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Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Examples of Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary Mathematics Instruction

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

Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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eGFI

Marshmallow Design Challenge

For Teachers K - 12th
How tall is your marshmallow structure? With limited supplies (including uncooked spaghetti noodles, masking tape, and one marshmallow), teams endeavor to support the marshmallow atop the tallest spaghetti structure they can build....
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Curated OER

Good Sportsmanship Leads to Home Run

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils share examples of good sportsmanship, then read a news article about a team helping an injured player score a home run. The teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news...
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Curated OER

Cardio Kickball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Fast, furious, and fun! An action packed kickball game that keeps everyone moving; that's why it's called cardio kickball. This game can be played inside a gym or outside on a field.
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Curated OER

Teamwork and Productivity: Building a Better "What's It"

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students produce products and calculate their group's profit or loss.  In this productivity lesson, students work as a team to produce products at specific specifications for a pretend company.  At the end of the time limit, they compute...
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Curated OER

Medicare Reform

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students calculate how much of each paycheck is deducted into the Medicare system, explain the need for health insurance and Medicare, and work in small groups to develop their own plan to reform Medicare.
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Curated OER

What's Out There? Space Shuttle Exploration and Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners simulate life in space aboard the space shuttle. In this space exploration lesson, students work in small groups to model life aboard the space shuttle. Each student is given a job, conducts Internet research on space, and...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Working In Teams

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Working in teams can be a challenge but also offer many rewards. Developing the skills necessary to work effectively in teams is the focus of the third lesson plan in the Getting Started Module designed for middle schoolers. Participants...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Who Are You?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Personal involvement in any class is essential! That's the takeaway from the first lesson in the Getting Started module. Class members participate in games to learn each other's names and details. The goal is to create an atmosphere...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Cooperation and Teamwork

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
One of Aesop's fables begins with a instructional activity about cooperation and teamwork. Scholars listen carefully, taking note of the moral of the story. The class discusses their findings and why working with others makes work...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Cooperation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars practice cooperation by working together for a common cause. After a short demonstration, learners fill in a T-Chart describing how cooperation looks and sounds. Small groups work together to pick up tiny beads and put...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Setting Expectations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learning to work together respectfully is one of those life skills learned through practice. The second lesson in the series has groups attempt to complete an activity and then discuss the obstacles they faced. Using what they learned in...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Role Playing Relating to Big Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
While most high schoolers are too young to vote, they still need to learn the skills needed to solve problems. The ninth resource in a 10-part civics series presents class members with four "What Would You Do?" scenarios that have them...
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Teach Engineering

Paper Towers and Pool Balls Design Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Those who build together learn together. Scholars work in groups on two teamwork-building activities that involve engineering design. They first construct the tallest tower they can using five sheets of paper and masking tape. Next, they...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Service Learning Projects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Service learning projects provide pupils an opportunity to put the theories they are learning about civics into practice. Scholars investigate the needs of their community and then adopt a project for them to become involved in.
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British Council

Drawing Dictation

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Scholars give drawing dictations to practice using prepositions of place correctly. They work in groups, taking turn dictating and drawing. Learners then receive a picture they have not seen and write directions to accompany the image.
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British Council

The Months of the Year

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
What month is it? Scholars work with a team and play a game to guess which month is described by given clues. While playing, pupils learn more about what makes each month different with a main focus being on the weather.
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Workforce Solutions

Workplace Personalities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Being able to get along with a variety of personalities in the workplace is a key job skill. To gain insight into the importance of this skill, class members take on roles of various personality types and work in groups to try to build a...
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Workforce Solutions

Networking BINGO

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A Networking BINGO game asks participants to find scholars who share a variety of the same interests and characteristics. Categories include everything from shoe size, to biggest fear, to intended college major.
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Egg-streme Sports

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a new twist in the egg drop competition. Using only six inches of tape, four straws, and 2 pieces of newspaper, teams build a structure that keeps an egg from breaking when dropped. What's different about this project is that the...
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Workforce Solutions

Evaluating Your Brand

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After completing an evaluation worksheet that asks learners to rate their skills honestly, individuals create an action plan that includes specific steps to improve in these areas.
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Human Knot

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Employability skills are difficult to measure but are essential in the workplace. Introduce high schoolers to employability skills with the Human Knot activity. Groups of six grab hands to form a human knot and untangle themselves. The...
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Health Smart Virginia

Making Partners

For Teachers K
Partnering with someone new may be daunting. Here a lesson encourages young peers to work collaboratively in physical activity settings. Following a whole-class discussion, scholars participate in several cooperative activities that...