The Nature of Happiness: Social and Emotional Learning Connection

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    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Activity 1: Happiness Journal

    portion of the Yes! Magazine poster of the 10 Things Science says will Make You Happy

    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

    Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz book cover

    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.