Parenting Responsibilities Teacher Resources
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Students discuss their responsibilities and experiences as parents. Individually, students create a list of parental responsibilities. Individual lists are combined and discussed with the whole class. This lesson is designed for students acquiring English.
Who's Responsible - You Or Your Parents?
Students watch a news clip about people who think bad parents are to blame for bad kids. They then take a quiz about legal age and responsibility. Finally they design a series of parenting lessons.
Parental Accountability and Public Policy
Students examine laws that relate to parental accountability for minors. Students debate these laws and identify their own personal opinions regarding parental civil and criminal liability. Students draft legislation that reflects their opinions.
Debating the Issues of Rockdale County
Pupils interpret information from the video "The Lost Children of Rockdale County" through a series of written questions and answers, and group discussion and evaluate the parameters of parental responsibility in the lives of teenagers.
Does the Defense of Marriage Act Promote the Health, Safety, Morals, and General Welfare of the Public?
Gay marriage is the topic for a structured, academic controversy discussion. The process begins with groups reading primary source documents and recording their responses to text-based questions on the provided graphic organizer. Participants are then assigned a side, either for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) or against DOMA, and in groups of four (two for and two against) present their arguments. As a conclusion, individuals then craft an essay presenting their own stance on the question. Be sure to investigate your school's policy on using "R" rated films in the classroom, and discussing topics of sexuality before using this resource with your classes.
Going to School Paintings
This resource will help you compare and contrast the history of school experiences in America. In this cross curriculum U.S. history and art appreciation instructional activity, students view and discuss reproductions of the 19th century "Learning the ABC's" and "John F. Demeritt." Students interview their parents about school memories and share ways in which contemporary school experiences are alike and different from those of their parents.
South Korean Women at the Turn of the Century, with a Focus on the Modernity
Students consider the role of women in South Korea. In this global studies lesson, students examine articles and interviews regarding women and educational achievement. Students discuss women's issues in South Korea and compare them to women's issues in the United States.
Court So Orders (The)
Using the materials and information provided in the three lessons prior to this one (all easily found online), pupils discuss the Supreme Court and prepare for two mock trials. Handouts are included that help guide simulators. Consider watching a clip from a famous case to show learners what their role will be.
Reproduction, Day 3: Parenthood
Reproduction can result in parenthood. Discuss the pros and cons, responsibility, and possible results of sexual intercourse. Intended for a secondary special education class, this instructional activity is developmentally appropriate for mild to moderately disabled high schoolers.
How Right Are Patients' Rights?
Learners examine the healthcare system, including insurance, drug prices, and patient rights. Following a field trip to the children's ward of a hospital, they work in groups to analyze various conditions,problems/diseases, presented on index cards. Other facets of the lesson include watching several videos about health care and holding a student debate about adopting a universal health plan.
Planning to Parent, Day 1: Infant Health
What do infants need? What are parental responsibilities? Why breastfeed? What are the pros and cons? When do infants sit-up, roll over, crawl, talk, get teeth, eat solid foods, and sleep through the night? So many questions, and this is just the beginning of an eighteen-year responsibility. This instructional activity provides a good start with a lot of useful information to answer many of these questions.
The Railroads and Settlement of the Great Plains
Enhance your American literature unit with this resource, in which readers access the Nebraska Studies website and read about "Railroads and Settlement." They search for a photograph of some aspect of the railroad from the Prairie Settlement, Nebraska Photographs and Letters. Additionally, they complete a worksheet and participate in class discussions of the topic.
Family Math Workshops
Students explore the math they are learning in the classroom with their families. In this math workshop activity, participants learn about the types of mathematics being taught in the classroom. These workshops provide opportunities to strengthen the family/school connection.
Lift the Math Curse
Students complete a variety of activities related to the book "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka. They write a story about a day in their life that includes illustrations, fifteen math problems, the written story, and an answer key. Students read and present their books to the class.
Parental Accountability and Public Policy
Learners examine the extent of parental responsibility. In this liability and accountability lesson, students review cases which find children at fault and determine to what extent, if any, that parents are responsible for the actions of their children. As a culminating activity, learners write their own legislative bills based on parent accountability.
Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things
Students explore philanthropy throughout the history of the United States. In this character development lesson, students listen to a speech by J. F. Kennedy and discuss the impact his speech may have had on volunteerism in our country. Students write a paper including reflections on the importance of philanthropy to their own community.
Learning Economics through Comics
Students summarize the historical development of money. In this economics lesson, students describe the process of bartering and explain how money facilitates trade and exchange. Students also define and describe inflation and a modern banking system and its services.
Sula Study Questions
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about Toni Morrison's Sula. Students may check some of their answers online.
Is That Movie OK?
Discuss movies and movie enjoyment with your middle school language arts class. They interpret movie review information, determine appropriate movies, and then write film reviews to share with the class. Focus on using context clues to aid with reading comprehension and unfamiliar words.
Father Knows Best, Write a Father's Day Letter
Students write a Father's Day letter. For this friendly letter writing lesson, students brainstorm a list of parent responsibilities, then write three specific ways their fathers care for them. Students share learning experiences they have had with their father after the teacher describes how she now understands rules set by her father. Students write a friendly letter to their father including personal information and stories.