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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.


Feeling Words Chart
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
My Friend Writing Printable
Morse Code
Facial Expressions Chart
Resolving Conflicts
Similar and Different
More Popular Social/Emotional Printables

Lesson Plans

Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Acting Out Conflict
Similar and Different
Table Manners
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Talk It Out Together
More Social/Emotional Lesson Plans


Resolution Vocabulary
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Ethnic Concentrations in the United States
Fifth Grade Basic Skills
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older
Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities on Holidays, 2003
Second Grade Basic Skills
More Social/Emotional References

Conflict Resolution Resources

Popular Conflict Resolution Resources
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
Responding to Conflict Amongst Young Children
Five Styles of Handling Children's Conflicts
Picture the Conflict
Controversial Issues: Conflicts in Society
Survey About Conflict and Me
More Popular Conflict Resolution Resources

Bullying Resources

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

Feelings & Emotions

Emotion Similes
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 5-8
School Disruption -- Nonviolent and Violent
The Demeter Project: Community Mentors
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
The Gorp Reading Activities
Practicing Problem Solving
More Popular Resources on Social Skills

Dealing with Death

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

Literature & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
A Tale of Two Cities
My Side of the Mountain
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Silas Marner
The Taming of the Shrew
More Popular Literature Resources for Social/Emotional Issues

Art & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Cooperation Quilt
Helper Coupons
Changing Feelings
Build a Friend
Build Your Own Train
I Think I Can "Conductor's Cap"
Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
More Art Activities about Social/Emotional Issues

History & Social Studies Resources

Understanding September 11th
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
YMCA Word Search
Has the Past Been Just?
Discussion Guide to the Books of Sarah Dessen
Exploring Cultural Points of View
More Popular History & Social Studies Resources for Emotional Issues

Science & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Left-Handers Are All Right
Healthy Teeth
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
True North
How Are We Different?
Edible Wild Plants
More Science Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Discussing Natural Disasters

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

Language Arts & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Friendly Interview
Remembering Names
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Sign It, Don't Say It
Friendship Listening Center
A Katie Kazoo Collection
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
More Language Arts Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Writing & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
Be a Peacemaker
Gun Safety—What Would You Do?
Cooperation Captions
My Personal Goals
"Flowers of Love" Thank You Writing Activity
"Me" Star Shape
More Writing Activities on Social & Emotional Issues

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Drug Prevention Resources
Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Resources

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