Hands-On Materials

Elementary School Curricula and Lesson Plans

The elementary-focused curriculum and stand-alone lessons in this section can be used in a variety of settings, such as after-school programs, small groups, and classroom presentations.  Each lesson is at least 20 minutes long.

 

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View Resource information(18 resources)Believing the College Dream

Helping My Friends Stay On Track

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

These activities will allow students to explore the pros and cons of getting advice and support from their copilots. Also, students will explore was in which they will help their peers stay on track. Section_C2.pdf (193.34KB)

Navigating the Road to My Future

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson will teach students to understand that even if there are faced by challenges causing setbacks or detours, the challenges can also help them grown and learn. Section_C1.pdf (257.84KB)

Road Map to Success

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

In this lesson, students identify their goals and develop a plan of action to achieve them. Section_B2.pdf (193.21KB)

Who Am I?

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This activities in this lesson will allow students to see themselves as members of larger communities and will identify specific individuals on whom they can count on for support. Section_B1.pdf (296.19KB)

What Does Success Mean to Me?

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

Through this lesson students will begin the process of understanding what success means to them. Section_A3.pdf (70.1KB)

Oral History

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

Students are asked to talk to trusted adults in their lives to share and learn from this valuable resource. Section_A2.pdf (87.41KB)

Who are the Copilots in My Life?

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

Through this lesson students will identify who the copilots (trusted adults) are in their lives. Section_A1.pdf (99.62KB)

Believing the College Dream Preface

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This offers important information about the Believing the College Dream curricula. Preface.pdf (47.16KB)

Believing the College Dream Contents

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lists all of the lessons and workshops offered by the Believing the College Dream Curricula. Table_of_Contents.pdf (47.38KB)

The Benefits of College

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

Through these activities students will understand the benefits of college. Section_D1.pdf (306.15KB)

Educating Myself Benefits Others

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson will help students and families learn how the community benefits from higher education. Students will also learn how important they are to their community and global society. Section_D2.pdf (243.21KB)

What Type of Student Am I?

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson will teach students to understand the skills and resources needed to be a successful in school. Section_E1.pdf (427.39KB)

What Types of Students Do Colleges Want?

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson allows students to explore the skills and activities they need to build upon in order to prepare for the college admissions process. Section_E2.pdf (278.67KB)

Changes, Choices and Lessons

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson explores different types of personal, academic, and social changes students are likely to experience over the next few years. It also explores the factors that should be taken into consideration when making a choice or decision. Section_F1.pdf (507.98KB)

Preparing for High School and Beyond

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

Students will explore different forms of transition, beginning with experiences a copilot had, differences between elementary and middle school, middle school and high school and high school and college. Students will also learn whom to turn to for support and advice. Section_F2.pdf (705.83KB)

Curriculum Reflection

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson allows students to reflect upon what they have learned and identify the most effective activities. Section_G1.pdf (229.05KB)

Student Education Pledge

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson allows students to reflect upon important lessons, explore the importance of maintaining responsibility to themselves and lastly complete their own Student Education Pledge. Section_G2.pdf (226.51KB)

Friends and Family Night

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson brings students and their families together to celebrate student achievement, recognize the support of family and friends, and allow students to showcase their work and lesson they learned through the curriculum. Section_G3.pdf (118.8KB)

View Resource information(2 resources)Different College Systems

College Mascot Bingo

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson introduces the Mascot Loteria/Bingo game explaining that in California there are hundreds of colleges and universities to chose from. Students learn the importance of starting research on college dreams as early as possible. College_Masccot_Bingo.pdf (557.39KB)

Virtual College Scavenger Hunt

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson introduces students to different post-secondary institutions. It includes a brief overview of the different college systems in California and a handout to guide students in compiling information from their on-line tours. Virtual_College_Scavenger_Hunt.pdf (234.24KB)

View Resource information(1 resource)Financial Aid

Financial Aid Choice Game

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This game is a fun way to introduce students to financial aid information and ideas that will assist them in their plan to pay for college. Financial_Aid_Choices_Game.pdf (210.48KB)

View Resource information(2 resources)Miscellaneous College Knowledge Activities

College Word Vocabulary Project

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This sheet gives a list of words and themes you can use to build college vocabulary and knowledge with your students. College_Word_Vocabulary_Project.pdf (271.49KB)

Planning a College Day

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This lesson describes different ways to plan and implement a college day with several themes to choose from. These events can range from something very short and simple to a more elaborate event which entails full staff buy-in, planning time and implementation. Planning_a_College_Day.pdf (2063.1KB)

View Resource information(1 resource)Preparing and Transitioning

Cheap and Easy College-Going Culture

2010 UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This handy cheat sheet will give you some great ideas on how you can quickly and easily contribute to the college-going culture with your students. Cheap_and_Easy_College_Going_for_Elementary_School.pdf (244.99KB)

 

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