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Life Skills:

  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.

Group Size:


It is important to have many different types of friendships. Be aware of the positive or negative characteristics you have in your friendships. Don't be afraid to make new friends and find out more about your current friends.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Teen Living
Strand 3 Standard 1

Differentiate between peers and friends and identify types of friendships (acquaintances, casual, close, and intimate).


  • Bell Ringer Cards for each student
  • "Charlie the Caterpillar" book by Dom DeLuise
  • Friendship Study Guide Handout
  • Friendship PowerPoint Presentation
  • Interview Questions Handout
  • Round 1 and 2 Questions Handout
  • Pen or Pencil for each student
  • Candy or other reward for winning team

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Discuss positive and negative characteristics of friendships. Examine skills for developing and maintaining friendships.

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


Assessment Plan:
Instruct the students to record their notes on the study guide throughout the short lecture. Also, encourage the students to participate in the activity. There will be no homework for this lesson.


  • Teen Living Curriculum Guide from the Utah State Office of Education
  • Jackson, T. (1995). More Activities That Teach. Cedar City: Red Rock Publishing.

Vikki Masters

Created Date :
Jun 01 2012 15:21 PM