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Turn-key, standards-aligned materials provide engaging, hands-on activities that help students to identify actionable ways to bring happiness to their communities.

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CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

It Feels Good to Give

It Feels Good to Give

Grades 7–12
45-60 min. duration
To help students create compassionate goals for being generous at home, at school, and in their community, they will explore how the effects of generosity play out over time.
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CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

Mindfully Compassionate

Mindfully Compassionate

Grades 7–12
45-60 min. duration
Students consider the challenges of showing compassion to others, before investigating the brain science that proves how sustained mindfulness supports compassionate behavior.
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Intro

Intro

Grades 7-12
4:23 min. duration
Explore the science behind practicing the Six Sustainable Happiness skills to cultivate emotional wellness and resiliency for success in school and beyond

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Generosity

Generosity

Grades 7-12
2:58 min. duration
Helping and being kind to others is intrinsically rewarding. By practicing Generosity we can enhance our personal well-being. Help students create meaningful interactions through generosity.

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Gratitude

Gratitude

Grades 7-12
3:26 min. duration
Discovering happiness isn’t just appreciating new things, but also being grateful for what we already have and the good that other people contribute to our lives and in our world. Boost students’ emotional IQ with the power of Gratitude.

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Human Connection

Human Connection

Grades 7-12
2:47 min. duration
Connecting with one another is essential to our wellbeing, authentic relationships and social engagement is the most reliable, enduring predictor of happiness in life. Set students up for success by helping them embrace Human Connection.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Grades 7-12
2:50 min. duration
Mindfulness is all about the art of living in the moment, without judging your thoughts or feelings. Introduce students to practical approaches they can take to reduce stress and focus on the here-and-now.

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Positive Outlook

Positive Outlook

Grades 7-12
3:06 min. duration
Life’s inevitable setbacks are easier to overcome if we lean on the power of Positive Outlook to help us see more possibilities and bounce back from adversity. Help nurture students’ resiliency by increasing emotional intelligence.

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Purpose

Purpose

Grades 7-12
3:09 min. duration
Having a Purpose and knowing that you matter and can make a difference increases our sense of happiness. Encourage students to strive for something bigger than themselves.

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Happiness Skills: Tools to Combat Issues Facing Adolescents

Happiness Skills: Tools to Combat Issues Facing Adolescents

Grades 7-12
3:27 min. duration
Happiness is a skill that can be developed. Build emotional resilience through science-based tools that cultivate happiness and help combat issues facing adolescents.

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This is Your Brain on Happiness

This is Your Brain on Happiness

Grades 7-12
4 min. duration
Happiness is an essential aspect of what it means to be human. Explore the science behind happiness and how happiness can affect our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

VIDEO

For Educators: Benefits of The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

For Educators: Benefits of The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

Grades 7-12
3:56 min. duration
Hear from experienced educators and administrators as they detail how Six Sustainable Happiness Skills benefit both the students and the teachers.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

Be Thankful

Be Thankful

Grades 7-12
45-60 min. sessions
Students explore the meaning of gratitude and its connection to happiness from both a scientific and a personal perspective by creating gratitude journals.
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CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

Agree to Disagree

Agree to Disagree

Grades 7–12
2x 30-45 min. sessions
Students use group simulations to discover how the art of disagreeing respectfully helps them overcome destructive habits and achieve sustainable happiness.
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CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

Judge Less, Reflect More

Judge Less, Reflect More

Grades 7–12
45 min. duration
Students learn how the power of self-reflection can keep snap judgments in check and help foster a more positive outlook in their day-to-day lives.
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CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

Happiness Skills: Tools to Combat Issues Facing Adolescents

Happiness Skills: Tools to Combat Issues Facing Adolescents

Grades 7–12
45 min. duration
Students identify personal goals and make a plan for implementing daily practice of one of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills.
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CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

This Is Your Brain on Happiness

This Is Your Brain on Happiness

Grades 7–12
45 min. duration
Students participate in a jigsaw activity to research how happiness changes the brain and how they can take control of those positive changes.
Student Activity

CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

Happiness Role Play

Happiness Role Play

Grades 7–12
x2 45-min. class periods
In a group setting, demonstrate how the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills are exhibited in everyday situations that students are likely to experience.
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CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage

Grades 7–12
45-60 min. duration
Some evolutionary theories suggest that kindness and generosity make species vulnerable. But, could it be that these prosocial behaviors actually help species thrive?
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CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

Mindfulness Muscle

Mindfulness Muscle

Grades 7–12
45 min. duration
Research shows that action and emotion are deeply connected. See how actions like mindfulness help us regulate our emotions, then create a personal plan for building your "mindfulness muscle."
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DIGITAL LESSON BUNDLE

Digital Interactions

Digital Interactions

Grades 7–12
3x 60 min. sessions
Meet students where they are using digital interactions to help them understand the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills. Inspire students to examine the effects of digital media on their emotions and use technology in ways that will increase their happiness.
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DIGITAL LESSON BUNDLE

This Is Your Brain on Happiness

This Is Your Brain on Happiness

Grades 7–12
4x 45-min. class periods
Guide your students as they learn about each happiness skill, examine the brain science behind it, and practice the skill. The encourage students to share their learning with the broader school community by creating a school-based happiness project.
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FAMILY ACTIVITY

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Grades 7–12
30–45 min. duration
Emotions spread like energy—when we feel happy, it spreads to the people around us. Activate happiness in your household with this fun family activity.
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INFOGRAPHIC

The Benefits of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

The Benefits of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

Grades 7–12
Varies
Delve into the science behind happiness and learn how happiness can impact the physiology of the brain, and the positive effects it can have on learning.
Open Digital Experience

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

For Educators: Benefits of The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

For Educators: Benefits of The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills

Grades 7–12
30 min. duration
Educators engage in a session of open dialogue and brainstorm ways to implement the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills in their school.
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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

Discover Your Happy

Discover Your Happy

Grades 7–12
26:47 min. duration
Learn how happiness impacts our physiology and psychology, then see how students and educators activate happiness using these skills.

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

Pre-VFT Classroom Activity: Measuring Happiness

Pre-VFT Classroom Activity: Measuring Happiness

Grades 7–12
Varies
If someone asked you how you could measure happiness, what would you say? Is happiness the same for everyone? Identify what behaviors, habits and thought patterns help people to experience happiness. Then, work with your students to develop a Happiness in Action plan.
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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

Virtual Viewing Party Guide

Virtual Viewing Party Guide

Grades 7–12
Various durations
Extend the impact of the Discover Your Happy Virtual Field Trip by connecting your students with classrooms across the country through a live online conversation.
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Parents

The inability to reduce and cope with stress and anxiety can negatively impact different facets of a teen’s life including their health, friendships, relationships with parents, and academic performance. Discover Your Happy provides tools for families to seamlessly bring the conversation home and share key resources with friends and community members.

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