An interactive learning journey for young people to learn to think, feel and connect with the changing world around them.
Through discussion-based lesson plans, students will develop essential life skills for long-term emotional wellbeing as they explore three core subject areas: IDENTITY, SOCIETY and THE NATURAL WORLD.
RESOURCES: Weekly lesson plans
CURRICULUM LINKS: PSHE & SMSC
FORMAT: Downloadable PowerPoints
LESSON PLAN OPTIONS: 15 | 30 | 60 minute lesson plans available
RELEVANT AGES: 11-18 years (KS3-KS5)
COST: £400 per annum
ThoughtBox Secondary Curriculum is a ready-to-teach SMSC and PSHE curriculum, designed to cultivate emotional intelligence. Each curriculum topic is available for KS3, KS4, and KS5. All PowerPoint lesson plans are available online for members to access and download via a members-only area.
How do this sort of learning help young people?
We believe that empathy is an innate characteristic which, just like a muscle, is something that can be strengthened over time through practice and effort. Our ThoughtBox lessons help young people to practise empathy and develop critical thinking skills, gaining the tools and mindset needed to think outside the box and develop strong emotional intelligence.
Through hands on, interactive learning experiences designed and developed by teachers, pupils find inspiration, grow curiosity and learn to feel connected to the changing world around them.
How do the lesson plans work for each topic?
Each topic contains 4 x weekly lesson plans that follow this format:
Week 1: IMMERSE
Engage with the topic and delve straight into ideas and learning.
Week 2: UNDERSTAND
Understand how we got to this point and what is happening/why there is an issue.
Week 3: EXPLORE
Look at alternative global perspectives and explore the challenges and opportunities.
Week 4: EMPOWER
Inspire positive action and empowered responses moving forward.