1. Class Manifesto

Source: Between the Lions

Create and follow a class manifesto to develop social skills and improve vocabulary, concepts of print and phonemic awareness. Discuss the feelings story characters experience when they are teased and words hurt them. Related episode: Rats

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Social Skills. Critical Thinking Skills. Reading: Books & Stories.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

2. Defining and Discussing Death

Source: With Eyes Open

Develop an awareness of the kinds of losses that one may experience as a human being and the different ways people deal with them. Discuss experiences with dying and the emotions involved, and participate in an imaginary scenario dealing with death.

Grade Level: K-2, 3-5

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Death & Dying. Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

3. Everybody Makes A Mistake

Source: George Shrinks

Examine how it feels to make a mistake or hurt someone's feelings. Discuss taking responsibility for one's mistakes and generate ideas about how to let someone know when you are sorry. (Section 4)

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Conflict Resolution. Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

4. Facing Fears

Source: Berenstain Bears

Identify feelings of fear and what it means to be brave. Discuss a story involving positive resolution of a fearful situation, and make and use "brave sock puppets" to role-play dealing with different fears. (Section 4)

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

5. Feeling Safe

Source: George Shrinks

Identify and draw pictures of ways to take care of oneself if separated from a caregiver. Memorize addresses and phone numbers to use in such a situation.

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Safety.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

6. Finding Safe Places For Nightmares

Source: George Shrinks

Discuss bad dreams and ways to take care of oneself when frightened. List routines for feeling relaxed before going to sleep at night, and create a dream catcher. (Section 4)

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, The Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Crafts.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

7. Francine's Bad Hair Day

Source: Arthur

Examine how media affects feelings toward body image and gender stereotypes. Create bar graphs of physical characteristics found on most models in advertisements and discuss how these images affect your feelings of self-esteem.

Grade Level: K-2, 3-5

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Media Studies.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

8. Going to Work

Source: Berenstain Bears

Explore the feelings that children have about their parents going to work. (Section 2)

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Family Life. Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

9. Happy/Sad Puppets

Source: Barney

Identify happy and sad feelings, and learn appropriate ways for expressing feelings. Understand that talking about feelings is a good way to cope with sad feelings.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

10. Master of Mistakes (#119)

Source: Sagwa

Investigate the learning process and understand the value of making mistakes. Discover how to learn from these experiences.

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

11. Once, I Was Afraid

Source: George Shrinks

Discuss reasons why we may feel afraid, and identify things students were afraid of but now enjoy. Brainstorm things that helped students when they were afraid. (Section 4)

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

12. Parade of Feelings

Source: Between the Lions

Develop both emotional and gross motor skills in a creative way by naming emotions while marching in a "parade of feelings." Related episode: To the Ship! To the Ship!

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Listening Comprehension. Reading: Books & Stories. Vocabulary.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

13. Prunella's Prediction

Source: Arthur

Investigate fashion as a barometer for positive self- esteem and explore your own wardrobe for logos of fashionable clothing. Explain why and how a person's clothes can affect his or her popularity.

Grade Level: K-2, 3-5

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Media Studies.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

14. Sleepy in Seattle

Source: Postcards from Buster

Explore feelings, express feelings by acting them out and learn basic Tai Chi relaxation exercises. Practice using new words in English and new functional language expressing feelings.

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Motor/Movement Skills. Vocabulary.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

15. Thanksgiving Address

Source: Berenstain Bears

Discuss what it means to be thankful. Listen to and discuss the story, "Giving Thanks," and make a class Thanksgiving Address Poster. (Section 4)

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Social Studies

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Cultural Studies: Native American Studies.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

16. Three- Inches Tall

Source: George Shrinks

Discuss the role size plays in being able to do things. Identify three inches on a ruler, and explore the challenges students might face if they were only three inches tall. (Section 4)

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Math

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Measurement.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

17. Video Lesson Plan #3 - Let's Go Camping

Source: George Shrinks

Explore one's feelings about going on a sleepover, and describe times when one felt nervous. List items to take along on an overnight trip. (Section 5)

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Organizing Information & Ideas.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

18. Video Lesson Plan #8: The Back to School Blues

Source: Berenstain Bears

Discuss and list feelings and concerns about going into the first grade. Visit a class in the next grade, pose questions about it and create art that shows something the student is excited about doing in the next grade. (Section 5)

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

19. Video Lesson Plan #9: The Green-eyed Monster

Source: Berenstain Bears

Explore the feelings associated with jealousy and how to confront them. (Section 5)

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

20. What if?

Source: George Shrinks

Define the term "dilemma," and identify times in the students' lives when they had to deal with a dilemma and make a decision. Determine effective ways for dealing with different problem situations. (Section 4)

Grade Level: K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Conflict Resolution. Mental/Emotional Health.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan