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Show Respect Online
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.
Dancing Rainbows: A Pueblo Boy's Story
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.
First graders discuss the term "respect beliefs and unique" their definitions and ways that we can show respect to others. They brainstorm ways that people are unique and their different beliefs and complete the handout, "My family and I."
Students identify different ways to demonstrate respect towards others. They discuss ways to show respect using their eyes, ears, mouth, and hands, identify how they like to be treated by others, and draw a picture of ways to show respect.
First graders identify behaviors and attitudes that demonstrate respect versus disrespect toward others. They discuss examples of how to respect others, describe pictures of examples of respectful behavior, and role-play scenarios of various ways to demonstrate respect.
Asking Shows Respect for Privacy of Others
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.
Come Play With Me
First graders explore the topics of fair play, good sportsmanship, showing respect for others, and treating others the way you want to be treated. They listen to stories, draw pictures, and participate in games that support the topic of fair play and respect for others.
Trapped by the Ice
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.
Students participate in meaningful discussion about respecting others. In this character education lesson, 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)
Students Helping And Respecting Each Other
Students discuss ways to help and respect others. They create skits that demonstrates cooperation, sportsmanship, and kindness. They video skits and share the information with other grades. Students write an essay on respectfulness.
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.
Character Education - "Respect"
Pupils apply research skills, open-ended discussions, and cooperative learning experiences to investigate the meaning of respect. Practicing good manners means showing respect for yourself, for others, for property, and for the world at large.
Health Grade 3
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 discuss proper ways to work in a group. In this character education lesson plan, students identify the vocabulary words "inclusion" and "exclusion" and create a list of ways to respect others in a group setting.
Students increase listening comphrehension and use critical thinking skills. They take turns and show respect for the work of others. They cooperatively build a block structure.
Ants Have Feelings, Too!
Students illustrate an event from an ants point of view. They predict the outcome of a story they are reading as a class and express ways on how to show respect for others. They role play cooperative behaviors to end the activity.
Character Education - Respect for Self, Property, Others and The Environment
Students interpret facts and paraphrase information regarding respect. They assess the importance of showing respect for themselves, for others, for property, and for the world at large. They integrate The Golden Rule into their daily lives.
Ants Have Feelings, Too!
Students consider how they show respect for others. In this service learning lesson, students listen and respond to literature from different perspectives.
Students learn what it means to show respect for others while building a project. In this building lesson, students alternate adding blocks to their structure. Students may not move another student's block and learn to cooperate.
New! A Creator’s Responsibilities
Want to keep your learners from plagiarizing? Here is one way to tackle the topic and relate it not only to plagiarizing text, but also to pirating music and video productions. Class members discuss the topic, watch a video about pirating, and examine case studies. The instructional activity combines individual and group work to make learners consider their own actions.