[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Trustworthiness Blog Feature

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite on March 5th, 2020

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[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Trustworthiness

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Anchor Chart social-emotional learning TrustworthinessTrustworthiness: deserving of trust, confidence, or reliability.

As babies, our first experiences with trust come from our caregivers - in trusting that they'll feed us when we're hungry, clean us when we're dirty, and rock us to sleep when we're tired. As we grow, trust evolves even more into continuity and reliability in becoming comfortable with those around us - and as we learn about the great big world, we learn to look for honesty, integrity, and compassion from a trustworthy person.

But recognizing trustworthiness is more than knowing that we shouldn't approach a stranger offering free candy. It's about students recognizing and developing trustworthy traits within themselves, to know what that means in others. 

In the ninth of a 10-lesson unit on Social-Emotional Learning designed for elementary-aged students and developed in partnership with The Curriculum Corner, students will explore Trustworthiness. Through a series of group discussions, learning activities, and literary analysis, students will increase their social-emotional awareness of trustworthiness and how it can be an effective way to reach a common goal. 

Download this free lesson plan unit on social-emotional learning for elementary-aged students containing:

  • Activities
  • Discussion topics
  • Printable anchor charts, response cards, & worksheets
  • School/Home Connection Ideas

Download the Trustworthiness Lesson Plan & Printables!

Want more social-emotional learning lesson plan content? Download lesson 1 on Kindness, lesson 2 on Fairness, lesson 3 on Respect, lesson 4 on Self-Discipline, lesson 5 on Courage, lesson 6 on Perseverance, lesson 7 on Responsibility, lesson 8 on Cooperation, and stay tuned for the final installment in our 10-part series on Integrity.

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