Same and Different

A take on "If You're Happy and You Know It" opens a lesson about similarities and differences. Scholars speak in-depth on the unique characteristics that make up their classroom. The teacher or counselor records responses. Class members reflect on their discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Perform the dance dring brain breaks to refresh the mind and body while reminding pupils of the lesson's objective 
  • Use a Venn diagram to highlight the similarities and differences between peers 
  • Highlight each response and celebrate it, encourage learners to brainstorm ways they can champion interests that they may not share 
Classroom Considerations
  • This lesson is the second of three in a series all about friendship
Pros
  • Develops the social and emotional learning competency, social awareness
  • The song gets participants up and moving 
Cons
  • None
Common Core