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Facing History and Ourselves

Maintain and Modify

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Maintain or modify? That's the question scholars answer as they reflect on their focus and engagement in that day's lesson. Were learners focused and contributing, or do they need to modify their level of participation?
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Overcoming Obstacles

Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Through a series of activities, middle schoolers learn how to celebrate their strengths, identify their weaknesses, and brainstorm strategies they can use to turn their weaknesses into strengths.
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Lions Clubs International Foundation

Mindful Self-Awareness Exercise: Recognizing Strengths

For Parents Pre-K - 2nd
Learners think of something they're good at and reflect on how they feel about it. Pupils then think of ways to be even better at it and set a mental goal to practice.
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Lions Clubs International Foundation

Mindful Self-Awareness Exercise: Accurate Self-Perception

For Parents 3rd - 5th
Encourage scholars to complement themselves. An activity challenges pupils to think of their strengths and complete a positive statement. 
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Lions Clubs International Foundation

Mindful Self-Awareness Exercise: Recognizing Strengths

For Parents 3rd - 5th
Encourage self-awareness with an activity that allows scholars to look inward. Learners identify their strengths and challenges and brainstorm ways to better themselves. 
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Overcoming Obstacles

Identifying Strengths

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A game of Jeopardy helps participants identify their strengths and those of their classmates. Players use five index cards to identify their strengths in five categories (Sports & Fitness, Arts & Music, Friends & Family,...
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Lions Clubs International Foundation

Mindful Self-Awareness Exercise: Recognizing Strengths

For Parents 6th - 12th
Kermit the Frog may lament that it isn't easy being green, but the good news is that his greenness is a strength that helps him hide from predators. A mindful self-awareness exercise helps participants recognize and celebrate their...
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American Chemical Society

Testing Materials to Learn About Their Properties

For Teachers 2nd
Storing food in plastic makes more sense than storing it in paper. Young learners research the properties of these materials along with aluminum foil. They then connect the properties of the materials to their usefulness by completing a...
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Greater Good Science Center

Discover Your Great Full Self

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Reflecting on character strengths can bring a little sunshine as the gray days of winter approach. Tweens and teens view a PowerPoint presentation, watch a short video about character strengths, and take a survey that helps them identify...
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Ashoka

A Toolkit for Promoting Empathy in Schools

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Instill kindness with a unit all about empathy. Lessons and activities follow a prepare, engage, reflect, and action sequence. Learning experiences include making the classroom a safe environment, peer-invented handshakes, discussions...
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EngageNY

Reading Proficiently and Independently: The Power of Setting Goals

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Scholars reflect upon their reading strengths and challenges to create personal reading goals. Participants use goal-setting verbiage in an accordion-style graphic organizer, a first step in writing a letter that details their reading...
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Interactive
Magic of Physics

Materials Lab

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is wood good for building houses, but not the best choice for high-rise apartments? Future materials scientists put building materials to the test using a hands-on interactive. Pupils pull and push on substances such as reinforced...
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Social Media Toolbox

Twitter Time

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Tweet all about it! Junior journalists explore the Twittersphere to determine its effectiveness as a news broadcasting tool in the 12th installment of the 16-part Social Media Toolbox. Participants follow and record their observations of...
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Social Media Toolbox

About Facebook

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
If everyone is on Facebook, should the school's news publication be as well? Scholars study a social media giant in the 11th lesson from The Social Media Toolbox's 16-part series. The activity combines individual study and collaboration...
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US Institute of Peace

Characteristics of Peacebuilders

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Can anyone become a peacebuilder? A lesson on character education challenges scholars to examine the characteristics of well-known peacebuilders. Pupils then look within themselves to discover their own strengths as they relate to...
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Teach Engineering

Bend That Bar

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Bend it, but don't break it. Groups investigate the strength of different materials. Using a procedure in the seventh segment of a 22-part series on aviation, pupils determine how far a rod will bend. They determine the strength-to-mass...
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Genesis Energy

Harnessing Solar Energy

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
How does additional daylight hours affect people and nature? With the help from the legend Maui and the Sun and a grand conversation, scholars complete a graphic organizer to distinguish between the positive and negative effects that...
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Printables
Curated OER

“Light Force” and “Dark Force”

For Teachers K - 12th
Designed for learners with autism, this set of worksheets prompts students to design their own fantasy characters as a way of identifying emotional problems and solutions they might face on a daily basis.
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Curated OER

Appreciating Talents

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Here is a nice and easy way to boost your kids self-esteem; help them to create awards which recognize their strengths, abilities, and talents. First, learners have to identify what they are good at and what talents they have. Awards are...
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Curated OER

Personal Strengths, Talents and Goals

For Teachers 4th
It's important to discuss individual strengths, goals, and talents. With a partner, fourth graders create a PowerPoint presentation of one of their classmates, showcasing their goals and talents. They then complete a worksheet showing...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Setting Life Goals

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
By filling in this chart, participants identify in what ways they are successful, where they need to improve, and what their goals are in 6 areas of life ranging from family and friends to body and spirituality. 
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Curated OER

What's Your Talent?

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this personal strengths worksheet, students will write or draw about one of their talents inside a picture frame. Students can color the picture frame.
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Curated OER

Eggbert- The Slightly Cracked Egg: Tolerance, Disabilities, Characater Education

For Teachers K - 1st
Students discuss the differences, flaws and strengths that we all have using "Eggbert, The Slightly Cracked Egg" by Tom Ross and Rex Barron as inspiration . They color 'slightly cracked' hard-boiled eggs.
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Curated OER

Something Special

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students identify their personal skills and strengths and learn to use the attributes in their own experiences. In this personal attributes lesson, students write down a skill or strength they are proud of. Students then toss their...