Self-Concept Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has an Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education

Use this lesson plan to help students become more aware of themselves as unique individuals. Students start off watching a video lesson examining what self-concept is and the five tenets of self-concept, then apply concepts to a reflective activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define self-concept
  • explain the difference between ideal and actual self
  • list and discuss the five tenets of self-concept


1 - 1.5 hours


Key Vocabulary

  • Ideal self
  • Actual self
  • Self-concept
  • Self-knowledge
  • Social roles
  • Self-esteem
  • Change
  • Stability
  • Protection
  • Problem-solving
  • Improvement

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.5

Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).

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