The Nature of Happiness: Social and Emotional Learning Connection
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Activity 1: Happiness Journal
Students read about the ten strategies scientists have proven will lead to a happy life.
Afterward, students keep a journal for ten days and each day try one of the strategies, writing about the experience.
A free poster summarizing the strategies has been provided by Yes Magazine.
SEL Activity 2:
Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown
Students read Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown! free on Epic Books. This is a fun read of Charles Schulz's world-renowned comic strip, Peanuts, but turned into a graphic novel.
After reading the book, students write a paragraph using the following prompt: Why do you think Linus didn’t want to give up his blanket? Use examples and details to support your answer.