Summer 2017


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Maggie Struck


This capstone explores the development and application of social emotional learning skills in elementary age students. The research question addressed was “what social emotional learning skills are most important in a social emotional learning curriculum for elementary age students? Research surrounding the early development of these skills and the impact that social emotional learning has on overall academic success in the classroom is discussed. Based on findings in the research, a K-2 social emotional learning curriculum was created. The curriculum focuses on three themes- respect, social awareness and self-awareness. This curriculum aims to provide the most comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program for kindergarten-second grade students. The learning opportunities are hands on and engaging, through the incorporation of movement, technology, children’s literature, and real-world application. Additionally, the curriculum includes a home component and opportunities for students to develop goals throughout the course of the lessons

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Education Commons