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21st Century K-2 Grade Learners

Lesson plans for teachers to use in kindergarten through second grade for:
Digital Literacy
Emotional Intelligence
Global Citizenship
Problem Solving

My Teacher for President! Lesson Plan | Lesson Plan |

Leadership: Students learn leadership skills important for the President of the United States and see how they relate to every day life on a teacher in the classroom. Students will learn about leadership skills from the book and then write their own opinion piece about why teachers would make a good president.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Lesson Plan | Scholastic

Global Citizenship: Read The Lorax and then discuss the dangers of pollution to planet Earth and to human's personal health. Students will work in groups to talk complete projects about how to help the environment. Students will brainstorm ways to save the Earth and illustrate their ideas with murals.

Friendship – Accepting Differences Lesson Plan |

Emotional Intelligence: Friendship and Accepting Differences, Grades: K - 2nd
Read It's Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr. Students will talk about why the book says it is okay to be different and then draw a self portrait to show how they are different. Each portrait will be added to a class book for students to read and share with each other.

Communication: Read the story Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns To Listen. Students will learn how to communicate and listen to one another. Younger students will be able to listen to guiding questions and answer them allowed while older students can write their responses. Students will think about the skills needed to listen to one another and practice good listening skills.

Needs and Wants Lesson Plan: Exploring Basic Economics

Entrepreneurship: In this Needs and Wants lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify the things that humans need in order to survive. Students will explore the difference between a need and a want, analyze examples of goods and services, and distinguish between producers and consumers. Students will learn about different jobs. Students then create a poster that relates these concepts to their real lives.


Problem Solving: This lesson can be taught either collaboratively, or solely by the classroom teacher. The teacher(s) can begin by modeling how to use puppets to role play a conflict scenario. The teacher(s) can create problem scenarios by using social skills books, or taking events that they have observed in real life. Teachers can ask students to draw upon the vocabulary that they use in their classroom to offer solutions. Key phrases and vocabulary are important, since they are used as cues for appropriate behavior and problem solving skills.

Building FRIENDSHIP with teamwork games

Team-Working: Friendship games perfect for encouraging team work. Students will have to work together to complete different games and activities like a three-legged race and tracing each other with chalk. Fun and engaging games for students to learn social skills and working together.

Keys on a keyboard

Digital Literacy: Basic kindergarten typing skills. Students will review how to hold their hands to type and practice finding the letters to spell their name on the keyboard.