This bundled unit on self concept is appropriate for 6th and 7th grade students. The unit includes two lessons and two activities to support the identification and growth of a positive self concept.
The first lesson helps students define self concept and understand how self concept is developed. The real-world, age appropriate scenarios provided for guided and independent practice help students start the process of developing a more positive self concept.
The second lesson is an interactive activity that helps students understand the difference between building a positive self concept and choices that lead to a negative self concept. The activity concludes with a self concept building extension activity that can be done throughout the week.
The third lesson is an interactive activity that provides students with the tools to improve their self concept. Through a reading for information article and extension activity they learn about and practice making choices that lead to a positive self concept and identify choices that lead to a negative self concept.
The last lesson gives students the opportunity to build their own self concept by applying filters to help improve their emotional and physical reactions to the comments and actions of others.
This unit includes four lessons and all the necessary materials to successfully teach self concept in your classroom. Each lesson provides approximately 30-45 minutes of instruction in the classroom and can be adjusted for different time frames if necessary. The lessons are fully loaded with ELD and differentiation support as they are integrated with Common Core ELA standards. We suggest that you teach one lesson in this unit per week during your regular ELA time.
The 4 lessons included are:
1. Define and Develop Self Concept Lesson.
2. Positive vs. Negative Self Concept Activity.
3. Build a Positive Self Concept Activity.
4. Self Concept Filters Lesson.
1. (4) Teacher Guides with differentiation support.
2. (2) PowerPoint lessons with 31 colorful slides.
3. Reading for information article with questions.
4. (3) Writing for reflection.
5. Self concept thinking map.
6. Re-usable self concept scenario cards.
7. (2) Independent practice sheets.
8. Graphic organizer - Self concept thinking map.
9. Extension activity.
By the end of this lesson students will be able to:
1. Define self concept.
2. Explain the elements that contribute to one’s self concept.
3. Analyze scenarios and infer what choices contributed to the self concept example.
4. Summarize how to change your self concept.
5. Categorize choices for positive and negative self concept building.
6. Summarize how to change your self concept.
7. Assess actions and choices about changing self concept.
8. Create a plan to create a positive self concept.
9. Explain how to choose a healthy self concept reaction by applying appropriate filters
when dealing with others.
10. Reflect on how to personally apply self concept filters.