Curriculum description

Explore important factors that influence the happiness and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for middle school-aged children.

Benefits include:

  • Helping students focus and learn
  • Increased emotional resilience
  • Strengthen impulse control and emotional management
  • Improved social behavior
  • Heightened empathy
  • Practical skills for enhanced well-being

Each lesson fulfills Common Core Standards and features one letter of the acronym HAPPINESS.

Curriculum includes downloadable:

  • teacher manual (Sample lesson here)
  • teacher training videos
  • SEL assessments
  • thematic blogs
  • numerous video links to enhance interactive experience

Training Videos description

Get behind the scenes look at fun activities that support engagement and leave kids wanting to come back for more.


Optionally, you may bundle the Project Happiness film and book(s) to enhance the curriculum.

Project Happiness FilmThe Project Happiness Film. In this award-winning documentary, youth from three continents interview George Lucas, Richard Gere and neuroscientist Richard Davidson on the nature of lasting happiness. Then, they travel to India for an unforgettable private audience with the XIV Dalai Lama. Through their eyes, gain a new perspective on how to expand happiness and live a meaningful life. Authentic happiness is not only possible – it’s closer than you think.




Adobe Photoshop PDFThe Project Happiness Book. The Project Happiness Handbook combines the best of mindfulness, positive psychology, neuroscience, and conflict resolution. It has over 70 experiential activities and guides readers on a transformational journey of self-awareness, stress reduction and personal empowerment. It also provides practical solutions that can be used in day-to-day living.



Come back shortly to learn about how Project Happiness and Donors Choose are teaming up to help fund the Project Happiness Curriculum for your classroom!