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Curated OER

#thankfulteacher @lessonplanet - Join the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge!

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Let your positivity inspire educators across the world with our 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge!
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Greater Good Science Center

Nurturing Gratitude From the Inside Out: 30 Activities for Grades K–8

For Teachers K - 8th
Teach the importance of showing gratitude at any age with a teacher's guide comprised of thirty activities. Browse the extensive table of contents to find the array of exercises designed to meet the needs of your learners. Scholars take...
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Spreading Gratitude Rocks

Token of Gratitude

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

Gratitude and the Environment

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A class discussion begins a two-part lesson about gratitude and the environment. In part one, learners watch a video then share their feelings about its most memorable moment. Delving deep into the meaning of gratitude, scholars create...
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Centervention

A Gratitude Jar for Kids

For Teachers K - 12th
A jar becomes a symbol of gratitude in an activity that challenges scholars to reflect on themselves. Learners decorate a jar to add a touch of personalization. Once ready, prompts offer participants a question or sentence frame that...
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Spreading Gratitude Rocks

A Gift of Gratitude

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

Gratitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your class to experience gratitude. In order to do so, discuss what your pupils are grateful for and show them a short film about gratitude. The class watches the video a couple of times before responding to a quotation taken...
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Learning to Give

Deliver Gratitude Day

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Gratitude is the focus of a discussion that sets the stage for pupils to take part in a service-learning project in which they deliver notes of kindness by way of social media or mail. A reflection closes the learning experience.
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Scholastic

Writing Letters of Gratitude

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson begins with a discussion on gratitude—what does it mean, and for who are learners thankful? Scholars share their thoughts and feelings then choose a community worker to which they wish to share their gratitude. Writers compose a...
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Therapist Aid

Gratitude Journal

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

Acts of Gratitude

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils celebrate the end of the school year by thanking those who had a positive impact on their lives.
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Spreading Gratitude Rocks

Gratitude Quote Poster

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
According to Cicero, "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." Pupils explore similar inspirational quotes after watching a time-lapse video. Next, scholars interpret one of the quotes by creating...
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Spreading Gratitude Rocks

A Note of Gratitude

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Gertrude Stein once said, "Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." Learners break their silence by engaging in discussion and making lists of what makes them grateful. Next, pupils write and illustrate a thank you letter to a chosen...
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Film English

365 Grateful

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage gratitude with a short film. Pupils first explore what grateful means and come up with five things they are grateful for. After a discussion, they watch the short film twice and discuss the content after each viewing, focusing...
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Spreading Gratitude Rocks

Gratitude Bank

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Money isn't the only type of currency that fills a piggy bank. Learners practice filling their banks with the the things that make them grateful. Pupils write about their talents, relationships, challenges, and life skills, making...
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Greater Good Science Center

Thank You for Believing in Me

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The fourth and final lesson in the Gratitude series has learners craft and deliver a Gratitude Letter to a significant person in their lives. Writers include information about how they benefitted from the attention of the benefactor, an...
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Curated OER

Giving Thanks: A Haudenosaunee Message of Thanksgiving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A discussion of thankfulness opens a lesson followed by a read-aloud of the "Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address Greetings to the Natural World." Scholars answer questions and write down what they are thankful for in their home or...
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Certificate Street

Appreciation Award

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Show your gratitude for any deed. Individuals will feel honored to receive this fairly basic but elegant certificate, which can be customized to recognize any act. Type in a student name, his or her achievement, the date, and your name...
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Curated OER

Caring and Gratitude

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students understand the importance of being grateful for what they have. In this philanthropic lesson, students respond to a quote by Matthew McConaughey about gratitude. Students brainstorm a list of important things in their lives and...
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Curated OER

Ray Frank on Gratitude and Repentance

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore Ray Frank's biography and achievements in relation to expressing gratitude and repentance. They create a list of the things they are grateful for and what repentance means to them. After listening to a Talmudic story,...
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Curated OER

Forgiveness and Gratitude

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils are introduced to the concepts of forgiveness and gratitude. As a class, they listen as they are read a story and note acts of forgiveness and gratitude. They answer comprehension questions and brainstorm definitions of peace to...
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Greater Good Science Center

See The Good Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists study all sorts of things. For example, studies show that it feels good to feel grateful. Feeling grateful also contributes to physical health and strengthen relationships. In the second lesson about gratitude, class members...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Getting Along: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Two lessons boost social awareness and spread gratitude. In the first instructional activity, scholars write a newspaper article that describes a conflict and ways to solve it. In the second instructional activity, pupils offer kindness...
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National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Local Heroes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The cover of The New Yorker magazine sparks a conversation about September 11th and the invaluable sacrifices the first responders made to rescue those in danger. Scholars discuss their observations, thoughts, and feelings then take pen...

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