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SEL & RP

SEL & RP

Activities to support students' social and emotional learning and restorative practices

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Classroom activities to engage students in learning about and discussing issues in the news

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SEL & RP
Social & Emotional Learning & Restorative Practices
Current Issues
Current Issues
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Jul 10, 2020

This activity, ideal for the beginning of a school session, helps students get to know each other through art. They pair up, interview each other, and then create a drawing or

Jul 05, 2020

Beginning a new school session with games like these can help you and your students get to know each other, cooperate, and build empathy and connection. 

 

Jul 02, 2020

Students explore the Supreme Court's ruling protecting DACA, discuss the youth-led movement fighting to advance immigrants' rights, and consider what comes next. 

Jun 20, 2020

This lesson invites students to listen to and reflect on portraits of 12 Black Lives Matter protesters from across the U.S.

Jun 14, 2020

Students watch and discuss a short video about the history of Juneteenth and research their questions about the holiday.

Jun 13, 2020

This activity invites students to listen to and share music that can inspire and sustain them as they explore ways to battle oppression and push to survive and thrive during these

Jun 13, 2020

The NFL has taken a new stance toward Black Lives Matter. Students consider videos by NFL players and by the NFL Commissioner - and the history of activism by Colin Kaepernick and

Jun 07, 2020

This activity has students listen to and reflect on the voices of those who are out in the street in the wake of George Floyd's murder by police. What brings them there? And what

May 31, 2020

The police killing of George Floyd has ignited outrage, grief, and protest across the country. Here are some suggestions to give your students space to share their thoughts and

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Aug 17, 2020

Create connections and invite creativity through this virtual or in-person activity in which students share an intriguing object, then write and share a poem about a classmate’s

Aug 02, 2020

Students deepen their knowledge of the civil rights icon and listen to and share their thoughts and reflections.

Aug 01, 2020

Invite students to get some inspiration from athletes who have pursued social justice.

Jul 25, 2020

Students create and share with peers a playlist that tells a story in seven songs as a way to provide support, solace, and inspiration during hard times.

Jul 20, 2020

Students read and think about what other students have to say about Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter and then share their own perspectives.  (Grades 3-6)

Jul 20, 2020

Students examine and reflect on other students’ art and writing about Covid and Black Lives Matter, and share their own perspectives, including through art. (Grades 6-12)