Social Awareness

Social Awareness

Teaching Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Social Justice

These two sets of resources were designed by educators, all of whom are also parents, with the intent to provide activities and experiences that build community while promoting awareness of self and empathy for others. These resources help to facilitate the intersection between home and school.

  1. Across five activity guides we define the core competencies of social emotional learning (SEL) as they relate to youth finding their personal and collective role in community. 
  2. Our new social justice resource guides help build connection to community and raise awareness of social justice and our role as citizens of a diverse country. With generosity as an anchor for conversation, we culminate in a StoryCorps format project.
We do better in learning, relationships, and career when we have opportunities to be generous and connected in community.

Social Emotional Learning Language and Activities

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Social Emotional Learning Language and Activities

These Five Activity Guides define the core competencies of Social Emotional Learning as they relate to youth finding their personal and collective role in community. Videos and activities help develop Social Emotional Learning in a remote setting after youth have experienced separation and uncertainty.

Listening and Social Justice

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Listening and Social Justice

We have a rich tradition of social action and citizenship in our country. In a time of crisis, we look to generosity and diverse connections to guide our next steps and conversation. These three resource guides, for elementary, middle, and high school, include lessons and activities to build inclusion and understanding of social justice. The guided facilitation for remote or in-person meetings takes learners through a journey of empathy, making decisions, taking voluntary action, and finally telling and sharing stories of diverse people to make a better world. 

We are a global community of diverse stories - past, present, and future. Valuing our communities and sharing our unique stories contribute to a more inclusive world. The following two resources were written by practicing teachers across the country to guide empathy, decision making, community building, and social justice. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) guides include suggested activities and videos to help young people reflect on their personal role in community. Social Justice activities and lesson plans by grade level culminate in a StoryCorps-style project.

Teacher-created philanthropy education lessons magnify the impact of any academic content with themes of generosity, community, and civic and social responsibility. Perfect base for PBL, service-learning, and student-centered instruction. Lessons align to state standards, including Common Core State Standards, and some international standards.