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Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members are encouraged to create their own advocacy graphic.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Teach the skills, phrases, and responses necessary to help another person. Your autistic learner will practice specific phrases and responses in simulated situations where an adult or peer needs assistance. The exercise includes helpful hints, tips, and troubleshooting suggestions to make the lesson go smoothly.
4th - Higher Ed Health
How Are My Social Skills?
An outstanding worksheet on social skills is here for you. This four-page worksheet poses 25 skills for learners to consider, and rate themselves on using a 1 - 5 scale. At the bottom of the sheet, they must choose five skills they feel need improvement, list them, and come up with three ideas of how they can improve.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Choosing To Help Others
Students investigate how people should act socially responsible in the community. They aare given a scenario and then asked how they are supposed to act in the situation. Then students role play to make a compassionate and responsible choice.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Karma Tycoon (Video Game): Running a Nonprofit Unit
Your class learns to launch and operate a nonprofit, procure funding, manage finances, and help others with this superbly designed unit. Includes well-crafted activities, Internet research, worksheets, vocabulary, and a high-interest video game "Karma Tycoon.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Project Love: How Can We Help Other Children with Literacy?
Students help others learn to read and write. In this service learning lesson plan, students write letters that are assembled in Project Love Kits for students in other countries who need help with reading and writing.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
New Review Civic Responsibility
Extra extra, read all about record levels of civic duty and social responsibility! Here is a handout featuring USA Today news articles on recent surging volunteer rates, such as among college freshmen, celebrity activists, or in the Peace Corps.
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Youth Emergency Preparedness
What is an emergency, why is preparing for one important, and how can your pupils help others prepare for an emergency? Answer these questions and more with a short unit. Learners will participate in a variety of collaborative, inquiry-based, and hands-on activities to learn about disaster preparedness.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Kids Can Make a Difference
What is a philanthropist? We can all be philanthropists! After assessing the needs of the school and listening to literature about how they can help others, primary learners develop a class project and maintain a journal of their progress and project results.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Let’s Be Friends
Introduce positive social skills and friendship to young learners with this wonderfully designed eight-lesson unit. It includes several activities to help learners identify positive attributes, build empathy, and understand the qualities of a good friend.
4 mins 2nd - 3rd 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
What Are the Social Studies?
Identify core social studies subjects with adult learners. They will discuss key issues from twentieth century American history and identify key social studies concepts taught at elementary grade levels. They then modify this activity to work with elementary social studies students.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Students discuss cyberbullying and how they can defend their friends that may be bullied online and offline. In this sociology lesson, students discover the value in showing empathy for those who have been cyberbullied. As a class, students generate multiple solutions for helping others when cyberbullying occurs.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Big Feet/ Sharing Our Knowledge
Pupils investigate the concept of ownership of the community and being part of it. They conduct research about global ecology in order to make a presentation. The communication must be clear and brief to give information. The lesson has a correlation to social character studies also.
4th - 6th Science
Relationships, Day 1: Self-Esteem
Expose your secondary special education class to the importance of belonging and feeling accepted. They define self-esteem, pride, and appreciation. Then create a self collage and share what they like about themselves with the class. A great resource for building self-efficacy and esteem.
9th - 12th Special Education & Programs
Language Arts Skills: Listening and Speaking Strategies
Your class can practice communicating clearly. They practice listening and speaking through games such asTelephone and a social scavenger hunt. This is a solid lesson plan that helps apply good communication skills.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Students discover ways to help others. They share ways they help their family and friends. Afterward, students trace hand prints on paper and then draw pictures and words to explain how the hands can be used to help other people. They display the helping hands.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts