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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
Facial Expressions Chart
Similar and Different
My Side of the Mountain
More Popular Social/Emotional Printables

Lesson Plans

Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Acting Out Conflict
Talk It Out Together
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
The Struggle Against Segregation
More Social/Emotional Lesson Plans


Resolution Vocabulary
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older
Third Grade Basic Skills
Fourth Grade Basic Skills
Declaration of Sentiments
Sixth Grade Basic Skills
Second Grade Basic Skills
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
Bullying Prevention Resources
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Pledge to Play Nice! Children's Literature Activities
Bully-Proof Your Classroom
A Guide to Teaching Terry Trueman's Cruise Control, Inside Out, and Stuck in Neutral
Fight Bullying With Books!: A Guide for Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Caregivers
Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! Discussion Guide
Educator's Guide to the World of Patricia Polacco
Discussion Guide for Emma-Jean Books by Lauren Tarshis
Think Twice, Play Nice: Using the Power of Children's Literature to Take a Stand Against Bullying
Bluefish Classroom Ideas
Touching Spirit Bear and Ghost of Spirit Bear Reading Guide
Dork in Disguise, Dork on the Run, and Midsummer Night's Dork Teaching Guide
Shooter Reading Guide
Discussion Guide to Bystander
Educator's Guide for Playground
Laws Against School Bullying

Feelings & Emotions

Emotion Similes
The Luckiest Girl in the World Literature Guide
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Literature Guide
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 5-8
Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Changing Feelings
More Popular Resources on Feelings & Emotions

Social Skills

Positive Classroom Behavior
The Golden Rule
Class Meetings
Sorting Out Feelings
Similar and Different
Make a Rainbow Bulletin Board
It Could Happen to You
More Popular Resources on Social Skills

Dealing with Death

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

Literature & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
A Tale of Two Cities
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
The Taming of the Shrew
The Little Engine That Could: Activity Booklet
Silas Marner
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
More Popular Literature Resources for Social/Emotional Issues

Art & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
Cooperation Quilt
Friends Across the Wall
Build a Friend
It's Hat Day, Suzanne Lock
Activity Kit for Crazy Hair Day & Star of the Week
Poverty and Homelessness Drawing Activity
More Art Activities about Social/Emotional Issues

History & Social Studies Resources

The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Cooperation Cards
Table Manners
Civil Rights Quiz
Exploring Cultural Points of View
A Friendship Award
Life on the Home Front
More Popular History & Social Studies Resources for Emotional Issues

Science & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Healthy Teeth
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Reading Guide for The Underneath
Edible Wild Plants
Animal Survival Instincts
True North
More Science Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Discussing Natural Disasters

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

Language Arts & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Morse Code
Remembering Names
Friendly Interview
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
No English Teacher's Guide
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Sign It, Don't Say It
More Language Arts Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Writing & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Daily Journal Topics: Friends Forever
What is Friendship?
Peace Pledge
Cooperation Captions
Friendly Rainbows
The Beat Movement: Jack Kerouac
Katie Kazoo's "Top Ten"
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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