Positive Social Behaviors Teacher Resources
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The Effects of Institutions on Human Behavior
Students investigate the effects of institutions on human behavior. They explore various niches that are encountered as man exists in the ecosystem and discuss both the effects of heredity and the environment on human behavior. They provide a framework which can be related to our everyday ideas for our changing behavior.
Life in a Soviet Household
High schoolers 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.
Assessing Behaviors Using Rational Numbers
Combine a study on appropriate behavior with examining rational numbers! Individuals assess behaviors that they see and experience in the school environment. They identify, define, compare, and order behaviors that are both positive and negative, using number lines to help draw conclusions, reason, and visualize concepts.
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.
Professionalism: Doing What Works
There are so many do's and don'ts in the workplace. Give future employees a head start in understanding good workplace behavior. They create a list of personal characteristics that are strengths or need improvement. They analyze workplace behavior in several scenarios, focusing on specific job skills.
Character and Habits
Part of growing up is differentiating between good and bad habits; developing the positive and eliminating the negative. This resource on life skills can be adapted to almost any age group. Class members participate in multiple activities and a class discussion. They discuss the importance of honesty, responsibility, and trust as well as ways to eliminate bad habits. Reproducible handouts and all other necessary information are included.
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.
Game Related Social Skills
Most of us like to play games, but knowing what to do when a game doesn't go the way one expects is a learned skills. Adolescents with behavioral disorders practice responding to a variety of situations that arise during game play. They take turns, ignore taunting, respond to losing, and discuss disputes.
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
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.
Learning Social Values Through Art
Students examine how artists can be influential in shaping human values, discuss how art addresses social and global issues such as poverty, starvation, crime, and discrimination, research specific artist and his/her social philosophy, and engage in debate on value of art in shaping social awareness and social values.
Be Our Guest
Young scholars share their own opinions about proper and poor etiquette in school. After reading an article, they discover matters of etiquette and conflict that occur during holiday rituals. They role-play the potential conflicts and resolutions. They also create posters advocating proper behavior and etiquette.
Transform a written biography into a video biography! Introduce your learners to the biography format by reading them a few examples (some suggestions are included). Then discuss the factors that make a good biography. What information do you need to know about someone's life to write a strong biography? Finally, have them choose someone to research. After they research the life of their historical figure, have them transform their biography into a video biography!
STD & HIV/AIDS, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Staying Safe
Decrease risky behavior and inform your secondary Special Ed class about AIDS/HIV. They talk about germs, AIDS, transmission, and staying safe. Developmentally disabled individuals need to be informed about safe sex and disease transmission. Links, note to care provider, and worksheets are included.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Sixth graders define immoral acts in the novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.' In this social emotional lesson, 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.
Walking in Line Properly
Pupils 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 consider the difficulties associated with social mobility to interview an adult and write about his or her personal experiences.
Dare to Care for a Grizzly Bear
Students investigate how humans have changed the grizzly bear population. In this ecosystem changes lesson students decide whether or not the grizzly should be delisted from the Endangered Species Act.
Character... My Foundation
Young scholars participate in a activity 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.
EMOTIONAL SKILL: ASKING QUESTIONS
Pupils 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.
Why Juveniles Commit Crimes
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, they write an essay on their reactions and feelings toward juvenile delinquency.