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Eighth-grade students are going through physical, social, and emotional growth spurts. They want to try new things and are interested in how things work. The research-based Second Step program provides much-needed lessons on self-esteem, being a good friend, stereotypes, bullying on dates, substance abuse prevention, and keeping commitments. Students wrap up their middle school years with the skills they need for a successful transition to high school.



Second Step
Grade 8 Kit

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Included in the Kit

  • 13 lessons
  • Lesson Companion DVD
  • 3 posters
  • Academic Integration Activities
  • Homework and Family Letters
  • Formative and summative assessments
  • 22 student handouts

More Content Online!

  • Teaching instructions
  • Writable student handouts and homework
  • Digital versions of support materials
  • Lesson-prep videos
  • Video-based staff training
  • Videos for staff and families

Middle School Program Overview

“What I like about the Second Step program is that it helps kids get through their school year without being bullied and find friends and with fitting in and just having a good time in school.”

Kevin, Eighth-Grade Student
Burien, WA

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



Lesson Topics |
Grade 8 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 Goal Setting Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Working in Groups
  • Leaders and Allies
  • Handling a Grievance
  • Negotiating and Compromising
  • Bullying in Friendships
  • Labels, Stereotypes, and Prejudice
  • Bullying in Dating Relationships
  • De-escalating a Tense Situation
  • Coping with Stress
  • Making Your Plan
  • Evaluating Your Plan
  • Identifying Future Goals
  • Keeping Your Commitment
Early Learning Scope and Sequence
Curriculum Scope and Sequence

All Second Step Grade 2 lessons, concepts, and objectives

Lesson 6: Bullying Prevention: Labels, Stereotypes, and Prejudice

“Real Voices” 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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