Emotional Literacy is a critical component of student development. Students who experience emotional or behavioral challenges often struggle to be successful in school settings. This hands-on visual arts and theatre integrated curriculum will allow teachers to explore various techniques for teaching and developing social/emotional skills through the arts.

 

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With Feeling K–4 Lesson Plans
Click on each title to download a PDF of that lesson plan.

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UNIT 1
Who Am I?
Unit 1 Intro
Lesson 1
Thought Journals
Lesson 2
Facial Self-Portrait Collages
Lesson 3
Full-Body Self-Portrait Collages
Lesson 4
Heart Objects
Lesson 5
Acrostic Poem

 

UNIT 2
What Am I Feeling?
Unit 2 Intro
Lesson 1
Paper Plate Masks
Lesson 2
Eye Masks
Lesson 3
Mouth Masks
Lesson 4
Cardboard Masks 1
Lesson 5
Cardboard Masks 2

 

UNIT 3
How Do I Solve My Problems?
Unit 3 Intro
Lesson 1
Draft Book
Lesson 2
Guide to Life 1
Lesson 3
Guide to Life 2
Lesson 4
Guide to Life 3
Lesson 5
Book Binding

 

UNIT 4
How Can I Work in a Group?
Unit 4 Intro
Lesson 1
Monster Eyes
Lesson 2
Monster Mouths
Lesson 3
Monster Body Parts
Lesson 4
Body & Emotions Word Collages
Lesson 5
Monster Painting & Comics

 

With Feeling 5–8 Lesson Plans
Click on each title to download a PDF of that lesson plan.

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UNIT 1
Who Am I?
Unit 1 Intro
Lesson 1
Manga Self-Portraits
Lesson 2
Storyboarding
Lesson 3
Layout & Inking
Lesson 4
Book Binding
Lesson 5
Completing the Book

 

UNIT 2
How Do I Feel?
Unit 2 Intro
Lesson 1
Shadow Puppet 1
Lesson 2
Shadow Puppet 2
Lesson 3
Marionette Sculpture
Lesson 4
Four Feelings Sugar Skull
Lesson 2.5
Decoration Day

 

UNIT 3
How Can I Work Through Difficult Emotions?
Unit 3 Intro
Lesson 1
Life Map
Lesson 2
Safe Building
Lesson 3
Safe Building Map
Lesson 4
Personal Topographies
Lesson 5
Topography Painting

 

UNIT 4
How Can We Work Through Conflict?
Unit 4 Intro
Lesson 1
Watercolor Landscape
Lesson 2
Watercolor Collage Characters
Lesson 3
Abstract Watercolor Four-Square
Lesson 4
Empathy Portrait
Lesson 5
Solving Problems Option Wheel

 

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