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Middle School

Activities, Materials, and Resources for Grades 6–8

Second Step® Community Rebuilding Unit

Lessons designed to support schools as they reopen after extended school closures.
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Class Coat of Arms

A team activity to support a positive climate and help kids strengthen bonds, while also learning a little about history.
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Friendship-Making

An ice-breaker activity to help kids practice making conversation and showing interest in others.
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Class Challenge: Make Fast Friends

A 10-minute activity to help students get to know each other and nurture relationships.
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Solutions to Community Problems

An academic integration activity to help kids practice working together to understand and solve problems.
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Summer Letter

This lesson is adapted from Second Step® Middle School and helps students at the end of the school year reflect on what they’ve learned by writing a letter to their future selves.
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Get Ready for Unity Day

A poster-making activity to prepare for Unity Day in October, when schools show support for bullying prevention by wearing orange and learning about unity.
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Bullying or Joking?

An activity to help students learn how to tell when a friend is bullying or just joking, and how to be an upstander.
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Different from You

An exercise to help students appreciate the benefits of having friends who are different and discuss diversity and inclusivity.
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