why it is important to care for your nails and practice washing,...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Personal Hygiene—Use of Napkin

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Staying clean is a big part of staying healthy and looking good in the community. Personal hygiene and napkin use are the focus of this activity. Your class will eat a messy food, look in a mirror to see if their face is messy, then...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Safety Terms

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Being able to recognize safety signs in your environment is a great start to staying safe. Kids with severe to moderate disabilities work to recognize and identify safety terms and signs. They use flashcards and decreasing prompts to...
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Home Living / Daily Living Lesson Plan—Mastery Healthy Food

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Everyone needs to know how to eat well to stay healthy. Learners with mild disabilities log what they eat, discuss food choices, and review healthy foods. The lesson could be used to foster living skills in high-functioning individuals...
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Online Behavior: Privacy and Ethics

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Over the course of three classes, tech-saturated youth review their cyber portraits, map their virtual lives, examine their relative anonymity, and establish a "virtual conscience" to guide choices that foster privacy protection and...
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Reproduction, Day 3: Parenthood

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reproduction can result in parenthood. Discuss the pros and cons, responsibility, and possible results of sexual intercourse. Intended for a secondary special education class, this lesson is developmentally appropriate for mild to...
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Reproduction, Day 4: Sexual Decision-Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every human has the need for affection. This lesson teaches mild to moderately disabled secondary students to make good choices regarding sexual contact. The lesson is developmentally and age appropriate and covers topics such as sexual...
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Trust Me - I Won't Let You Down

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
What is fairness? What does it mean to be trustworthy? Learners explore these concepts in an important life skills lesson, which includes reading a story, responding to sample scenarios, and classroom discussion.
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Race, Religion, and Culture

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Accepting others as individuals regardless of differences in appearances, languages, and interests is an important life skill for youngsters to acquire. The activities provided in this resource will support learners as they explore the...
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How To Change a Tire

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As a driver, there are few things worse than hearing the flap, flap, flap of a flat tire. Fear not, after watching this video, young drivers will be able to get their cars back on the road and running in no time.
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Listen to Me: Telephone Tree

For Teachers K - 2nd
Practice listening skills with young learners through a fun telephone simulation! After brainstorming situations where it is important to listen, learners use this worksheet in pairs to take a mock telephone message while listening to...
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Beat the Clock

For Teachers K - 12th
Tired of wasting time trying to get your class to split up into groups? Engage in an activity to help your charges manage time. Learners reflect on a time they were left out or rejected, and then practice forming groups of three within...
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Teen Living: Six Basic Emotions

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Helping teens recognize and identify the six basic emotions, this activity involves a game in which they match feelings with statements on cards. No game card content is attached. View film clips first with no sound to evaluate body...
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4-H Photography Beginning Activity Pages

For Students 6th - 9th
Activate interest in photography with these beginning activity pages! Learners build their own pinhole cameras, fill in a crossword puzzle about camera equipment, complete a service project, and research careers. This resource is...
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4-H Photography Advanced Activity Pages

For Students 6th - 8th
Three pages of photography activities will help your 4-H members work on the advanced life skill of "Communicating." Activities include a checklist of projects, a timeline of the history of the camera, a graphic organizer for reflection,...
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4-H Photography Intermediate Activity Pages

For Students 7th - 10th
Photography is the focus of this 4-H photography instructional activity. Learners examine the history of the camera, complete a photography service project, discover careers in photography, and determine their photography skill level....
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Perspectives on Peace

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Is peace simply the absence of war, or is there more to the story? Young social scientists define peace in the second installment of a 15-part series. Groups work together to explore cultural concepts of peace and the peacemaking process...
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Play Well with Others…Be Active Against Bullying!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bully-free is the way every school should be! How can you help create that kind of culture in your school? A well-written teacher's guide containing lessons for grades 6-8 may be just the ticket. Each unit, separated by grade level,...
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Developing Self Esteem and a Positive Attitude

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
"Feeling good about yourself is not a luxury; it is an absolute necessity!" Sure, but how does one go about developing self-esteem? The exercises and self-assessments in this 18-page resource are designed to do just that. Individuals...
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Exhibition Responsible Citizenship

For Teachers 6th Standards
While we hope our children may never have to witness a crime firsthand, give them the tools to recognize what is happening and respond accordingly. These activities help learners sharpen their observation and memory skills, as well...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Labels on Food Products

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Everybody needs to know how to make healthy choices when it comes to food. Understanding food labels is the first step. Using empty food packaging, you'll discuss what food labels are, what information can be found on them, and how to...
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4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level

For Students 5th - 8th
This is a 4-H citizenship activity that asks learners to examine county government, city councils, the three branches of the United States government, and complete a community service project. It also includes a word search, directions...
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How To: Talk To Your Doctor

For Students 3rd - 12th
Here is another great how-to video offered by Mary Allison Cook for those who require use of a wheelchair. Cook offers tricks she has learned over the years to create a positive doctor's visit. 
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Life Skills Worksheet

For Teachers K - 8th
Big and beautiful, this colorful poster encourages class members to establish specific learning goals before beginning activities and exercises.
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Possible Careers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Is a STEM career the right choice for me? Lesson four in a six-part career and college readiness series introduces seventh graders to the world of STEM occupations. Individuals use their Holland code results to select, research, and...
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Cashing a Check and Using an ATM

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Banking is a key skill all individuals should practice. Provide a hands-on exercise to encourage the proper method of writing a check and using an ATM. The instructional activity prompts special needs students with full assistance until...
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An Introduction to the Lives of Civil War Soldiers

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students examine images of Civil War soldiers. In this Pink and Say instructional activity, students read the story and record any questions or thoughts they may have while viewing the images. Students decide on research questions...
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World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars are asked what they recall about World War II. They are explained that they are going to find out about the role of women during World War II. Students have the option of researching daily life of women in either...
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Ancient Maya: Knowledge Through Art

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the Mayan culture, and our knowledge of it through art, architecture, and the heritage of modern Mayan people. In this art and culture lesson, students develop an understanding of Mayan daily life through a study of...
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Resumes/Cover Letters

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Who doesn't stress over the job application process? Here's a packet, loaded with models, that will go a long way toward reducing the stress associated with crafting a resume and cover letter. The directions are succinct, the advice...
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Teaching Life Skills to Students with Special Needs

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Ideas for instilling essential life skills in learners with special needs.
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Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies

For Teachers 7th - 9th
There is no more useful life skill to learn than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of...
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Family Forms and Family Life Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There are so many different types of families, and each family functions in a different way. Discover the different roles, responsibilities, and relationships that develop in different family types. The lesson provides you with five...
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Kitchen Appliances and Utensils: Home Living / Daily Living

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are so many different types of tools we use in the kitchen, everyday. Help your special needs learner discover how to recognize, identify, and use various kitchen utensils and appliances. Using picture cards and drill prompting,...
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What We Eat, Where We Sleep: Documenting Daily Life to Tell Stories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is not just a New York Time article to read, this is a set of amazing activity ideas all related to the slide shows "Breaking Bread Everywhere" and "Where Children Sleep." Your class can view each show, read about what they mean...
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Why the Common Core?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The Common Core: filling in the gaps and preparing for life beyond college
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myHomework Student Planner

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
If you've been itching to replace your students' worn, lost, or insufficient paper planners, and to dramatically improve the efficiency of your own communication with your class members, then this is absolutely the app for you! It brings...
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Career Passion Worksheet

For Students 5th - 10th
As pupils consider possible career paths for the future, give them the chance to reflect on their greatest skills, lifelong interests, favorite subject areas and activities, values, deeply rooted beliefs, etc. 
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Common Procedure Costs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids never think about the cost of medical expenses, because they never think they'll get hurt. To better understand personal financial planning, learners research common medical procedures and their costs. They use a worksheet and the...
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Laundry Skills

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Get the soap, get the basket, get those dirty clothes in the wash. Provide special needs learners with a step-by-step guided practice activity to help them build laundry skills. They'll go through each step as outlined; gestural, verbal,...
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Home Living / Daily Living: Shopping List 2

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
I've done this exercise with my special needs learners more times than I can count. They practice getting ready to shop at the grocery store by identifying items on their shopping list. They match grocery items to the proper department...
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Daily Routines: action words

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this verbs activity, students complete a crossword, fill in the blanks to sentences, label the pictures, and more for daily routines. Students complete 4 activities total.
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Let's Talk About Sex

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss abstinence. In this self-discipline lesson plan, students discuss the concept of sexual self-discipline in relationships, dress, and conduct.
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Student-Led Parent Conference

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Pupils prepare for student-led parent conferences. In this communication lesson plan, students collect data to build portfolios for use during parent conferences. Pupils practice their presentations in preparation for the actual...