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This social awareness SEL curriculum includes 5 detailed lessons filled with hands-on and mindful activities that teach older kids about social expectations and social cues, empathy, peer pressure, conflict resolution, and anti-bullying.
The lessons and activities work great for morning classroom meetings or daily lessons, school counselors and classroom teachers, and kids in grades 3-5.
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What does this Social Awareness unit cover?
Through a variety of thought-provoking lessons, discussions, community building ideas, and tons of engaging activities…
Lesson 1: Social Expectations & Cues
★Kids will learn to understand what social expectations are and attempt to follow them. They will learn and understand what social cues are and how they are used to communicate messages differently.
Lesson 2: Empathy
★Kids will learn to understand what empathy is and why it is important. They will describe ways of being empathetic (looks, sounds, feels) and ways that are not. They will be encouraged to act in empathetic ways.
Lesson 3: Peer Pressure
★Kids will learn to understand what peer pressure is and share good and bad examples from their knowledge and experience. They will learn strategies of how to avoid and respond to negative peer pressure.
Lesson 4: Conflict Resolution
★Kids will learn to identify ways to solve conflict and demonstrate effort in solving them peacefully. They will describe conflicts they have encountered and what they learned.
Lesson 5: Anti-Bullying
★Kids will learn to understand what bullying is and what it is not. They will learn to describe and demonstrate ways to stand up to and stop bullying behavior. They will be encouraged to actively attempt to stop bullying when they encounter it.
Activities included in the Social Awareness unit:
Look at the PREVIEW for a look at this SEL unit up close and the variety of lessons and activities included!
*Discussion Starters cards
*Lesson Challenge Task Cards
*Anchor chart pieces & examples
*Bulletin board ideas & materials
*Literature connections & writing activities
*Linked videos to support lessons
*Book connections & writing activities
*Card & board games
*Scenario task cards
*Tabbed booklet about conflict resolution
*Anti-bullying pledge forms and hand quotes
*Ice Breaker activities
Notes for Teachers:
Teachers are provided with lesson materials, instructions, and a layout that is simple and easy to implement. mind+heart is a flexible SEL curriculum that can be taught when educators have time, while the recommendation is to teach a lesson once or more a week. The format works well during morning or classroom meetings.
mind+heart loosely aligns with the CASEL framework of the 5 core competencies for SEL, as well as other state SEL initiatives, which are research-based. It provides educators with an affordable and accessible option that is comprehensive and appropriate for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade elementary classrooms.
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