This lesson has an intended purpose of integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) and literacy to help students recognize how they can show empathy in authentic situations.
This is an SEL based lesson focused on feelings. Throughout this lesson, students will have the opportunity to make connections to various emotions and use their background knowledge to connect feelings to color.
This project will be an opportunity for second grade students (aged 7-8) to share about their culture/community and partake in social-emotional learning through use of a mentor text, The Proudest Color
These resources were developed by CU Boulder School of Education undergraduate students enrolled in a Children’s Literature course and graduate students in the literacy masters program. All materials can be downloaded for your use.
We know it takes a village to change our system, and we are hopeful that organizations like these will work toward racial justice and equity, and for this reason we will be donating 100% of author proceeds from The Proudest Color to support the ACLU and other local organizations that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
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