SEL Lessons for Character Education (Week 2 - Explore) - Amelia Earhart

SEL Lessons for Character Education (Week 2 - Explore) - Amelia Earhart
SEL Lessons for Character Education (Week 2 - Explore) - Amelia Earhart
SEL Lessons for Character Education (Week 2 - Explore) - Amelia Earhart
SEL Lessons for Character Education (Week 2 - Explore) - Amelia Earhart
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  1. This character education bundle includes 13 weeks (49 total lessons) of character education lesson plans and printables teaching social skills, social emotional learning and life lessons centered around a weekly character trait and real-life "hero." The lessons are suitable for K-2 and can be custo
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Learn character and social skills from the life of aviator Amelia Earhart! This 5-day packet contains the SEL (SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING) lesson plans and printables from WEEK 2 of our 36-week SEL-integrated Kindergarten Heroes™ curriculum. While SEL is integrated throughout all subjects within the Kindergarten Heroes curriculum, these lesson plans focus on it directly each day.


This packet integrates with the Kindergarten Heroescomplete year curriculum, however you can adapt these lessons to work as stand-alone units as well. Our hero of the week is Amelia Earhart. Our character trait focus is Heroes Explore. Our SEL strategy is Engage your Super Hero Vision.

WEEK 2 FOCUS (Social Emotional Learning)

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NOTE: This packet covers a variety of character and social skills gleaned from our hero's life story!

You’ll kick off week two by being explorers! Students will explore themselves and envision their dreams while considering what’s necessary to achieve their goals. You’ll guide students to dive deeper into the problems they face by encouraging them to look below the surface to the details and causes of a situation before they respond. 

Students learn to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds. They will work on creating a classroom community where they can establish healthy and rewarding relationships. 

  • Day 1: We introduce the character trait “Explore” and the SEL Strategy “Engage Your Superhero Vision.”
  • Day 2: We Meet the Hero. You’ll introduce students to Amelia Earhart.
  • Day 3: We Think About the Hero and practice our character trait of exploration. 
  • Day 4: We Learn From the Hero and learn about how heroes prepare in order to achieve their goals. 
  • Day 5: We practice empathy for others and helping others within different situations. We’ll close with a “crowning ceremony” for the “Explore” character trait.


You will receive five 20-30 minute lesson plans and scripts with Social Emotional teaching tips and SEL and state standards met. Additionally, you will receive one-page weekly and daily overviews for the following lessons:

  • Day 1: SEL Strategy of the Week (Engage Your Superhero Vision)
  • Day 2: Meet the Hero.
  • Day 3: Think About the Hero.
  • Day 4: Learn from the Hero.
  • Day 5: Review, Recap and Crowning Ceremony for the Character Trait "Heroes Explore"


  • 123 pages of printables, with color and black and white options
  • Five 20-30 minute lesson plans and scripts with Social Emotional teaching tips
  • Weekly and daily lesson plan summaries with SEL and state standards met
  • Social Emotional Learning Introduction
  • Lesson Photos
  • Engage Your Superhero Vision Poster
  • Exploring Eagle’s Super Vision
  • Exploring Our Classroom
  • Explore More Poem
  • We Explored And Found Anchor Chart
  • From an Airplane Poem
  • Sequencing Activities
  • Transatlantic Flight Poster
  • Prepare/Air/There Poster
  • Prepare Your Runway Journal Entry
  • Heroes Explore Journal Entry
  • Heroes Explore Poster
  • Engage Your Superhero Vision Poster
  • Welcoming Zola Journal Entry
  • Explore Crown
  • Weekly Hero Rubric for notebook assignments
  • Weekly and Daily Blank Teacher Planning sheets
  • Standards Map with state standards met


The SEL lesson plans may be used conjunction with the matching Kindergarten Heroessubjects (Math, Science, Language, etc) or as a standalone subject to suit your needs. Buy the complete year bundle and save!


This curriculum is fully SEL-integrated across all subjects. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Aspen Institute's Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development, SEL-integrated curriculum is needed to strengthen student outcomes and life success. Research has conclusively proven that SEL skills work, can be taught and not only improve social skills but also improve academic development.

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Teaching Duration
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