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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Social Awareness

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Fourteen resources covering empathy, respect, diversity, and perspective-taking make up a collection designed to encourage social and emotional learning. Geared towards kindergarten through fifth grade, young scholars take part in lesson...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Relationship Skills

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

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

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

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

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Perspective-taking, empathy, appreciating diversity, and respect for others are the hallmarks of the self-awareness social and emotional competency. In this collection you will find lesson and unit plans, projects and activities, videos...
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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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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

For Teachers K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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Seeing the World Differently: Social/Emotional Tools for Autistic Learners

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Not everyone experiences the world in the same way. Use a collection of activities, worksheets, and lesson plans to supplement activities on social and emotional cues for students with autism.
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Self‑Esteem Activity Guide (For Youth Leaders of Young Girls)

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Did you know that over 70 percent of girls avoid certain activities because they feel bad about their looks? This fantastic resource includes 18 tried and true activities designed to help girls establish positive self-esteem. 
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Book Nook

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

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Has society progressed to the dream Martin Luther King Jr. expressed in his famous address during the civil rights movement? Learners work with a partner to analyze one excerpt from King's "I Have A Dream" speech and find a current image...
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Chapter 2: Learning About Adolescence

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

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewBy way of group discussion, reading, and role-play a series of six activities encourage scholars to make responsible decisions. Following an online introduction, pupils review the concept of volition and answer questions. Middle...
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I’m A Star!

For Teachers 4th Standards
A activity encourages scholars to be star community members. Pupils take part in a class discussion that challenges them to brainstorm at least two ways to show responsibility within one's community. Small groups play a game in which...
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What Color is Your Apple?

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

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Encourage scholars to become a productive community member with a kite-themed lesson plan. Following a review and discussion, learners complete a Venn diagram that displays the connection between character traits needed to make a home...
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Character Clovers

For Teachers 1st Standards
Build a classroom community with a lesson that uses character clovers to examine scholars' roles. Following a whole-class discussion, participants list four roles they play and accompany it with the character traits that go along with it. 
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BIG Ideas about BIG Feelings

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

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

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

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Assist scholars in making safe choices with a lesson all about strangers. After a discussion about instinct and what a stranger is, pupils listen to the story Ruby by Michael Emberley. Pairs work together to read a scenario and share how...
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An Introduction to Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How important is connectedness in a community? Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert Putnam details the early 21st century theory of the decreased value of social capital. A short analysis video takes...
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Staying on Topic

For Teachers K - 12th
Get from the beginning of a conversation to a successful end with a communication activity. Learners practice staying on topic with a worksheet that prompts them to ask questions and make comments related to the subject of the conversation.
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Waiting Your Turn to Speak

For Teachers K - 12th
Have you ever been so excited to talk that you interrupted another person? Help young conversationalists wait their turn to speak with a social skills activity. 
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Paying Attention and Listening to Others

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
It's always fun to talk about something you're interested in, but it's just as important to listen to what someone else has to say. Guide class members into becoming stronger listeners with an interactive brainstorming activity.
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Reciprocal Conversation

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Keep the conversation going with a social skills activity. Designed for learners with autism, the lesson guides peers through the back-and-forth of a conversation, encouraging them to wait their turn before responding.
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Respecting the Ideas of Others

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Communicating clearly is one part of a successful conversation, but listening to others is just as important. Individuals with special needs plan calm responses and reactions to differing opinions with a collaborative activity.
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Building Empathy Creating Community

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners thrive in a classroom where they are part of a strong community. Foster a collaborative atmosphere in your classroom with a series of activities focused on conflict resolution, communication, empathy, and defense against bullying.
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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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Social Skills Treatment Programme

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Even though they may not be tested on standardized assessments, social skills are vital for students to develop during their years in school. Through a series of discussions, activities, and role-playing exercises, these lessons teach...
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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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Emotion Card Games

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

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

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
How can we create a more fair world? Chances are, class members have some ideas! After reading a text about fairness, individuals create skits around the ideas of fairness. Extend the learning and make their presentations a...
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Learn to Identify What’s Bullying, What’s Joking, and How to Deal With It

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewA quick lesson takes a look at the differences between bullying and joking. Through whole-class discussion, scholars identify between the two behaviors and brainstorm actions to take to cease bullying behavior. Small groups share with...
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Health Triangle Self Assessment

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

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Split into five sections, you'll find plenty of activities, discussion prompts, and worksheets to address social-emotional intelligence. Learners focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and...
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The Changing Times of The Future

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

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

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

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

For Teachers 10th Standards
Active listening is key to interacting with others in a way that shows respect. To develop their skill as listeners, high schoolers first play the "Telephone Game" to demonstrate some of the problems that arise in communication. Pairs...
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Fun in the Sun

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

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

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

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

For Teachers K - 12th
New ReviewStrive for racial justice within your classroom community with help from an 80-page resource guide. Five modules move scholars through thoughtful, and reflective grand conversations to making a plan, then taking action. Learners write...
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: A Basic Skill

For Teachers 7th
New ReviewImagine seventh graders developing a school wide plan to promote respect in their school. That's the vision behind the second lesson plan in the R-E-S-P-E-C-T series. In preparation for designing a school-wide media campaign, class...
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Using 5-5-5 Breathing to Calm Down

For Students K - 12th
Scholars calm their minds and bodies with a 5-5-5 breathing exercise. Learners breathe in for five seconds, out for five seconds, then wait five seconds to start again. The exercise takes one minute to complete. 
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Recognizing Bullying

For Teachers K - 12th
Boost social awareness with an activity that challenges scholars to recognize bullying. Participants read 10 scenarios and respond after carefully examining behaviors such as body language, facial expressions, and frequency. 
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Using Positive Self-Talk

For Students K - 5th
Boost positive self-talk with a chart that turns negative feelings into happy ones. Scholars write down their negative emotions then rewrite them with a positive flair to aid in changing their outlook. 
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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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Gender and Sport

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, and Danica Patrick are living proof that women enjoy sports just as much as men. Sports enthusiasts read about the importance of gender equality on the playing field. They discover barriers to participation and...
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My Communication Book

For Students K - 12th
How can you learn more about a person when he or she does not speak? Use a communication book to let others know about individualized preferences, needs, emergences, and limitations.
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Communication Board

For Students K - 12th
Help nonverbal individuals navigate a very verbal world with a helpful communication board. After they fill in their name to introduce themselves to others, learners can point to written responses to yes or no questions, as well as to...
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Ending A Conversation

For Teachers K - 12th
Sometimes beginning a conversation isn't the hard part—it's ending the conversation that can be challenging. Autistic and mainstream learners alike can benefit from a resource that provides a reference handout with ways to end a...
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Responding to Questions

For Teachers K - 12th
Why is it important to answer a question? Assist learners with their growing communication skills with an information sheet that explains how questions are meant to gather information.
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Choosing Friends

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Friendship can be both a positive and negative experience for both children and adults. Learning about the qualities of a good friend can help individuals choose supportive and helpful relationships. As class members complete a graphic...
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Participating With Others

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
For learners with autism spectrum disorder, participating with others in a social setting can be stressful and overwhelming. A brainstorming activity prompts pupils to consider the expectations of a particular social occasion, including...
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Trying New Things

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Preparing for a change, big or small, can help learners with autism cope with a potential stressor. A short activity prompts individuals to come up with a plan for an upcoming new experience.
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Waiting

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Waiting can be hard for everyone, but for individuals with autism or other special needs, it can be confusing and frustrating. Lead a discussion in which students brainstorm times in their lives when they would need to wait, and help...
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Taking Turns

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Whose turn is it? Keep track of individuals' turns with a turn-taking board. Applicable to every subject and classroom, the educational strategy provides pupils with structured expectations and endurance while awaiting their turn.
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Sharing Materials

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
If you've ever broken up an argument about a toy or classroom item, you know how difficult it is to convince class members to share. The concept is even more complex for those with autism spectrum disorder and for learners who have...
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Sharing Space

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Interacting with peers can be difficult for many children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Guide them through a collaborative activity, during which class members come up with self-care solutions to a scenario in which they must...
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Communication Monitoring

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Monitor your learners' progress with social skills and appropriate social behavior. Split into four categories (social behaviors, communication behaviors, play behaviors, and inappropriate behaviors), the resource prompts educators to...
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Friendship Salad

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
What goes into a friendship salad? Kids find out as they create a fruit salad made of all the important parts of a successful classroom (helpers, listeners, hard workers, sharing, and encouraging words). Don't let that rotten banana in,...
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Respect for Self and Others—Giving and Getting the Big R

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewTween find out what it means to give and get respect. After reviewing the Recipe for Relationships studied in a previous lesson, groups create a dramatization of two-minute scenario in which an individual behaves inappropriately in a...
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Bullying Is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up—8th Grade

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

For Teachers 7th
Look at bullying from the other side with this instructional activity on bullying prevention. Conduct discussions on ways to deal with anger and reasons why someone might bully. After examining mistaken beliefs in small groups and using...
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If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem—3rd Grade

For Teachers 3rd
Fourth graders become familiar with safe ways to intervene in a bullying situation.  In this bullying intervention lesson plan, 4th graders understand that to do nothing is to help the bully. Students recognize the importance of helping...
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Bullying is Not a Normal Part of Growing Up—1st Grade

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

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

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

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify bullying. In this lesson plan students explore the feeling associated with bullying. Students brainstorm about bullying behaviors.
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Bullying Can Be Stopped—K-3rd

For Teachers K
Students explore behavioral science by conducting a puppet exercise in class. In this bullying lesson, students discuss the damage caused by bullies and what techniques work best to mediate conflicts. Students utilize hand puppets to...
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Bullying is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up—2nd Grade

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze student behavior by participating in class role-playing activities. For this bullying instructional activity, 2nd graders complete a worksheet titled "When I Am Angry" and discuss their emotional changes with...
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Bullying is Not Acceptable—6th Grade

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore student psychology by participating in an anti bullying activity. In this conflict management lesson plan, 6th graders define "bullying" and discuss what the methods of bullying are and how they can be prevented....
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Activity Plan 4-5: Let's Gather Round!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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