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Sixth grade is when many students first encounter peer pressure, substance abuse, and social bullying. The research-based Second Step program provides age-appropriate lessons to teach important skills, such as how to disagree respectfully, be assertive, and recognize and respond to bullying. Videos and class discussions engage students and offer strategies for solving problems, identifying hopes, and making plans.



Second Step
Grade 2 Kit

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Included in the Kit

  • 22 durable 11" x 17" color photo-lesson cards
  • 4 Unit Cards for teachers
  • 4 colorful classroom posters
  • 4 Skills for Learning Cards
  • Grade 2 lesson DVD
  • Sing and Step CD


Teaching Materials Notebook that contains:

  • 22 Following Through Cards
  • Take-home activities
  • Family Letters
  • Student handouts
  • Assessments

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Kindergarten educators who register online can:

  • Online training
  • Teaching instructions
  • Summative assessments
  • Digital versions of teaching resources
  • Spanish translations of lesson and family materials
Middle School Program Overview

“We can see it. Every teacher says, 'Something’s different this year.' There are fewer tardies; there are fewer fights. ”

Matthew Nelson, Assistant Principal
O. Henry Middle School, Austin, TX

Call to order the Second Step program: 800-634-4449



Lesson Topics |
Grade 6 lessons are taught once a week and take 50 minutes or can be taught in two parts of 25 minutes each, either option with minimal prep time.
Empathy and Communication Bullying Prevention Emotion Management Problem Solving Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Working in Groups
  • Friends and Allies
  • Considering Perspectives
  • Disagreeing Respectfully
  • Being Assertive
  • Recognizing Bullying
  • Bystanders
  • Emotions—Brain and Body
  • Calming-Down Strategies
  • Using the Action Steps
  • Making a Plan
  • Tobacco and Marijuana
  • Alcohol and Inhalants
  • Identifying Hopes and Plans
  • Making a Commitment
Grade 6 Scope and Sequence
Curriculum Scope and Sequence

All Second Step Grade 6 lessons, concepts, and objectives

Lesson 4: Empathy and Communication: Disagreeing Respectfully

“Chores” Video Excerpt

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  •  800-634-4449
  •  206-343-1223
  • Mon–Fri 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    (Pacific time)
  •  2815 Second Ave., Suite 400
    Seattle, WA 98121

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