Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Human Development & Family Science


The capstone project focuses on teaching social-emotional skills to second-grade students in Latino communities. Many second-grade students are still developing socially-emotionally and some have not yet mastered self-awareness, self-management, and relationship skills which all fall under Social-emotional skills. As said by National University, obtaining these 3 skills “helps students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others”. According to Guzman (2022), they are “key components to succeed academically, interpersonal relationships, family, and community life”. Social-emotional development provides long-term skills that can be learned during childhood and is beneficial throughout the lifespan. Therefore I have created a 3 part social-emotional learning lesson for second graders at Frank Paul Elementary School. This 3 part social emotional lesson will focus on self-awareness, self-management, and relationship skills. Self-awareness will allow students to identify their emotions. Self-management will allow students to manage their emotions after identifying them. Lastly, relationship skills will allow them to show empathy for others to be able to build those relationships.