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Expressing Emotions through Art Lesson 1—Everyone Shows They Care

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
In a instructional activity that explores art and emotions, scholars analyze a piece of art and discuss which emotions it portrays. They go on to reflect on their own emotions and how they are similar to the feelings expressed...
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Oral Interviews

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Show class members how personal history can be using an oral interview project. Even the youngest learners engage with history using a resource to create and execute interviews with members of their community. The activity walks a class...
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Protect Your Personal Space

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Bubbles blown in the air begin a lesson about personal space. Making the connection between one's personal bubble and the floating bubbles around them, scholars take part in an activity that challenges them to stand with their peers and...
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How I Act Is Who I Am

For Teachers K Standards
A instructional activity centers itself around the topic of family roles. A whole-class discussion uses puppets and posters to go in-depth into the following character traits; caring, responsibility, respect, and cooperation. The...
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Happy, Sad, Scared and Mad: All Belong To Me

For Teachers K Standards
"What are feelings?" and "Why are feelings important to understand?" are the essential questions of a lesson that boosts self-awareness. Scholars discuss the four basic emotions—happy, sad, scared, and mad—in preparation for a creative...
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Identity Self-Portraits

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What symbols represent you best? Individuals consider how they would draw peers using symbols about their identities with an interview and art activity. After conducting interviews and portraits, the art makes a great centerpiece for...
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Social Awareness Strategies

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What are the benefits of developing social awareness? Using the resource, readers learn strategies for fostering civil discourse, creating a participatory classroom, and enhancing family involvement. Scholars also take a personality...
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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 lesson all about big emotions. Scholars share a time when someone they know exhibited strong feelings, focusing on what they said, looked like, and how they...
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Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom, Rhyme-a, Rhyme-a, Zoom-Zoom

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Boost rhyming skills with a lesson that uses the classic story, Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom by Bill Martin Jr. A read-aloud sparks the interest of young scholars while they point out rhyming words and repeated text. A pocket chart...
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Stranger Danger

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Assist scholars in making safe choices with a activity 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...
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Benefits of Connecting with Nature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Feel the healing effects of nature. Individuals learn about the benefits of nature using imagery. They begin by defining words to express how they feel emotionally and then practice using those words with hands-on activities. Once they...
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Trees of the Midwest

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
All trees are not created equal. A set of three wildlife conservation lessons has learners examine the characteristics of individual trees. They look at the life cycle of the tree using a story and reference a field guide to identify...
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Take-a-Hike

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Learn about nature and health all in one set of lessons. Individuals use a scavenger hunt to record observations during a nature hike. They then complete activities to categorize their observations and rate the health of the habitat for...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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How Are You Feeling Today?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Familiarize scholars with a variety of emotions with a lesson that challenges young friends to draw and identify characteristics of specific feelings. As pupils walk through a presentation about emotions, they discuss their observations...
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Narrative STEM Lessons

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Read on if engineering interests you. Instructors peruse a set of narrative STEM lessons for grades K-6. All activities are based on reading a children's book and then solving a problem using the engineering design process.
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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No Bullying Allowed

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Through discussion, role play, read-alouds, writing, and more, scholars explore the concept of bullying and practice having courage while responsibly reporting unfriendly behavior. Friendship and respect are practiced and encouraged. ...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Kindergarten

For Teachers Pre-K Standards
Keep bullying away with the help of two lessons that focus on the golden rule and reporting hurtful behavior. Both lessons incorporate a classroom meeting that encourages an open dialogue about making good choices at school. Finger...
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Feelings - Thematic Unit

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Boost language skills with a unit all about feelings. Scholars from all grade levels take part in several lessons that incorporate specific vocabulary terms and adjectives while discussing their feelings with their peers. Reading...
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Global Water Supply Elementary School Curriculum

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Water is the focus of an interdisciplinary unit that brings awareness to its daily use around the world and the importance of conservation. Worksheets challenge scholars to match words and definitions, trace, complete a maze, and solve a...
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Emotions/Feelings

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Three lessons delve deep into the topic of feelings and the importance of expressing one's emotions. Through grand conversation, hands-on learning experiences, and reflective writing, scholars interpret the ups and downs of everyday...
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Analyzing Gender Stereotypes in Media

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Why might toy advertisers use gender stereotypes to sell their products? Young people think critically about media messages and its role in gender stereotyping with a thought-provoking activity.
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Writing Poetry with Rebus and Rhyme

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young scholars write rhyming poems using rebus. With pictures instead of words, authors create original work about things they love.