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Main Core Tie

Child Development
Strand 1 Standard 1

Additional Core Ties

Child Development
Strand 6 Standard 1

Time Frame

2 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups




Lesson deals with the responsibility of parents to help promote good self-concept in their children. The importance of a child's self-esteem and ways to help a child feel good about him/herself are included


Computer, LCD projector, CD player, Kenny Rogers song: Greatest / CD: She Rides Wild Horses.

Note cards & 8 1/2 X 11" paper, crayons, colored pencils or markers.

Background for Teachers

Review information about self-concepts and self-esteem.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will realize the importance of helping a child (and themselves) have a good self-concept and ways that they can help achieve this.

Instructional Procedures



* The student guide follows the information included in the power point on SELF-CONCEPT/SELF-ESTEEM.

    * Optional Activities:
    *Sound of Music: Song: I Have Confidence
    *Graffiti Boards: Ways to say Good Job
    *Index Card: Draw Picture of Self in favorite outfit as a child / on back write1 way that parents or other adult helped to build your self-esteem
* Successful Parenting- Part one:Self-Esteem is the Key: (VIDEO: Active Parenting Publishers 1-800-825-0060 or check in NASCO catalogue)
* Name Activity: On a piece of paper have the students write their first name in the center. (For the rest of the activities see handout in attachments.)
* On the back of the page have the students complete the Auto-Bio Poem activity (Handout & Sample included in attachments).


Students can find an article on the Internet or in a magazine/newspaper that deals with building self-esteem. After reading the article, write a 1 page synopsis of the article. Include a copy of the article with reference as to where the student found the article.

Assessment Plan

Students will write a 1-2 page essay on self-concept/esteem. In this essay they will include the definition and the importance of good self-concept/esteem. They will also include 10 ways to promote and build self-concept/esteem.


USOE- FACS 1994 Child Development Curriculum

Created: 09/14/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018