Exploring the Science and Social Emotion Component to Hair in Early Childhood

Nakisha Cornelius, Pre-Kindergarten, Ashley Park School

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


The main goal of this curriculum unit is to teach pre-k students about
concepts of hair, introduce chemicals, relate it to how it can change hair, teach students to respect and embrace hair from different cultures, in an age appropriate way teach brief history of African American hair, and build their self-esteem related to hair. Students will build language, comprehension, cognitive, social emotional, and math skills through this unit. They will listen to stories that promote hair affirmations, explore hands on chemical concepts, explore and measure hair, and learn how to
embrace the differences in hair.