Taking Responsible Risks

This Taking Responsible Risks handout & reference also includes:

What does it mean to take responsible risks? Guide young readers through several lessons about one of the Habits of Mind with a set of lessons focused on forests, the outdoors, and naturalism.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Bring to a language arts class or peer counseling session
  • Encourage learners to write about a time they were tempted to take a risk, and whether it was a responsible risk to take
  • Use in a unit about outdoor education and naturalism
  • Incorporate into curriculum for an outdoor camp program
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for a religious class, but applicable to mainstream classes well
  • The lesson on sustainable resources focuses on Washington forests

  • Covers a variety of skills and topics
  • Comes with worksheets and extra materials for each lesson

  • None