Daily SEL Lesson – Building Emotional Literacy 4/7

Welcome to the CLS Daily SEL lesson. Each day, Monday through Friday, we will provide a new social-emotional learning lesson designed to build emotional intelligence and resilience. There will be a lesson for elementary students and a lesson for secondary students that include media (videos, audios, or text) and simple step-by-step instructions.

We hope that the lessons are helpful to you and your children.

Weekly Focus: Self-Awareness

Elementary Lesson – All Emotions Have a Purpose


  1. Watch the video and answer the questions below:
  2. What kinds of emotions do we feel?
  3. Which emotions are the hardest to manage?
  4. What are some reasons why it is important to feel different feelings?
  5. Make a poster that illustrated the different emotions people have and why they have them.

Secondary Lesson – Science of the Heart


  1. Watch the video and take notes on the information.
  2. What is something surprising that you learned?
  3. How will you use this information in the future?