Students listen to a creative story about a group of characters who have no self-respect or respect for others. Students analyze the effects of lack of respect and identify ways to demonstrate respect in real-life situations.
One 20-minute class period
The learner will:
This character education mini-lesson is not intended to be a service learning lesson or to meet the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. The character education units will be most effective when taught in conjunction with a student-designed service project that provides a real world setting in which students can develop and practice good character and leadership skills. For ideas and suggestions for organizing service events go to www.generationon.org.
One copy of The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss (see Bibliographical References).
Write the word "Sneetch" on the board. Let learners know that for this discussion they are to assume the word "Sneetch" refers to a type of creature. Ask learners what they think a "Sneetch" might look like.
Seuss, Dr. The Sneetches and Other Stories. New York: Random House, 1961. ISBN: 0-394-90089-8
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