Young scholars identify two ways people can make decisions. They list and demonstrate the steps in making a decision actively and recognize that, although feelings affect decisions, people can decide not to act on a feeling.
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On the Court with... Michael Jordan
Pupils learn foundational economic concepts and consider the importance of decision-making, how to evaluate choices and alternatives, and the benefits of consistent training and practice by learning about the early life of Michael Jordan.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Clarifying Values
Encourage thoughtful decision making with a instructional activity that highlights the importance of values. Scholars take part in a grand conversation, listen to stories, and make decisions based on their personal values.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Maniac Magee: Problematic Situation
As part of their reading of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider what it would take to survive living on their own. Using the provided worksheet, individuals list their needs and decide where they would seek shelter.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Executive Government: Executive Decision Making
Young scholars make executive decisions. In this Social Studies lesson, students explore the concept of executive decisions through a game of chess. Young scholars role play a year-level formal plan and implementation.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Creating Community in the Classroom: Part 2 (Cooperative Planning)
Create a supportive environment. Get your learners to work together cooperatively by making and keeping goals. The goal of this lesson is to build a classroom community through goal-setting, decision-making, and positive reinforcement.
K - 8th Social Studies & History