Grief or Loss Teacher Resources
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New Review Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone
Good grief? Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Grief" and Emily Dickinson's "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" are the focus of a series of close reading activities that ask groups to compare the point of view and tone of these two poems on the same subject.
11th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Suits of Woe: Grief and Loss in Hamlet
“Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die/Passing through nature to eternity.” Grief, and the response to grief and loss, is the focus of a series of activities that uses Hamlet as a launchpad. Groups examine Act I, scene ii to see how Hamlet, Gertrude, and Claudius respond to the death of Hamlet’s father.
11th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Coping With Loss: Exploring Ways To Turn Grief Into Hope
Students discuss how personal experiences of loss and grief can affect survivors, discuss various ways to cope with loss and grief, ways to help others cope with loss and grief, and specifically, with the aftermath of violence.
6th - 12th Health 6 Views 3 Downloads
The Trail of Tears; Its Grief and Loss
Fifth graders are introduced to the removal of Native Americans along the Trail of Tears. In groups, they examine the political factors that caused this removal and its effect on society. To end the lesson, they discuss various ways to deal with grief and loss.
5th Health 3 Views 14 Downloads
Students explore, study and discuss ways to help others to cope with loss and grief after the aftermath of violence. They discuss how personal experiences of loss and grief can affect survivors. Each student writes their reflections in their journals.
5th - 8th Health 3 Views 15 Downloads
Precious Things - Dealing With Loss
Students inquire how to deal with a personal loss. They explore how to deal positively with feelings. Students read stories about individuals who have lost personal possessions. Students rank items in order of preciousness. They share the three most important things in life.
6th - 9th Health 3 Views 5 Downloads
A Poem About Sadness
In this emotional health learning exercise, students explore the feelings of sadness, grief and loss by first reading and decorating a poem which states that it is all right to feel sad. Students color emotion pictures and discuss as a group why someone behaves a certain way.
2nd - 3rd Health 9 Views 53 Downloads
Social Studies: Dealing with Grief
Students discover how to deal with grief by accepting their feelings. During a musical/meditative session they recall a time when they lost someone or something they loved and progress to a feeling of happiness for having had known them. In a group activity they enact the drama, "Acky Wacky," which explores dealing with loss.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
A death in the Royal Family: Dealing with Loss
Students read and discuss the story "Prince Talks About Magical Grandmother." They list ceremonies of traditions associated with emotional times in their lives. Students prepare a script for a video message to Prince Charles designed to help him understand how highly his grandmother was thought of.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Creating Compassionate Communities
Have you ever lost someone? Middle and high school learners journal about a time they experienced the loss of someone through death, divorce, moving, or another type of change. They share their responses and discuss an article relating to police brutality.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 61 Downloads
Learning to Give: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Young scholars read two Inuit folktales about life and death. In this language arts lesson, students study the models of giving found in these Inuit tales about life, death, grief, sacrifice, and generosity. As the class reads these tales, they are simultaneously learning about the Inuit culture.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Trail of Tears; Its Grief and Loss
Fifth graders trace the development and expansion of the US while studying the Trail of Tears. They examine the political factors and analyze the impact the Indian Removal Act had upon a society. They present a case for or against the Indian Removal Act.
5th Health 6 Views 60 Downloads
Schools Under Attack: Reaction, Grief, Recovery
Young scholars explore different types of stress and how to cope with different types of anxiety. In this how to deal with stress lesson, students watch videos about recent terrorist attacks on school grounds, and research and demonstrate their understanding of coping skills.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 30 Downloads
Lesson: Paint Inspiring Words
The painting Three Young Girls circa 1620, was believed to be painted after the death of the subjects' mother. Art enthusiasts analyze the image details to determine if they come to the same conclusion. They then use the sensory details in the painting to compose an original poem.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads
Students discuss the stages of grieving and reactions to death. They list the steps of the grieving process and how to develop a positive adjustment to loss. They study The 'Rape Myths' key (from the Sexual Violations lesson) as part of the presentation.
9th - 12th Health 4 Views 10 Downloads