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Ready to use SEL Social Emotional Learning Lesson teaching WATER SAFETY Based on American Red Cross Rules w 10 Videos + Activities



Special Education, Specialist, Teacher
Kindergarten, Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Social Emotional
Goal-Directed Behavior, Personal Responsibility
44 Pages
Social Emotional
Resource Type
Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Multimedia


This is a READY TO USE (NO PREP) lesson that addresses the social-emotional learning SEL / character education curriculum concepts of WATER SAFETY, PERSONAL SAFETY, DROWNING PREVENTION, & PROTECTING OURSELVES AND OTHERS WHEN IN THE WATER based on the American Red Cross rules & videos. It includes 44 slides and links & QR Codes to 10 videos to utilize with your lesson. Also included are links to activities for each video. There is also a video introduction to the lesson by Izzy, The Wonder Dog and her brother, Oliver, which the kids love.

Concepts included are:
Water safety rules
What drowning really looks like
Drowning statistics for kids
Why following water safety rules is important
Responding to a variety of water safety situations
Video for each water safety rule

This lesson is appropriate for use with both large and small groups or as an individual intervention to support your social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum. It is intended for the elementary level.

As a bonus, you also will be getting a free unique PowerPoint template that you can utilize over and over! What a bargain! A pre-made lesson ready to teach with no prep AND a unique PPT template! And all for less than the cost of a couple of cups of coffee!!

This presentation has 44 slides and includes links to 10 different videos to support the social-emotional learning/character education curriculum concepts that are addressed. This is a rich variety of concepts that all need to be taught to our students to ensure their later success.

I would schedule 30-45 minutes for this lesson depending upon the discussion that you lead with students and how many videos you utilize. It could easily be turned into a unit for small groups. This lesson is easily customizable for all levels of elementary depending on how you present it.

This lesson can be edited to make it fit your exact needs. I have the slides arranged in the way that I feel will help me teach, but you may want to rearrange or even delete some. The beauty of being able to personalize this lesson for yourself is that it is easily adapted to teach different levels at the elementary level or even older. All of my lessons and forms are field-tested. I have used them myself and have been successful with them.

The videos and support the social-emotional learning/character education curriculum concepts and help students to generalize them into their own lives and experiences. These videos are thought-provoking and entertaining ways to think about this very important concept and how it relates to being successful both now and in the future. I have found that videos are very effective in helping students to create an emotional link to the abstract concepts that character education involves. Coupled with discussions in which you can assist students to make the connection, it is an easy and effective way to teach these difficult concepts and assist students to internalize them into their own personalities.

This presentation includes slides that have transitions and animations to help to hold your students' interest. It is easily personalized and customized and includes a master slide that you can copy and paste into the location where additional information or personalization is desired.

Character education/SEL is vital to the success of our students. Employers report that the qualities for which they are looking when hiring include the “soft skills” that are character education. As educators, we are called to support learning in the character education and social skills areas in order to educate the whole child.

Websites and videos are NOT embedded but are links. I do not own them or control them, so if there is a problem with a broken link or something else, please let me know so that I can repair, replace, or fix the presentation for you. Anytime you have technology incorporated, you risk having related issues.

I appreciate communication so that I can provide the best possible service for you. In the event that a link does not work, please contact me via the “QUESTIONS” page or can email me directly at [email protected] , and I will do my best to remedy the situation for you!! I want to provide the best possible product for your use.

**NOTE*** links do not work in editing mode in PowerPoint. They are only active in presentation mode. Please be aware of this.

**NOTE** If you are using a Chromebook and/or Google slides, some functions are lost, but the lesson should present well. After uploading to your Google Drive, click the file and then open as a Google Slide. I have included word-based links as well as video-based links in case you have difficulty getting videos to play in Google.

As always, if there is a lesson that you need to have created specifically for your needs, please let me know. I am happy to listen to your ideas to extend the coverage of all ASCA Counseling Standards & Benchmarks. Just let me know your ideas, and I will do the work for you!

Please play fair. This is intended for single classroom use only and should not be distributed or published without written permission from Counselor Bev. Lesson & PowerPoint template Copyright 2020 Counselor Bev.

You have purchased a single license for this resource. You may use this resource individually in your practice, classroom, or school in whatever manner you wish. However, re-distribution of this resource in any way or use of it by anyone who is not the license holder is a violation of copyright. If others are interested in this resource, please purchase an additional license or direct them to my store.
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Ready to use SEL Social Emotional Learning Lesson teaching WATER SAFETY Based on American Red Cross Rules w 10 Videos + Activities