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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
My Side of the Mountain
Facial Expressions Chart
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Morse Code
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?
Table Manners
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Resolution Vocabulary
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older
Second Grade Basic Skills
Fifth Grade Basic Skills
Fourth Grade Basic Skills
Negro League Baseball
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
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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
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Bullying Prevention Resources
Bully-Proof Your Classroom
Fight Bullying With Books!: A Guide for Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Caregivers
Discussion Guide to Bystander
Shooter Reading Guide
Discussion Guide for Emma-Jean Books by Lauren Tarshis
Touching Spirit Bear and Ghost of Spirit Bear Reading Guide
Bluefish Classroom Ideas
Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! Discussion Guide
Dork in Disguise, Dork on the Run, and Midsummer Night's Dork Teaching Guide
Educator's Guide to the World of Patricia Polacco
Laws Against School Bullying
A Guide to Teaching Terry Trueman's Cruise Control, Inside Out, and Stuck in Neutral
Think Twice, Play Nice: Using the Power of Children's Literature to Take a Stand Against Bullying
Pledge to Play Nice! Children's Literature Activities
Educator's Guide for Playground

Feelings & Emotions

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

Social Skills

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

Dealing with Death

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

Literature & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
A Tale of Two Cities
The Little Engine That Could: Activity Booklet
The Taming of the Shrew
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
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
Activity Kit for Crazy Hair Day & Star of the Week
Changing Feelings
I Am a Friend Mobile
More Art Activities about Social/Emotional Issues

History & Social Studies Resources

Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Has the Past Been Just?
Silas Marner
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
The Report Card Teacher's Guide
More Popular History & Social Studies Resources for Emotional Issues

Science & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Healthy Teeth
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Girlwood Teacher's Guide
Left-Handers Are All Right
How Are We Different?
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
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
More Natural Disasters Resources for Teachers

Language Arts & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
Remembering Names
The Words You Speak
Friendly Interview
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Sign It, Don't Say It
Friendship Listening Center
More Language Arts Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Writing & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

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

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April Calendar of Events
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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.

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.