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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Matilda Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Fifty eye-catching pages contain six lessons about Roald Dahl's novel, Matilda. Each lesson has a theme and covers a different subject—literacy, social-emotional learning, science, and geography. Scholars analyze characters, examine...
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Health Smart Virginia

Mental Health/Social Emotional Skills

For Teachers 9th
A 7-page packet of activity ideas, lesson plans, and information resources provides instructors of high school freshmen a wealth of materials to support teaching the concepts in a Health Smart unit.
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Health Smart Virginia

Health/Social Emotional Skills

For Teachers 8th
Designed for instructors, a seven-page packet provides an overview of the Health Smart unit for eighth-graders. The resource includes the objectives and goals of the unit, details suggested procedures and provides links to additional...
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Global Oneness Project

Indigenous Language Revitalization in California

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A film showcases a Native American woman and her hard work to create a dictionary detailing her tribe's language. While viewing, scholars reflect upon and discuss the importance of language and sustaining cultural identity. 
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Global Oneness Project

The Importance of Indigenous Language Revitalization

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers consider languages as representations of cultures and the importance of preserving various languages, especially the rapidly disappearing languages of indigenous peoples, in a lesson that tells the story of Marie Wilcox...
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Curated OER

Food Traditions: Making Cherokee Bean Bread

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Imagine being forced out of your home and walking over 1,000 miles with only the things you could carry. How would you survive? What would you eat? After reading about the Trail of Tears and Cherokee resilience, middle schoolers are...
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Global Oneness Project

The Value of Sports: Unifying a Community

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Global Oneness Project presents a lesson about the power of sport to bring a community together. After watching the documentary film, I am Yup'ik, class members use the provided discussion questions to reflect on the importance of...
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National Institute of Drug Abuse

Nurturing My Mental and Emotional Health

For Teachers 6th - 12th
One exercise does not necessarily work for all! A resource from the National Institutes of Health provides tweens and teens with exercises to help them cope with anxiety and stress. Participants note their stress levels before and after...
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Learning for Justice

Maya Angelou

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Maya Angelou's poem, "Still I Rise", offers young scholars an opportunity to consider how poets use literary devices to create powerful messages. After a close reading and discussion of the poem, class members reflect on how they can...
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Health Smart Virginia

Tinkle Times

For Teachers 8th
The big idea in the last instructional activity in the Health Smart series is that individuals must practice emotional first aid, that just as we take care of physical injuries, we must take care of emotional injuries. Scholars watch a...
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Health Smart Virginia

"SuperBetter" Stress Management

For Teachers 9th
The goal of this Health Smart lesson is for freshmen to develop a personal system for coping with stress. They create a power-up list of things that make them feel happier, healthier, or better connected, identify people in their lives...
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Health Smart Virginia

What Is Mindfulness?

For Teachers 9th
Stop. Breathe. Think. A richly detailed instructional activity on mindfulness introduces freshmen to meditation as a coping strategy to deal with stress.
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Health Smart Virginia

I Hope I Can Cope

For Teachers 9th
Teach your freshmen stress management techniques that help them cope with distress and stress. Class members create a Relaxation Station where they practice the C.O.P.E strategy for dealing with stress. They then choose from a menu of...
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Health Smart Virginia

Shake It Off

For Teachers 9th
It requires more than a twitch to shake off stress. But with the help of the stress management strategies taught in a very dynamic lesson, freshmen can learn to do so. Class members watch videos, examine an infographic, read an article,...
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Health Smart Virginia

Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee

For Teachers 7th
As part of the Health Smart social and emotional learning unit, seventh graders are taught the T.R.A.I.N Method (Talk to others, Resilience, Accept it, Inspiration from others, Need to be prepared) of coping with disappointment and...
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Health Smart Virginia

Mental and Emotional Health

For Teachers 7th
The first lesson in a social and emotional health unit is designed to help seventh graders develop the skills they need to cope with disappointment and manage stress. Groups practice stress reduction techniques and share ideas for how to...
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Health Smart Virginia

Emotional Intelligence Quotient

For Students 8th - 10th
As an end of the Health Smart unit self-assessment, scholars design a cup with a logo and motto that reveals their emotional intelligence. To prepare, individuals complete a worksheet describing the seven Emotional Intelligence Quotients...
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Health Smart Virginia

Building Self-Esteem and Self-Image

For Teachers 10th
The ninth lesson in the Health Smart series is designed to get high schoolers to understand the factors that make them feel the way they do about themselves, their bodies, and their self-worth. Pupils watch a video about teens and body...
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Health Smart Virginia

Mental Health/Social Emotional Skills

For Teachers 10th
Looking for social-emotional resources? Check out this seven-page packet that includes activity and instructional activity ideas, as well as links to information resources that support the social and emotional development of tenth graders.
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Health Smart Virginia

Mental and Emotional Health

For Teachers 8th
Middle schoolers learn about stressors, effective stress management techniques, and the role of resilience and tolerance in handling stress. Individuals then create a personal mind map that includes their own mental/emotional management...