The learners will investigate the meaning of respect, especially as it relates to respecting members of diverse groups. Students will analyze the dynamics of group formation and describe how inclusion and exclusion from groups can result in conflict and disrespect.
One 20-minute lesson
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.
Ask the question, "Besides being learners at this school, is there any other group or organization to which you all belong?” (In most cases, there will not be any other that all the learners will share in common.) Say, “We all belong to many formal and informal groups, and today we’re going to look at just a few of those groups.”
From the 6-8 Grade Learning to Give lesson I Belong, Why Don't You?
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
Special thanks to Anne Muller and Austin Independent School district for sharing the list of opposites for this activity
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