This series of three lessons will help your upper-elementary, middle school, or gifted elementary students learn more about what friendship means, where to find friends, and what kinds of friends they might have. Complete with activities and rubrics, this set of lessons will raise everyone's awareness of each other's emotional needs.
This set of lessons is perfect for the beginning of the year or as a mid-year community builder. It is also ideal for counselors or prevention specialists to use as part of a schoolwide friendship-building, bully-prevention program.
This lesson was based on the research on friendship by Miraca Gross and was written as part of a course in understanding the social and emotional development of gifted children.