Developing Self-Understanding and
Resilience in Gifted Students:
A Unit for Upper Elementary and Secondary Gifted Learners, provides a series of lessons, each with a variety of group and independent activities, to assist teachers and specialists in gifted education in meeting the social and emotional needs of this special population of learners. Each lesson is centered around a common question of gifted students, such as "What is giftedness and what is it not?" and "How do I advocate for myself with teachers, principals, etc. when I'm bored?" Through the course of the unit, students also develop higher order thinking and research skills with a long-term project in which they investigate the life of a gifted individual of their choice.