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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
My Friend Writing Printable
Similar and Different
Facial Expressions Chart
Certificate of Outstanding Performance
Morse Code
My Side of the Mountain
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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?
Identify the Resolution
More Social/Emotional Lesson Plans


Resolution Vocabulary
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older
Third Grade Basic Skills
Second Grade Basic Skills
Sixth Grade Basic Skills
Ethnic Concentrations in the United States
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

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

Feelings & Emotions

Emotion Similes
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Literature Guide
Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 5-8
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Death and the Grief Reaction Process
Talking With Children About War and Violence In the World
More Popular Resources on Feelings & Emotions

Social Skills

Positive Classroom Behavior
The Golden Rule
Similar and Different
Sorting Out Feelings
It Could Happen to You
What About Fighting?
Class Meetings
More Popular Resources on Social Skills

Dealing with Death

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

Literature & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
The Taming of the Shrew
A Tale of Two Cities
Silas Marner
The Little Engine That Could: Activity Booklet
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
Paper Towns Discussion Guide
More Popular Literature Resources for Social/Emotional Issues

Art & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Friends Across the Wall
Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
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
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Triangle Shirtwaist Company
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Table Manners
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
More Popular History & Social Studies Resources for Emotional Issues

Science & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Healthy Teeth
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Disaster Supply Kit
Animal Survival Instincts
Girlwood Teacher's Guide
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World Discussion Guide
More Science Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Discussing Natural Disasters

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

Language Arts & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
Remembering Names
Friendly Interview
The Words You Speak
Sign It, Don't Say It
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
I Can Speak the Magic Words in Many Languages
More Language Arts Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Writing & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Daily Journal Topics: Friends Forever
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
What is Friendship?
The Beat Movement: Jack Kerouac
How Do You Feel?
What Color is Love?
Friendly Rainbows
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


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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.

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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