Self-Esteem Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Self-Esteem. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
- In this Social Studies/Art Activity, children will develop a better appreciation
of the roles they fill in their families and in their community.
Lesson Plans - Health Education: Mental/Emotional Health
- About 7 lesson plans covering various grade ranges in K-6.
Positive Student Self-Concept
- A research document outlining the efforts by Stevenson-Carson School District
to implement a program of increasing student self-concept. Four of the schools
discuss the highlights of the activities they used and indicate their success.
- An interactive evaluation measuring your current level of self-esteem.
- A lesson plan designed for grade 1-8 students. Its objective is to get
students to share and express their feelings and to build a class sense of
Can We Strengthen Children's Self-Esteem?
- Written by Lilian Katz, Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary
and Early Childhood Education, this article defines what self-esteem is, how
it is perceived by children and what parents and teachers can do to help improve
a child's self-esteem.
Center Expert Says Toys Aimed At Young Girls Can Damage Self-Esteem
- An article which discusses how some toys can be detrimental to girls' self-esteem.
These toys tend to encourage girls to shop for clothes, apply makeup and jewelry,
and date to meet a husband. The toys, mixed with our cultural messages about
the importance of beauty, can be an underlying cause for eating disorders.
- Designed for grade 4-7 students, this lesson plan can help increase the
positive feelings they have about themselves and the classroom atmosphere.
A daily routine of checking each student's positive/negative ratio is suggested.
Students with a low rating will receive positive statements from other members
of the class.
- A list of strategies for teachers from grade K-12 to use to help raise
- From education world, a lesson plan for grades 3-5 that asks students to
think about their 5 unique talents and compare them to the class as a whole.
Test: Do You Believe in Yourself?
- This page has an on-line test of your self-esteem. It provides links to
other types of personality tests.
Teach Students: Using Student Essays To Build Coping Skills and Self-Esteem
- How to use essays written by teens about issues that they face that can
help build their self esteem and ability to overcome trouble.
Activities to Build Self Esteem
- "Teaching in a junior high, I often see intelligent girls and boys begin
to transform themselves in dress, talk, and actions from above-average performers
to average ones in an attempt to fit in. To counteract peer pressure, I include
activities to help my students feel more comfortable with the people they
are." (Glori Chaika)
- A lesson plan to help grade 4-12 students compare and contrast between
the traits in low self-esteem and high self-esteem.
I am Collage?
- A lesson plan for grades K-6 on self esteem which gives students a chance
to reflect on who they are and share it with their class.
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