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Social-Emotional Learning: Head-to-Head with Character

EducationWorld partner Cre8time has shared this resource from Ellison, provider of die-cut equipment, supplies and related educational resources.

Subjects

-Health
-Character Education
-Social Studies

Grade

-3-5
-6-8

Brief Description

Personalized posters celebrate attributes related to academic success, and students recognize and set goals for good qualities within themselves.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Determine positive attributes for academic success.
  • Establish goals for good character on personalized posters.

Keywords

Social-emotional learning, self-esteem, interpersonal skills, character development, positive climate

Materials Needed

Products

Supplies

Black marker, cardstock, colored pencils, crayons, 3-D foam tape, glue

 

Lesson Plan

Good character strengthens the classroom community, builds relationships between students and enhances self-esteem. Following a kickoff with this lesson, use praise and positive reinforcement to acknowledge demonstration of good character throughout the year.

Preparation

Die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

Lesson

  1. Cut a 12" x 12" and 11" x 11" piece of cardstock or construction paper and mat to create the poster.
  2. Die-cut a 5 Senses: Head from colored construction paper. Leave the Head whole and cut the hair and eyebrows from another Head (see above).
  3. Adhere the hair and eyebrows to the Head. Use colored pencils or crayons to create facial features and embellish the face (see right).
  4. Adhere the Head to the center of the poster.
  5. Die-cut the Caption Boxes and label with positive character traits (see below).
  6. Adhere the Caption Boxes around the Head. Use 3-D foam tape behind some of the caption boxes to create dimension.
  7. Add the title "Head-to-Head With Character" (see image at top of lesson).

 

Assessment

Assess student understanding of good character by assembling a class poster, summarizing a class code of conduct. Students can vote on their top five attributes and discuss ways to exemplify each trait.


Lesson Plan Source

Cre8time, through partnership with EducationWorld

positive character
Submitted By

EllisonEducation.com


National Standards

FINE ARTS
Visual Arts

GRADES K - 4
NA-VA.K-4.1
Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

GRADES 5 - 8
NA-VA.5-8.1
Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.5-8.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
NA-VA.5-8.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
 

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