Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Self-Esteem, and supports students as they develop and maintain positive self-esteem. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creative projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Ask students the following question:
Describe moments when you felt good about yourself? What were you doing? 

Step 2: BUILD BACKGROUND

  • Read aloud the description below the Movie player.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Have students read one of the two Related Reading articles. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY

Students synthesize their ideas and express them through one or more of the following creative projects. They can work individually or collaborate.  

  • Make-a-Movie: Produce a video tutorial on how to keep your self-esteem at a good level. 
  • Make-a-Map: Make a concept map that identifies the positive impacts of having high self-esteem. 
  • Creative Coding: Code a conversation with yourself in which you pump yourself up.

Step 4: REFLECT & ASSESS 

Reflect: After sharing creative projects with each other, students reflect on what they’ve learned about self-esteem.  Prompt them by asking questions such as: 

  • What can you do to boost your self esteem when you feel down about yourself?  
  •  What might you say to a friend if they didn’t think they had what it took to try out for a team or a play? 

Assess: Wrap up the lesson with the Self-Esteem Challenge

Step 5:  Extend Learning

Continue supporting students’ Social Emotional Learning with resources and topics in BrainPOP’s six-week SEL curriculum aligned to the CASEL competencies.    

 

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

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