Personal Responsibility Teacher Resources
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The fourth in a five-lesson unit examining human rights and personal responsibility asks class groups to investigate a current rights issue, and using the provided graphic organizer, summarize the issue, consider which rights are being violated, and suggest actions individuals could take.
Play a game to quiz your kids on what they know about citizenship. There are 10 questions that cover topics ranging from responsibility to volunteerism. The game is cute, interactive, and perfect for second through fourth graders.
In this unit on dating and personal responsibility, learners examine the potential dangers of intimacy and the benefits of abstinence. After watching a video, "Time to Wait for Sex," they discuss such related topics as sexually transmitted diseases, dating, and pregnancy. Finally, learners answer an affection questionnaire. This lesson is intended for older audiences and is of a sensitive nature please review and consider your classroom context prior to use.
Young scholars discover stakeholders in life situations. In this personal responsibility lesson, students ask and answer questions about real life scenarios, discussing who is at stake if things aren't handled correctly.
Young scholars make puppets out of their paper bags of boys and girls and role play saying no through the puppets. They also paint a picture of a healthy, happy child.
If you are considering reading Esperanza Rising with your class, this fine packet of worksheets may be what you're looking for. Students read the book in groups, utilize the packet to keep on track with their reading, and respond to what they've read with meaningful activities. Activities include prediction, character analysis, and vocabulary.
If you are considering reading Bearstone with your students, utilize these worksheets for a richer experience! They will help your readers stay on task with their assignments, and elicit significant responses to what they have read. You will also find interesting activities which will facilitate character analysis, prediction and the creation of a story map. Excellent questions are provided for use at the end of each chapter. Beautiful!
Learners reading the book Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George can enhance their understanding of the novel using this comprehensive activity. Students can use the graphic organizers to display information and the many comprehension questions to check for understanding.
Are you planning on reading The Summer of the Swans with your students? Then this packet of worksheets is for you! Students read the story in groups, and utilize this fine packet to help them keep on track, and to respond to what they are reading in a variety of high-quality and meaningful ways. An outstanding resource!
Are you planning on reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with your students? Then this journal is for you! Students read the book together in groups. They can use this fabulous packet of worksheets to help keep them on track and to respond to their reading in a variety of ways. An excellent resource!
Young scholars use primary documents to understand why and how tzedakah (charity) should be given. In this philanthropic lesson, students understand that how they give charity can be as important as giving it.
A Weave of Words by Robert D. San Souci is the focus of this reading packet. Learners answer comprehension questions and contemplate what they have read using this activity.
Jellybeans Up Your Nose, by Jeff Moss, prompts a discussion of responsible and irresponsible behaviors. After reading and discussing the poem, groups of fifth graders examine a Dr. Seuss-ism, from Geisel’s Seuss-isms, and report back to the class about the kind of responsibility (personal responsibility, environmental responsibility, etc.) of which their Seuss-ism is an example and the consequences of ignoring that responsibility.
Students recognize some of the physical dangers of smoking. They discuss personal responsibilities regarding smoking and peruse magazines and newspapers to find at least one tobacco advertisement.
Students investigate how to work together during physical exercise. One person in the group records the number of exercises. They are scored according to a physical fitness participation rubric. The group is assessed together for a score. The grouping has one member who is motivating students during the activity.
Students discuss the importance and responsibilities of dating behaviors. They list dating behaviors that support personal values and identify the personal responsibilities associated with dating. They play some video clips with love scenes.
Learners identify Web sites containing pertinent information about their particular topic. They judge Web site for accuracy and reliability. Students determine the critical information to be included in their presentation. They create questions for their audience that provide information and pique interest in their topic.
Middle schoolers analyze examples of honesty. In this character education lesson, students role play various situations and decide if they should engage in honest or dishonest behaviors.
Pupils gain an introduction to our planet's solid waste problem and our personal responsibility in curbing and solving said problem through the use of Dr. Seuss' book, The Lorax. After hearing the book, class discussion follows.