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Second Step® Sample Lessons

Complete sets of materials from select Second Step curricula, the Second Step® Bullying Prevention Unit, and the Second Step® Child Protection Unit are available for Early Learning through Grade 8.

Digital Programs

Classroom Kits

Bullying Prevention Unit
(Available for Kindergarten–Grade 5)

Child Protection Unit
(Available for Kindergarten–Grade 5)

Out-of-School Time
(Available for Kindergarten–Grade 5)

Digital Programs

Available for Kindergarten through Grade 8
Explore samples from all grades below

Kindergarten

Lesson 18: Apologizing Can Help

grade k lesson screen

In this lesson, students will learn about apologizing as a way of showing kindness and as a tool for problem-solving in a variety of scenarios.
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation

Grade 1

Lesson 9: Feeling Frustrated

grade 1 lesson screen

In this lesson, students will learn which clues tell them when others might be frustrated, and a new way to feel calm when they’re feeling frustrated themselves.
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation

Grade 2

Lesson 16: The Way to Say a Problem

grade 2 lesson screen

In this lesson, students will start learning to be better problem-solvers by managing strong feelings and stating problems without blame.
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation
Lesson Handout (PDF)

Grade 3

Lesson 14: Asking Questions

grade 3 lesson screen

In this lesson, students will learn about asking questions to find out how someone else is feeling and to understand what their friends might want or need.
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation
Lesson Handout (PDF)

Grade 4

Lesson 17: Saying It Respectfully

grade 4 lesson screen

In this lesson, students will learn how to consider another person’s point of view and to say what they want or need in a respectful way.
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation
Lesson Handout A (PDF)
Lesson Handout B (PDF)

Grade 5

Lesson 17: When? Where? Who?

grade 5 lesson screen

In this lesson, students will learn how to identify when and where to work on solving a problem, and who should be included.
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation

Grade 6

Unit 4, Lesson 23: Respectful Communication

In this lesson, students will learn ways to communicate during a conflict to keep it from escalating through reflecting on their own experiences, defining respectful communication, and practicing using language that will help resolve conflicts.
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Lesson Plan (PDF)
Student Handout (PDF)

Grade 7

Unit 3, Lesson 18: Practicing Positive Self-Talk

In this lesson, students will learn how to use positive self-talk to reframe unhelpful thoughts, including discussing why it isn’t always easy to see the positives and practicing noticing the positive things in their everyday lives.
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Lesson Plan (PDF)
Student Handout (PDF)

Grade 8

Unit 2, Lesson 10: Environmental Factors that Contribute to Bullying

In this lesson, students will learn how the physical layout of and rules within a space can make bullying and harassment more likely to happen, from identifying environmental factors to discussing rules and regulations within their own school community.
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Lesson Plan (PDF)
Student Handout (PDF)

Classroom Kits

Available for Early Learning through Grade 5
Explore samples from all grades below

Early Learning

Weekly Theme 6: Asking for What You Need or Want

Kindergarten

Lesson 2: Focusing Attention

Grade 1

Lesson 11: Showing Care and Concern

Grade 2

Lesson 17: Solving Problems, Part 1

Grade 3

Lesson 8: Accepting Differences

Grade 4

Lesson 15: Handling Put Downs

Grade 5

Lesson 21: Dealing with Peer Pressure

Bullying Prevention Unit

Available for Kindergarten through Grade 5
Explore samples from Grades 2 and 5 below

Grade 2

Lesson 3: Refusing Bullying

Grade 5

Lesson 3: Refusing Bullying

Child Protection Unit

Available for Early Learning through Grade 5
Explore samples from Early Learning and Grades 2 and 5 below

Early Learning

Weekly Theme 3: Safe and Unsafe Touches

Grade 2

Lesson 3: Safe and Unsafe Touches

Grade 5

Lesson 3: Unsafe and Unwanted Touches

Out-of-School Time

Available for Kindergarten through Grade 5
Explore samples from Kindergarten and Grade 1 below

Kindergarten–Grade 1

Unit 1, Topic 2: Facing Challenges with Confidence

In this activity from the Growth Mindset & Goal Setting unit for Kindergarten–Grade 1, kids learn three strategies that can help them work through challenges and then use those strategies to build a tower from 10 random items.