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Digital citzenship is explored as your class discusses how to show respect in social situations, in-person, and online by recognizing the importance of "tone" in both face-to-face and online communications. Using a hand-out, learners edit an e-mail message and follow rules given for writing clear and respectful e-mails.
Third graders identify the main ideas illustrated in the story "Dancing Rainbows." They identify details from the story that show respect toward self and others. Students write a paragraph to illustrate how the Tewa Indians show respect. Students participate in a service project to show respect for their school or community.
Fourth graders explore how to hold conversations and respect the privacy of others. They discuss why it is important to ask those in authority for help and to respect others' belongings. They review signs they have observed in public and discuss the meanings of them. They simulate scenarios where they need to ask others for things and show respect for the privacy of others.
Who do children have to obey? Who do parents have to obey? Who do teachers have to obey? After discussing these questions, class members draw and label a picture of someone in authority and illustrate ways others can show respect to this person. Use at the beginning of the year when establishing classroom norms or with a unit on families.
Third graders read the story "Trapped by the Ice" which is about the Antarctic adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton. They identify, write and share examples of respect and responsibility demonstrated by the stories' characters. Students create a character trait doll about themselves. Students write ways they show respect and responsibility.
Young scholars participate in meaningful discussion about respecting others. In this character education activity, students respond to a poem on respect and work in small groups to create a way to present the respect message to an audience (poem, short play, poster, news article, web page, debate, documentary)
Third graders explore respect. In this lesson about respecting others and their property, 3rd graders learn hoe to be nice to other people. Students discuss different situations and whether or not it is being respectful. Students write a story about a person they respect and then role-play the situations discussed earlier.
Students examine the importance of respect, for themselves and others, through reading Touching Spirit Bear. In this respect in language arts instructional activity, students record unknown vocabulary they encounter while reading, then look up definitions and synonyms. Students will also complete journal entries on given topics and participate in sharing circles.