Divorce Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is divorce and how can it impact children and families? This lesson plan defines divorce, provides statistics on divorce rates and lists strategies for dealing with divorce. A role playing activity allows students to practice what they've learned.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'divorce'
  • list some common causes of divorce
  • explain common responses to divorce
  • summarize methods for dealing with divorce

Length

45 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.C

Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.D

Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.2

Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.4

Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.6

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