This toolkit was assembled by the Florida Department of Education to assist teachers in the development of more resilient and healthy students. Teachers utilizing the instructional resources included in this toolkit will empower Florida’s students as they develop resilience and character education skills to adapt to a variety of situations. These lessons can also assist with instruction in health education topics included in required instruction.
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Critical Thinking & Problem SolvingThe use of a process to solve problems, critically think and promote confidence in students to manage challenges.
Inferring Informational Text – Bridges (Grade 5)
All “Tired” Up (Grade 6)
For Students by Students (Grades 6-7)
Evaluating Claims About Cancer (Grades 9-12)
Uncle Henry’s Dilemma (Grades 6-8)
The Towers of Hanoi (Grades 9-12)
ResponsibilityThe ability of students to be prepared, reliable and accountable for their decisions and actions.
Be Prepared Mini Journal (Grades K-5)
Be Prepared Mini Journal (Grades 6-8)
Be Prepared Mini Journal (Grades 9-12)
Celebrating Overcoming Adversity & GritA student’s strength of character to persevere through any situation and work towards achieving their goals.
Goal Setting Mini Journal (Grades K-5)
Goal Setting Mini Journal (Grades 6-8)
Goal Setting Mini Journal (Grades 9-12)
Character Lab Expert Practice: Grit (Grades 6-12)
Mentorship & VolunteerismThe opportunity for a student to give or receive guidance and direction.
Florida Bright Futures
Volunteering for Kids (K-5)
Student Tutorial: Finding Civic Solutions (Grades 6-8)
RespectTo value yourself, others and their property, and to demonstrate proper considerations of people and ideas that are different.
Trust Mini Journal (Grades K-5)
Trust Mini Journal (Grades 6-8)
Trust Mini Journal (Grades 9-12)
Coping SkillsThese tools and strategies are used by students to manage a variety of situations and help them adapt to stressful circumstances.
Monique Burr Foundation Bullying Prevention Lesson (Grades K-2)
Monique Burr Foundation Bullying Prevention Lesson (Grades 3-5)
Monique Burr Foundation Bullying Prevention Lesson (Grades 6-8)
Monique Burr Foundation Bullying Prevention Lesson (Grades 9-12)
GratitudeThe student’s feelings of thankfulness and appreciation for the kindness and generosity of others.
Character Lab Gratitude Journal (Grades 6-12)
Benefits of Gratitude (Grades 6-12)
Attitude of Gratitude (Grade 8)
EmpathyWhen students are aware of and able to understand the feelings of others.
Empathy -Walk in My Shoes (Grades K-5)
Empathy - Wallet Lesson (Grades 6-8)
Empathy - Teapot Design Process (Grades 9-12)
CitizenshipWhen students are engaged and supportive of their community through positive action and respect for the world around them.
David’s Big Problem (Grade 1)
Footsteps that Changed Society (Grade 2)
The Civil Rights Movement in Florida: Tallahassee Bus Boycott (Grade 4)
Bill of Rights, Freedom of Speech and Two Regimes: Witness to War (Grade 5)
Decoding the Declaration (Grades 6-8)
Rhetoric of Revolution (Grades 9-12)
Reconstruction and the 14th Amendment (Grade 9-12)
HopeA student’s desire and optimism for something to happen or be true.
Hope (Grades K-5)
Hope and the Declaration of Independence (Grades 6-8)
Hope for Peace and Freedom (Grades 9-12)
HonestyA student’s ability to be truthful in both their words and their actions.
Honesty in ELA (Grades K-5)
Honesty is the Best Policy (Grades 6-8)
Champions of Character (Grades 9-12)
Physical ActivityA student’s use of movement to contribute to their well-being and mental wellness.
Compare and Contrast: Soccer and Basketball (K-5)
The Enduring Heart (Grade 5)
Identifying Common Forces (Grade 5)
Food Label Scavenger Hunt (Grades 6-8)
Physical Activity Logs (Grades 9-12)