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New Review Exploring Self-Esteem 1: What Is Self-Esteem?
Adolescents explore self-esteem and the various factors that influence a persons sense of self in this four-part lesson series. Through a combination of whole class instruction, small group discussions, and independent work, students learn how personal relationships, life events, and discrimination all impact the way people feel about themselves.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
7th - 9th Health
New Review Me, Myself, I: Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
Celebrate the positive qualities of young learners with this collection of self-esteem worksheets. After first listing their interests and personal qualities, students go on to monitor their self-esteem over the course of a week, identifying factors that influence the way they feel about themselves.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review Self Confidence Worksheet
Boost the confidence of adolescents with this series of self-esteem worksheets. Prompting students to think about their experiences growing up, this resource helps pupils build a positive self-image and develop strategies for handling difficult situations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Tree of Self Esteem Game
Create a respectful classroom community and boost children's self-esteem with this collaborative activity. Working in small groups, children take turns filling in each other's tree of self-esteem with compliments, personal strengths, and positive qualities, helping students develop a positive sense of self.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in a writing exercise.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Full Esteem Ahead
Does having higher self esteem encourage learners to take better care of themselves? It absolutely does! Does having high self esteem mean that one likes everything about themselves? No, but that they like most things and can work to improve parts they are not quite so happy with.
3rd - 5th Physical Education
Full Esteem Ahead
Young learners who feel good about themselves will fare better in the long run than those who do not have a high level of self-esteem. Introduce youngsters to what it means to like themselves. Discuss positive characteristics and qualities, and how everyone is different.
K - 2nd Health
The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem
Are your students aware of the effect advertising can have on their self-image, self-esteem, and happiness? This lesson from the Media Awareness Network is aimed at increasing that awareness and mitigating any negative effects it might cause young consumers of media.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Identity: A Path to Self-Esteem
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.
6th English Language Arts
Students examine the concept of self-esteem. In this personal health instructional activity, 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.
6th - 8th Health
Students determine what contributes to their self-esteem. In this self-esteem instructional activity, 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
New Review Genius Book
Find the inner genius in each of your students with this printable book template. With a cover page and two additional pages that ask children to explain why they are a genius and what they will do with their genius, this resource is a great way to build the class's self-esteem and start the school year off on a positive note.
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Puberty/Adolescence, Day 3: "Am I Normal?"
"Am I normal?" Bring this topical discussion to your health or teen issues class, who might be struggling with their developing identities. Learners discuss relationships, including acquaintences, friendships, girlfriends, boyfriends, and spouses.
9th - 10th Health
Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include social skills, appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction, and sexually transmitted diseases.
9th - 12th Health
Feeling Good about Ourselves
Students examine what makes them happy. In this self-esteem lesson plan, students work together to create a flip chart about what they think happiness is and discuss their reactions to the list. They create a name tag about who they are and share with the room talking to each other individually.
6th - 9th Health