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A self-care program for K-12 students and educators: Pure Power

Through mindfulness activities that promote self-awareness and self-management, Pure Power teaches students ways to manage stress, respond versus react, act …

Bringing Social Justice Into Action through Education

This 20-hour self-study course is designed to empower teachers to create a teaching practice grounded in principles of social justice. …

Lesson plan for Teaching about Family History

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service, Finding Family in Chennai, is an activity plan for grade 3

Lesson plan for Exploring Chinese Culture with Children

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States, Buster in Beijing teaches grade three students about

Video-based lessons on Media Literacy for Children

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States, Arthur’s Guide to Media Literacy teaches children under

Activities for exploring Cultural Diversity with grade 3 students

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States, Ciao Buster is a set of activities for teaching …

Lesson plan for teaching about Cultural Diversity to Children

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States, Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Building Global and Cultural Awareness, …

A lesson plan that promotes inclusion for Hard of Hearing and Visually Impaired Students

Produced by the Educational Programming and Outreach Department at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the US, Arthur’s Communication Adventure: Exploring

Talking About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in the Classroom

The SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) 123 Education website is a comprehensive resource for educators aimed at increasing awareness …

Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies

The Power of Peers

This volume, edited by Dr. Karen Harris, Professor of Special Education at Arizona State University, and Dr. Lynn Meltzer, Professor …

Teaching Students about Family Diversity

What Is a Family is a lesson plan developed by SOGI 123 Education (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education), and …

A Primary Lesson Plan about Helping Newcomers with their Challenges

The Welcoming a Newcomer lesson plan from the Critical Thinking Consortium, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is designed to help …

Media’s Impact on Societal Expectations of Beauty

Beauty Is Skin Deep, is a lesson plan developed by SOGI 123 Education (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education) …

Teaching Adolescents about the Gender Spectrum and Gender Norms in Society

Gender in Short Stories and Poetry, developed by SOGI 123 Education (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education), provides educators …

Online Lesson Plan for Increasing Awareness and Respect toward the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community

Think B4 You Speak, developed by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in the U.S.A., provides teachers …

Lift Off: Teaching about Refugee Experiences

Lift Off, developed by Amnesty International, provides teachers with an entire curriculum as well as single lesson plans …

Seeking Safety: Lesson Plan for Promoting Understanding of Refugees

Seeking Safety, developed by Amnesty International, provides an instructional resource for students 8-10 years old about refugee and …

A resource on creating supportive school environments for refugee students

Life after war: Education as a healing process for refugee and war-affected children, written by Tony Tavares and Isle …

Practical resources for teaching self-regulation in an elementary classroom

This website was created by Mrs. Durante, an elementary school teacher from Wisconsin in the United States, to share the …

Teaching children respect for other’s personal space: A storybook

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Published in 2007 and written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Carrie Hartman, Personal Space Camp teaches young children about …

Classroom activities to teach assertive communication, social problem solving, and stress management to adolescents

Healthy Transitions includes facilitated, interactive, classroom-based activities (five sessions) designed to improve resilience in youth by teaching them how to: …

Filling buckets: Children’s books for teaching kindness


Carol McCloud, a former early childhood educator, is the author of several children’s books aimed at teaching kindness toward others. …

Techniques for building emotional intelligence

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Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children, written by Linda Lantieri and Daniel Goleman in 2008, …

Teach Social Responsibility to Students Through Programs and Classroom Lessons

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The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility works with teachers, principals, guidance counselors, other school staff, and parents to help …

Cultivating Kindness in the Classroom


The ‘Kindness in the Classroom’ program was developed by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, with the goal …

Using stories of heroes to empower “sticking your neck out” for common good

The Giraffe Heroes project was founded by Ann Medlock to inspire and empower people to ‘stick their necks out’ for …

A Website where Educators in British Columbia share SEL resources for teaching

SEL has become a major focus for many schools and educators in British Columbia, where Social Responsibility is one of …

Free, developmentally appropriate health-related lesson plans for educators

KidsHealth in the Classroom is created by, the most visited, doctor-approved health information site on the Web for …

Inspiring Acts of Kindness


The Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) website is a treasury of resources for inspiring and empowering children and adults to …

Anti-bias lessons and activities

The Teaching Tolerance website is a comprehensive resource for educators, serving as clearinghouse for information on anti-bias programs and activities …