Social Awareness

Social Awareness

2 Seasons

Here you can access our content by topic or by CASEL's programming. HeartSmart's Curriculum is cross-referenced with the 5 CASEL Core Competencies. However we organize our lesson progression differently, which is why some of our lessons below appear out of order.

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Social Awareness
  • CASEL's SEL Framework

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    Click here to download CASEL's PDF explaining each of the CASEL 5 Core Competencies in more detail. Alternatively visit to find out more.

  • Robots Come in All Shapes, Sizes, and Wires

    Episode 1

    There's a new robot on the block ... In this lesson, Dave and Boris explore diversity and how to enlarge our perspective and empathize with others, even when those robots look different from our robots.

    Materials Required: pencil, paper, and scissors (colored pencils, markers, and craft items op...

  • Boris Is Lost

    Episode 2

    Boris gets lost ... Dave and Boris talk about how to identify with people’s stories, especially impactful stories, where people almost get lost! Dave models empathy with Boris's emotions. He shows children how to love others well by putting yourself in their shoes and by concentration and lending...

  • Facebook vs. Fakebook

    Episode 3

    Can a robot have a Facebook?... In this lesson, Dave and Boris explore the world of social media vs the real world. Boris talks about the depression that can come from comparing oneself to others especially on Instagram! Dave leads Boris through gratefulness exercises, which focus him into joy an...

  • Open Arms

    Episode 4

    Boris's arms are always open... and that's because robots can't cross their arms. In this lesson Dave and Boris talk about opening up to the people around you. Boris learns about all the connections we share, and he discovers that the more you open your arms and let people in, the more the world ...