Social Awareness Teacher Resources

Walk a mile in someone else's shoes...easier said than done! The ability to empathize and relate to others is a key competency of social and emotional learning: Social Awareness. Help learners understand social norms and expectations, and recognize social support systems that are available to them. Lesson Planet has you covered with tons of resources to help you bring this valuable skill set into your classroom! 

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SEL: CASEL Competancies; Health:Wellness & Safety

For Teachers 7th
A 12-resource social and emotional health unit is designed to help seventh graders develop the skills they need to cope with disappointment and manage stress. They practice stress reduction techniques and share ideas for how to handle...
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Health Smart Virginia: 9th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 9th
To begin the Social-Emotional Health series designed for high school freshmen, a seven-page packet of activity ideas, lesson plans, and information resources provides instructors with a wealth of materials to support teaching the...
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Health Smart Virginia: 5th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 5th
The 10 resources in a fifth-grade social-emotional health unit emphasize demonstrating interpersonal skills, assuming responsibility for personal health habits, and practicing behaviors that promote active, healthy lifestyles. The first...
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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 kindergarteners through fifth...
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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series for grades 9-12 includes 21 lessons divided into 5 topics: fitness, hygiene, puberty and growing up, and safety. Each lesson has two hands-on activities designed to engage teens and...
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Conflict Resolution Education Curriculum

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Conflicts happen, conflicts grow, and learning how to deal with conflict is what this curriculum wants learners to know. A series of short videos teach viewers how to identify the source of a conflict, identify different types of...
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Keep Finding the Positive

For Teachers 5th Standards
Group members take on roles to create a positive classroom community. Learners perform their role—leader, recorder, presenter, timekeeper, encourager, and collector—in preparation for a formal presentation of their positive thinking...
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How Do I Act Like a Friend?

For Teachers K Standards
Familiar puppets set the stage for a thoughtful discussion about friendship. To show what they know, scholars role-play scenarios. Peers offer a thumbs up when they view positive character traits exhibit good friend behavior.  
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Managing Conflicts

For Teachers 12th
Conflicts happen. Learning how to manage conflicts in mature and positive ways is an important part of social-emotion growth. The instructional activity offers insight into behaviors that exacerbate conflicts as well as suggestions for...
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Positive Self Talk

For Teachers 10th
Mirror, mirror. Hook sophomores into the benefits of positive self-talk with a lesson that asks them to reflect on the roles they play at home, at school, and in their communities. Class members fill out a “Looking At Me In My...
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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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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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Behavioral Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding how consumers think is key to staying in business. Show high schoolers how their buying behavior really does affect the way the economy works with an informative video from Crash Course Economics. The video illustrates the...
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How Does a Friend Act?

For Teachers K Standards
Two puppets showcase social skills while scholars decide whether their actions are positive or negative. Learners take turns with the puppets, acting out scenarios with a peer while the rest of the class decide if they're being a good...
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Controlling Your Behavior

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
What are the rewards to learning self-control at an early age? A discussion-based lesson simulates the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment before assessing the positive and negative consequences to controlling one's behavior.
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Acting Out Respect and Compromise

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Puppets 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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The Holocaust: Exploring Active Citizenship through Resistors and Rescuers

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Resist, assist, rescue. As part of their study of the World War II Holocaust, class members research citizens who chose to actively oppose Hitler and the Nazi party.
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Sporting Behavior

For Teachers 5th
New ReviewSix small groups perform skits that showcase positive sporting behavior. Actors highlight how players try their best, encourage others, win gracefully, think positively, show respect, and resolve conflict. A class discussion and an Exit...
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Think Positive!

For Teachers 4th Standards
Following an attention-grabbing read-aloud, scholars brainstorm ways they can change negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Small groups plan and perform a skit that showcases one of the new ideas to uplift one's feelings....
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Are the "Star-Belly Sneetches" Good Citizens?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Create a tight-knit classroom community with a instructional activity that stresses the importance of belonging. First, Dr. Seuss lends his wise words about citizenship through The Sneetches and Other Stories. After a grand conversation...
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Play Therapy Activities to Enhance Self‐Esteem

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Discover activities to help learners increase self-awareness, build peer and family relations, and develop positive self-esteem. Here you'll find six suggestions for instilling a sense of confidence and self awareness in youngsters. Each...
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A Plan For Positive Action

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can one person really make a difference? As the culminating lesson in a twelve-part series, learners discuss how they can partake in an intercultural dialogue that can have a lasting impact on the global community, and how single...
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Social Media Education

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Show what you know about social media! The 16th and final lesson in The Social Media Toolbox gives pupils the opportunity to share their social media experiences with their school communities. Groups identify the most important messages,...
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Good Classroom Citizens

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What makes a good citizen? This is the driving question of a activity designed to address the importance of having an active presence and positive effect on the community. With the help of three learning strategies, scholars listen and...

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