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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.


Certificate of Outstanding Performance
Acts of Kindness Award
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Common Core Teacher's Guide
Hooray Certificates
Joey Pigza Series Common Core Teacher's Guide
Special Achievement Award
Feeling Words Chart
More Popular Social/Emotional Printables

Lesson Plans

Acting Out Conflict
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Talk It Out Together
Table Manners
Remembering Names
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Resolution Vocabulary
Sixth Grade Basic Skills
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Second Grade Basic Skills
Fifth Grade Basic Skills
The Northern Irish Conflict: A Chronology
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older
More Social/Emotional References

Conflict Resolution Resources

Resolving Conflicts
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
More Popular Conflict Resolution Resources

Bullying Resources

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

Feelings & Emotions

Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 5-8
Emotion Similes
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Literature Guide
Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Impact of Disruption on Students with Exceptionalities
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
It Could Happen to You
Similar and Different
What About Fighting?
More Popular Resources on Social Skills

Dealing with Death

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

Literature & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

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

Art & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Facial Expressions Chart
Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
Friends Across the Wall
Cooperation Quilt
Build a Friend
What Color is Love?
Build Your Own Train
More Art Activities about Social/Emotional Issues

History & Social Studies Resources

My Friend Writing Printable
A Friendship Award
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
More Popular History & Social Studies Resources for Emotional Issues

Science & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World Discussion Guide
Animal Survival Instincts
Teacher's Guide to Jerk, California
Disaster Supply Kit
Left-Handers Are All Right
Healthy Teeth
More Science Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Discussing Natural Disasters

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

Language Arts & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Morse Code
No English Teacher's Guide
Friendly Interview
The Words You Speak
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Friendship Listening Center
More Language Arts Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Writing & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Daily Journal Topics: Friends Forever
A Friendly Note
Understanding Discrimination
Activity Kit for Crazy Hair Day & Star of the Week
What is Friendship?
Be a Peacemaker
Gun Safety—What Would You Do?
More Writing Activities on Social & Emotional Issues

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Teacher Resources
Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Resources
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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), 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 stories.

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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.