Full Curriculum Complete 32-Lesson Plans

Full Curriculum Complete 32-Lesson Plans

Full Curriculum 32-Lesson Plans
Unit One: Personal Growth
Lesson 1: Who am I? Identity Development
Lesson 2: Mindfulness: What It Is & How to Practice It
Lesson 3: Self Compassion
Lesson 4: Resiliency
Lesson 5: Origin Story
Unit Two: The Value of Having Heroes
Lesson 1: What Makes a Hero?
Lesson 2: Connection with a Personal Hero
Lesson 3: Importance of Representation
Lesson 4: Everyday Heroism
Unit Three: Embracing Differences & Diversity
Lesson 1: Who am I? Diversity Focus
Lesson 2: Responding to Provocative Targets
Lesson 3: Developing Empathy & Learning to Use Empathetic Language
Lesson 4: Ending Implicit Bias
Unit Four: Overcoming Barriers to Heroic Action
Lesson 1: Impact of Bystander Effects
Lesson 2: Pressure to Obey
Lesson 3: Power of Crowds
Lesson 4: Power of Tribes
Unit Five: Preventing and Responding to Bullying and Social Conflict
Lesson 1: Bullying vs Social Conflict
Lesson 2: How to Resolve Conflict Instead of Escalate It
Lesson 3: How to Pick Friends Using Emotional Intelligence
Lesson 4: Social Media: Funny vs Mean
Lesson 5: Three Steps to Asking for Help When You are Being Bullied
Unit Six: How To Become a Hero By Acting as a Witness or Ally
Lesson 1: Difference Between Victim Blaming & Supporting a Target
Lesson 2: How to Safely Help a Target in Physical Danger
Lesson 3: Helping a Friend Build Systems of Support
Unit Seven: The Hero’s Journey
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Hero’s Journey
Lesson 2: Call to Adventure
Lesson 3: Crossing the Threshold
Lesson 4: Allies, Mentors, and Enemies
Lesson 5: Master of Two Worlds

Lesson 1: Who am I? Identity Development

One’s identity is based on multiple aspects; in addition to physical appearance, identity includes gender and sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture, personality traits, competencies and talents, and social roles.

In our opening lesson, students learn how a person with a strong sense of self can tolerate feedback and potential criticism from others. Similarly, appreciating oneself is the first step in achieving cross-cultural tolerance and appreciation of differences in others.


Lesson 2: Mindfulness: What It Is & How to Practice It

This lesson teaches students how their thoughts, feelings, and behavior affect each other in a cyclical way to help them build greater self-awareness. With this understanding in place, students are introduced to mindfulness as the practice of purposeful focus.

Students learn to identify at least three mindful strategies to remove distractions, and they discover how mindfulness can boost their mood.


Lesson 3: Self Compassion

Merriam-Webster defines compassion as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress, together with the desire to alleviate it.” What happens when we take that desire and turn it onto ourselves?

This lesson looks at that process. Students will evaluate the concept of compassion towards one’s self, and the healing effect that it can have. In this lesson, students will learn to acknowledge their own flaws in a healthy, self-compassionate way.


Lesson 4: Resiliency

In this lesson, students learn self-directed skills to build and to promote resiliency. Whether students are dealing with the effects of bullying or struggling with a learning disability, many of the challenges and traumas they face can chip away at their sense of confidence, self-efficacy, and emotional strength.

Students learn that resilience is not a character trait but rather involves developing and using key skills to combat and protect against the negative impacts of various life challenges.


Lesson 5: Origin Story

A person’s identity is based on multiple aspects including physical appearance, personality traits, family history, birth history, and skills and talents.

In order to better understand their identities as people in the present, students learn that it is helpful to explore the experiences of their past.

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