Complete sets of materials from select Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), Bullying Prevention Unit, and Child Protection
Unit lessons are available for PreK through Grade 8.
Bullying Prevention Unit
Child Protection Unit
Weekly Theme 6: Asking for What You Need or Want
Weekly Theme Card
Lesson 2: Focusing Attention
Lesson 11: Showing Care and Concern
Lesson 17: Solving Problems, Part 1
Lesson 8: Accepting Differences
Lesson 15: Handling Put Downs
Lesson 21: Dealing with Peer Pressure
Unit 1, Lesson 2A: Starting Middle School
In “Starting Middle School,” the program’s Real Voices videos are introduced, and students
hear from kids like them about their experiences starting middle school. By using the
students’ stories, the lesson addresses the challenges and fears students encounter as
they begin sixth grade, reassures them their concerns are normal, and shows that adjusting
can go smoothly, while encouraging a positive outlook.
Unit 1, Lesson 1: Welcome!
In a friendly and relatable way, “Welcome!” explains the emotional changes students undergo
during middle school. It engages students with open-ended questions, partner and writing
exercises, and a student video. The lesson is intended to help students stay aware of
important developmental changes of early adolescence and shows, through several topics,
how the Second Step lessons can help them succeed and thrive both academically and socially.
Unit 1, Lesson 5: Overcoming Failure
In “Overcoming Failure,” students learn through group activities and a Real Voices video to overcome failure by maintaining a clear vision of what they want to accomplish, learning from their mistakes, and using good strategies.
Available for Kindergarten through Grade 5
Explore samples from Grades 2 and 5 below
Lesson 3: Refusing Bullying
Available for Early Learning through Grade 5
Explore samples from Early Learning and Grades 2 and 5 below
Weekly Theme 3: Safe and Unsafe Touches
Lesson 3: Safe and Unsafe Touches
Lesson 3: Unsafe and Unwanted Touches
Bullying Prevention Resources
Early, Open, Often
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