Friendship Teacher Resources
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Developing Empathy and Building Friendships
This bullying prevention lesson addresses the meaning of empathy, feelings of being excluded, and friendship-building skills. While it is designated for 8th grade, some of the materials seem appropriate for 6th or 7th grade. The lesson includes a brainstorming activity, an inclusion/exclusion exercise, small group and whole class discussion.
6th - 8th Health
December: We All Want to Feel Included
Second graders discuss bullying, empathy and making friends. In this social skills lesson, 2nd graders read a story and have a class discussion on what it means to be empathetic, how to be a good friend and how strong friendships and empathy can help prevent bullying.
2nd English Language Arts
Students read selections about friendships and discover ways to work with other learners. In this building friendships lesson plan, students identify main ideas and details in reading selections about friendship and how to make friends. Students use story maps, dialogue, and essays to discover ways friends can help them enjoy life and learning.
6th - 8th Health
Tolerance: Words that Hurt/Words that Heal
Students "role-play" the part of a person who says unkind things and are photographed while doing so. They then act out a story about making friends. They practice saying kind things and are photographed. Word bubbles are added captioning the ph
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Listening Exercises: How to Make Friends at A New School
In this listening exercise worksheet, students watch a video entitled, "How to Make Friends at a New School." They fill in the blanks in six steps to making friends and click the "Done" button to submit the answers.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Students read "Fans Gear Up to Say Goodbye to 'Friends'" from The New York Times and discuss the elements of the sitcom 'Friends' that made it such a success. After brainstorming reasons for 'Friends' popularity, students work in groups to create a pitch for a new television show with the same theme.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Friend, Starting With You!
Students examine and identify their own positive character traits and friendship skills and how to make new friends. They discuss the importance of friendship, listen to the book "The 329th Friend," and create an invitation for a new potential friend to eat lunch with them.
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Working Together to Prevent Bullying: We All Want to Feel Included
Help learners understand the impact of bullying and express empathy. Pupils re-arrange jumbled poems about bullying in small groups and discuss these poems with the class. Hold a discussion about empathy and friendship to encourage students to be accepting of everyone at school.
Whether it's the first day of school, or there's a new kid in the class, it's always great to talk about ways we make new friends and be a good friend. Younger learners are presented with several scenarios to discuss and think about. They can talk about them as a class or in small groups.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Explorers: James and the Giant Peach
Expand readers' study of character with Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and connect it to social studies curriculum by analyzing James as a world explorer. Readers create a character cluster (model attached) of James by citing direct and indirect characterization.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History