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Social & Emotional Issues - Teacher Resources

Help develop your students' social skills, emotional skills, and quality of character. These printables, lessons, and other resources will supply guidelines and advice for addressing social and emotional issues. You'll find literature guides that deal with friendship, love, and bullying, advice on conflict-resolution, tips for talking to your students about war, death, and violence, help with understanding your students' development and social skills, and many other cross-curricular activities to use in your classroom. From writing to math, we have plenty of resources to help you deal with your students' social and emotional issues.


Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
My Friend Writing Printable
Feeling Words Chart
Similar and Different
Facial Expressions Chart
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
More Popular Social/Emotional Printables

Lesson Plans

Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Acting Out Conflict
Talk It Out Together
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Table Manners
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Resolution Vocabulary
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older
Second Grade Basic Skills
Third Grade Basic Skills
Fourth Grade Basic Skills
Negro League Baseball
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
More Social/Emotional References

Conflict Resolution Resources

Resolving Conflicts
Popular Conflict Resolution Resources
Responding to Conflict Amongst Young Children
Five Styles of Handling Children's Conflicts
Picture the Conflict
Controversial Issues: Conflicts in Society
Exploring the Conflict Continuum
More Popular Conflict Resolution Resources

Bullying Resources

Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
Socially Inappropriate Behaviors
Pledge to Play Nice! Children's Literature Activities
Bullying Prevention Resources
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Bully-Proof Your Classroom
A Guide to Teaching Terry Trueman's Cruise Control, Inside Out, and Stuck in Neutral
Touching Spirit Bear and Ghost of Spirit Bear Reading Guide
Educator's Guide to the World of Patricia Polacco
Fight Bullying With Books!: A Guide for Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Caregivers
Discussion Guide to Bystander
Think Twice, Play Nice: Using the Power of Children's Literature to Take a Stand Against Bullying
Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! Discussion Guide
Dork in Disguise, Dork on the Run, and Midsummer Night's Dork Teaching Guide
Shooter Reading Guide
Educator's Guide for Playground
Bluefish Classroom Ideas
Discussion Guide for Emma-Jean Books by Lauren Tarshis
Laws Against School Bullying

Feelings & Emotions

Emotion Similes
Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 5-8
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Literature Guide
School Disruption -- Nonviolent and Violent
Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Death and the Grief Reaction Process
More Popular Resources on Feelings & Emotions

Social Skills

Positive Classroom Behavior
Class Meetings
The Golden Rule
Sorting Out Feelings
Identify the Resolution
Similar and Different
Make a Rainbow Bulletin Board
More Popular Resources on Social Skills

Dealing with Death

If I Stay and Where She Went Discussion Guide
Development of a Child's Understanding of Death
A Monster Calls Discussion Guide
Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze Discussion Guide
How It Went Down Common Core Teacher's Guide
Defense Mechanisms Used to Cope With Death
Common Strategies Used to Cope With Death
Ways to Help Others Grieve
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Relationship Between Crisis and Special Education
Intervention Strategies for Terminal Illness
Remembering Mrs. Rossi Teacher's Guide
September 11, 2001: Attack on New York City Teacher's Guide
Wintergirls Discussion Guide
Strays Discussion Guide
The Leanin' Dog Reading Guide
After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away Reading Guide

Literature & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
A Tale of Two Cities
My Side of the Mountain
Silas Marner
The Taming of the Shrew
The Little Engine That Could: Activity Booklet
Les Misérables Literature Guide
More Popular Literature Resources for Social/Emotional Issues

Art & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
Friends Across the Wall
Cooperation Quilt
Build a Friend
I Am a Friend Mobile
Changing Feelings
Build Your Own Train
More Art Activities about Social/Emotional Issues

History & Social Studies Resources

The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Cooperation Cards
The Struggle Against Segregation
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Civil Rights Quiz
Exploring Cultural Points of View
A Friendship Award
More Popular History & Social Studies Resources for Emotional Issues

Science & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Healthy Teeth
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
Reading Guide for The Underneath
Left-Handers Are All Right
What Color is Love?
More Science Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Discussing Natural Disasters

Intervention Strategies for Disaster
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Family Disaster Plan
Disaster Supply Kit
Flooding Safety
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
More Natural Disasters Resources for Teachers

Language Arts & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Morse Code
Remembering Names
Friendly Interview
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
I Can Speak the Magic Words in Many Languages
The Words You Speak
More Language Arts Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Writing & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

What is Friendship?
Cooperation Captions
Daily Journal Topics: Friends Forever
Ways to Raise Money for Charity
Be a Peacemaker
Gun Safety—What Would You Do?
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
More Writing Activities on Social & Emotional Issues

Related Resources

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Teacher Resources
Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Resources


Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.

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