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16 resources with the concept grief

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"Three Months After" by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does despair feel like, and what does it look like? Pupils explore the theme of sadness with the sixth episode from the first season of the "There's a Poem for That" playlist. They watch an animated representation of Cristin O'Keefe...
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The Curriculum Guide for The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
The death of a parent can turn a child's world upside down. A curriculum guide for The Secret Hum of a Daisy explores defining moments in the main character's life, including the loss of her mother. Chapter-by-chapter discussion...
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An Educator's Guide to Counting by 7s

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Everyone takes a different journey through grief. A series of lesson plans for the novel Counting by 7s introduces readers to the main character who loses her parents in a car crash. Discussion questions and writing prompts combine...
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Personal Healing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
People grieve in different ways, but many seek a common place to remember and pay tribute to lost loved ones and countrymen. Middle schoolers embark on a research project in which they find various forms of memorialization and answer...
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Suits of Woe: Grief and Loss in Hamlet

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
“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...
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Do Animals Mourn Their Dead?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dolphin mothers whose babies have died have been photographed in the wild, holding their young above the water and staying with them for days in what scientists believe is a period of mourning. Viewers explore grief and the mourning...
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Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
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...
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Dealing with Grief and Loss

For Teachers K - 8th
Loss is something that everyone has to deal with, but that doesn't make it easy. Help children develop their coping skills with this collection of worksheets, providing them an opportunity to remember their loved ones through different...
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Social Studies: Dealing with Grief

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars 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...
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Inuit Folktales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read two Inuit folktales and explain how some individuals can survive great loss through a generous gift of life to others. They describe the "generosity of spirit" revealed in demonstrating respect for all life.
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One Stage at a Time

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the psychological coping mechanisms of cancer patients and relate individual cancer survivors' stories to Dr. Kubler-Ross' stages of grief. They use first-person accounts, discussion and journals to explore these concepts.
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A Taste of Blackberries

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in a shared reading of Doris Buchanan's, A Taste of Blackberries. They read about grief in the loss of a best friend and examine the skills of a responsible family member.
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The Trail of Tears; Its Grief and Loss

For Teachers 5th
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...
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A death in the Royal Family: Dealing with Loss

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Precious Things - Dealing With Loss

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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Coping With Loss: Exploring Ways To Turn Grief Into Hope

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners 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.