Lesson Plans


Multiple Grade Levels


Quote Creation (1 Class Period)
Standards: coming soon
SEL Tenet: coming soon
Objective - Create an original quote submission for the Embracing Our Differences annual exhibit..
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart PowerPoint  |  Student Worksheet  |  Narrated Virtual Lesson (10 min)

Tumbleweed (1 Class Period)
Standards: coming soon
SEL Tenet: coming soon
Objective - Use a visual representation of kindness (Tumbleweed) to practice sharing kindnesses amongst classmates.
Lesson Plan Flipchart  |  PowerPoint

Reading Art (45-55 min.) 
Standards: coming soon
SEL Tenet: coming soon
Objective - Use evidence-based, critical thinking strategies to explore different works of art.
Lesson Plan (PowerPoint w/Notes)  |  Lesson Demonstration  |  Narrated Virtual Lesson (10-15 min)


Elementary School 


Be Shore of Yourself (30-45 min.)

Standard: LAFS.1-12.3.7 (Integration of Knowledge & Ideas)
SEL Tenet: Identity & Agency

Essential Question - What is diversity and why is this essential in our society?
Lesson Plan PowerPoint

Giving the Gift of Yourself (30-45 min.)
Standard: LAFS.1-12.3.7 (Integration of Knowledge & Ideas)
SEL Tenet: Social Skills
Essential Question - What social skills are needed for a healthy relationship and how are those abilities important in showing respect to others?
Lesson Plan  PowerPoint

The Help (30-45 min.)
Standard: LAFS.1-12.3.7 (Integration of Knowledge & Ideas)
SEL Tenet: Public Spirit
Essential Question - Why is integrity important and how does a person become an effective part of school, home, and society?
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

Harmony (30-45 min.)
Standard: LAFS.1-12.3.7 (Integration of Knowledge & Ideas)
SEL Tenet: Emotional Regulation
Essential Question - What is harmony and how do our emotions connect in inclusion?
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint


Middle School 


Our Connections (2 Class Periods)

Standards: LAFS.68.RH.1.2, RH.2.6, RH.3.7, RH.3.8, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.3.7, RL.1.2,RL.2.4   
SEL Tenets:
Identity & Agency, Social Skills, Public Spirit
Essential Question - How can we all be connected if we are so different from one another? 
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

Comic Book Heroes (2 Class Periods)
Standards: LAFS.68.RH.1.2, RH.2.6, RH.3.7, RH.3.8, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.3.7, RL.1.2,RL.2.4  
SEL Tenets: 
Identity & Agency, Cognitive Regulation, Social Skills, Public Spirit
Essential Question - What defines a hero?
Lesson Plan PowerPoint

Social Media & Society (2 Class Periods)
Standards: LAFS.68.RH.1.2, RH.2.6, RH.3.7, RH.3.8, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.3.7, RL.1.2,RL.2.4 
SEL Tenets: Emotional Regulation, Social Skills, Public Spirit

Essential Question - Is the impact of social media positive or negative for society?
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

The Art of Inclusion (60-90 min.)
Standards: LAFS.68.RH.1.2, RH.2.6, RH.3.7, RH.3.8, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.3.7, RL.1.2,RL.2.4  
SEL Tenets: Identity & Agency, Emotional Regulation, Social Skills, Public Spirit

Essential Question - Why is inclusion of cultures important?
Lesson Plan PowerPoint

Hero’s Journey (1 Class Period)
Textbook Connection: Springboard 8th Grade, Collections 9th Grade
Standards:
 LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2
Coined by Joseph Campbell in 1949, the Hero’s Journey explains the monomyth of the Hero’s Journey archetype. This lesson incorporates the three stages and subsequent steps of the Hero’s Journey.
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart  |  PowerPoint

Greek Mythology (1 Class Period)
Textbook Connection: Springboard & Collections 7th Grade
Standards: 
LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2
This Greek Mythology lesson uses the story of Arachne to bring together the lessons learned from ancient myths with artwork from today. The lesson can also be implemented with any Greek Myth.
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart PowerPoint

Personal Narratives (1-2 Class Periods)
Textbook Connection: Springboard 6th/7th Grades, Collections 6th/8th Grades
Standards: LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2

Personal narratives help writers to tell stories about who they are in the same way that an artist incorporates their past into their work. This lesson allows students to gain a better understanding of the concept of personal narratives by reflecting on artwork that represents themes of individuality and uniqueness.
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart  |  PowerPoint

Teens and Technology (1 Class Period)
Textbook Connection: Springboard 8th/6th Grades, Collections 7th/8th Grades (Applicable to other grade as well)
Standards: LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2

This lesson focuses on the affect that technology is having on our youth today and allows the students to reflect on the positives and negatives of this new tech savvy world. Each piece of artwork brings forth an issue relating to technology in a visual manner that will allow them to better connect to the themes presented.
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart  PowerPoint

American War Heroes (1 Class Period)
Textbook Connection: Springboard 8th Grade, Collections 6th/8th Grades
Standards: LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2

The American War Heroes lesson can be used in tangent with the Hero’s Journey or as a connection to War related stories, both fiction and non. This lesson provides images that bring forth ideas of freedom and what it costs and allows students to discuss how our differences have the power to bring us together. 
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart  |  PowerPoint

Anne Frank (1 Class Period)
Textbook Connection: Springboard & Collections 8th Grade
Standards: LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2
This lesson includes references to The Diary of Anne Frank and her documented struggle for survival. It includes topics and themes such as acceptance of religious differences and how to understand and learn from our pasts.
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart PowerPoint


High School 


Diversity (45 min.)

Standards: LAFS.ELA-LITERACY.910- 1112.SL.1-3 & RH.2.4; LAFS.SS.912.H.1, H.2, & H.3.3
SEL Tenets: Identity and Agency, Social Skills, & Public Spirit

Essential Question - How diverse is our classroom? What are the benefits and challenges of a diverse classroom? City? State? Country?
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

Respect (45 min.)
Standards: LAFS.ELA-LITERACY.910- 1112.SL.1-3 & RH.2.4; LAFS.SS.912.H.1 & H.2
SEL Tenets: Identity and Agency, Social Skills, & Public Spirit

Essential Question - How can a person show dignity and respect for all people, no matter who they are?
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

Integrity (45 min.)
Standards: LAFS.ELA-LITERACY.910- 1112.SL.1-3 & RH.2.4; LAFS.SS.912.H.1 & H.2
SEL Tenets: Identity and Agency, Social Skills, & Public Spirit

Essential Question - What does the word integrity mean to you?
Lesson Plan PowerPoint

Inclusion (45 min.)
Standards: LAFS.ELA-LITERACY.910- 1112.SL.1-3 & RH.2.4; LAFS.SS.912.H.1, H.2, & H.3.3
SEL Tenets: Identity and Agency, Social Skills, & Public Spirit
Essential Question - What can we learn about diverse cultures and inclusion through the foods we eat?
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

Hero’s Journey (1-2 Class Periods)
Textbook Connection: Springboard 8th Grade, Collections 9th Grade
Standards:
 LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2
Coined by Joseph Campbell in 1949, the Hero’s Journey explains the monomyth of the Hero’s Journey archetype. This lesson incorporates the three stages and subsequent steps of the Hero’s Journey.
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart  |  PowerPoint