5th Grade Classroom Lessons

5th Grade Unit 1

Self-Awareness & Self-Management

1. What is empathy? How does it differ from sympathy?

Students will know:
1. Sympathy is the ability to understand the feelings of others. 2. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.

Newsletter 5th Newsletter_ Self-Awareness & Self-Management.pdf


Empathy vs. Sympathy

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Empathy Worksheet

5th Grade Unit 2
Responsible Decision Making

1. How do thinking patterns impact thoughts, emotions, and decisions?

Students will know:
1. Decisions and choices can be based on specific factors. 2. Consequences can be both positive and negative. 3. Understand that consequences affect many individuals not only self.


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5th Grade Unit 3
Social Awareness

1. How and why do people discriminate based on appearance or perception etc.? 2. How does discrimination impact individuals and groups?

Students will know:
1. Discrimination happens within the community and at school. 2. Discrimination negatively impacts individuals and groups. 3. People may discriminate by teasing, being mean, triggering conflict and bullying. 4. Discrimination is based on a prejudice 5. Not all bullying is based on discrimination or prejudice.


First Impression Sheet.pdf
First Impressions Slideshow.pdf

5th Grade Unit 4
Relationship Skills

1. How do we resolve conflict? 2. What character traits make up a good friend?

Students will know:
1. A good friend is someone who gives you respect, good feelings, and has character traits that you value. 2. Definitions for resolutions:  conflict; compromise, agree to disagree, brainstorming, getting help