Positive Social Behaviors Teacher Resources
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Students simulate the transaction costs experienced by the average householder in the former Soviet Union. They consider time spent searching and waiting in line, scarcity of goods and the lure of the black market.
Students explore the participant's feelings about his or her use of the skill. They discuss the overall skill of Asking Questions. Students discuss the three critical behaviors involved in the skill of Asking Questions which are: Identify the Question, Select Who to ask, and Pose the Question.
Tenth graders make a list of social skills that people use everyday. They create a "How-to" video on an assigned etiquette area. Students research assigned etiquette area within groups using a WebQuest provided by the teacher and other reference sources.
Learners consider the difficulties associated with social mobility to interview an adult and write about his or her personal experiences.
Students examine the reasons why juveniles commit crimes. As a class, they watch movies showing juveniles committing crims and discuss the impact on societies. They take a field trip to adult and juvenile courts and compare their procedures and rulings. To end the lesson plan, they write an essay on their reactions and feelings toward juvenile delinquency.
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
Students discuss nutrition and compare nutritional values of a snack product claiming health benefits with a candy product.
Students research the economies of countries in the Group of 8 and present how their economies have changed over the past five years and how the relationships among these countries affect each other in light of world events.
How can you foster a thoughtful learning community for your class? First, the class brainstorms a list of behaviors that will help make the classroom a great place to learn. Then learners group similar ideas together and come up with their own expectations. After each group shares, the whole class works together to create a final set of behaviors.
Seventh graders explore the geography of Eastern and Western Europe. They compare and constrast the culture of Jewish people from Eastern and Western Europe. They analyze deportation and confinement in concentration camps, using personal testimonies.
Youngsters create class rules by determining the environment they would like to have in their classroom. They come to a consensus about how to have a safe, fair, fun learning environment by discussing the rules in the Karla Kustin poem, and sharing their behavior plan with their parents.
Sixth graders define immoral acts in the novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.' In this social emotional activity, 6th graders read a selection from 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.' Students identify the immoral acts from the 4 adult male characters. Students rewrite the immoral acts portrayed by the adult males.
Students discuss what would happen if there were no driving safety laws, orally state four behaviors for walking properly in line, identify why walking in hall properly is important to promote positive learning environment, and perform four behaviors for walking in line properly in role play and real life situations.
Students describe the importance of being a responsible citizen. For this philanthropic actions lesson, students view "An American Story" and identify examples from the movie. Students discuss and recognize philanthropic behaviors in the community through interviews and research.
Students elementary financial vocabulary words: spend, save, invest and donate. In this finance lesson, students respond to the story "Sam and the Lucky Moon." Students describe the concepts of wants and needs, resources, scarcity, opportunity and cost. Students define spend, save, invest and donate.
Students explore the Orange Revolution. In this Orange Revolution lesson plan, students examine the climate of the Ukrainian protest and investigate the role of Canadian government in the protest.
Learners are rewarded for behavior by the use of a classroom incentive plan that they design themselves.
Young scholars examine and discuss personal responsibility in regard to the environment. They read stories, analyze a real land-use dispute, develop their own land-use code of ethics, and create and utilize a Good Citizen chart.
Learners recognize the importance of justice, tolerance, equality, and historical figures. For this philanthropic actions lesson, students study the philanthropic actions of historical figures, and learn about the concepts of fairness, equality, justice, tolerance, human rights, common good, and philanthropy.
Students participate in a lesson examining the concept of character and how it is the foundation of lasting human relationships. They examine character traits that are considered positive and then define the differences between personality and character.