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Students explore self esteem and analyze their strengths and weaknesses.  In this building self esteem lesson plan students consider the role that self esteem plays in a healthy life. 
Second graders create a flower where each petal has their talents and unique qualities on the flower. In this self esteem lesson plan, 2nd graders understand that they are all special in their own way.
Sixth graders participate in a brainstorming activity in which they identify the types of decisions they make everyday. Individually, they complete a worksheet on making decisions effectively. After reading a poem, they identify the characteristics of the main character and how she is adjusting to her parents divorce. They interview one of their classmates on divorce and answer questions comparing themselves to a country to identify their morals and values.
Students describe self-esteem and what it means to them. In this health related lesson, students work through 4 exercises to become more aware of what self-esteem means to them and others in the classroom. The lesson ends with an understanding of confidence and self-assurance.
Students determine what contributes to their self-esteem. In this self-esteem lesson, students participate in a discussion by answering a list of questions. They complete two handouts; one entitled "Who's in the Mirror?" and another called "Write a Fable." They develop an understanding of peer pressure by completing the fable worksheet.
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.
Students examine the concept of self-esteem. For this personal health lesson, students explore their personal strengths and weaknesses in an effort to recognize their worth. Students analyze the personal inventory they create and discuss self-esteem issues.
Puppets provide a wonderful way for your students to explore self-esteem and other issues.
Students explore self-esteem and create a self-portrait collage. They discuss things they like about themselves, things they are able to do on their own, and reasons people appreciate them. They demonstrate how to give and receive compliments.
In this self esteem worksheets, students learn about positive and negative peer pressure. Students complete two worksheets with activities that help them understand positive friendships and negative friendships.
Learners research representations of self-esteem in music and literature, reflect on their meanings and use in developing positive attitudes. They make a presentations based on their research. They also keep a daily journal.
Students investigate the concept of self-esteem by making inquiry into the different kinds of exposure one allows into the mind to influence self development. The lesson uses key words to help them discuss different ideas about self-esteem.
Use a strong student/teacher relationship to foster a trusting environment.
Third graders explore the concept of self esteem. For this health lesson, 3rd graders participate in several classroom activities that address developing a positive self concept.
Ninth graders are introduced to the concept of self esteem - both high and low. Through role play, a hands-on activity and responding to literature, 9th graders explore the issues of self esteem.
Students make a list of factors that contribute to positive self esteem. In this self esteem lesson plan, students identify ways to boost self esteem if it is low.
Are your young scholars aware of the effect advertising can have on their self-image, self-esteem, and happiness? This lesson plan from the Media Awareness Network is aimed at increasing that awareness and mitigating any negative effects it might cause young consumers of media. Your class will complete opinion surveys as a warm-up activity, and then create their own television commercials that parody advertising techniques. This resource also contains an article on advertising and image.
Students explore the concept of self-esteem and listen to a story.  In this IALAC (I am lovable and capable) story lesson, students examine the impact that certain life events have on a person's developing self-esteem. Students respond to the story and discover that young people are very resilient and a close relationship with a parent makes a big difference.
Students use a Venn diagram to differentiate between traits of low self-esteem and high self-esteem. They use a continuum to decide where their self-esteem is on a daily basis noting changes.
Students apply what they have read to their life. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read and discuss the book I'm Gonna Like Me - Blowing Off a Little Self-esteem by Jaime Lee Curtis. Students identify how important having positive self-esteem is.

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