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Building Self-Concept

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Character

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.

Group Size:


There are many ways to build your self-concept. Self-talk is one way to do that. Be careful what you say to yourself. You may become just that!

Main Curriculum Tie:
Teen Living
Strand 1 Standard 1

Discuss how each person is unique, but alike in Havighurst developmental stages. *STEM (Human Development/Biology)


  • Bell Ringer Cards for each student
  • Large clear balloon
  • 12" Long Needle
  • Lubricant (Shortening, Oil or Vaseline)
  • Colored Butcher Paper, 6-8 feet long
  • Markers
  • Self-Talk Study Guide Handout
  • Self-Talk PowerPoint Presentation
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Identify skills which lead to understanding of self (self-esteem, self-concept, how to build self-concept, and personality development).

Instructional Procedures:
Teacher and student step-by-step instructions are found below in the "Building Self-Concept Lesson Plan" attachment.


Assessment Plan:
Observe students as they participate in the activities. The thank you note will be a homework assignment. Have them turn in their thank you notes first, grade them, then the students can deliver their notes.

Teen Living Curriculum Guide from the Utah State Office of Education

Vikki Masters

Created Date :
May 28 2012 13:41 PM