Proud of Who I Am
  1. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 01. Self, citizenship, and society
      1. Benchmark E.3 Describe a benefit of group cooperation.
    2. Standard PCS 02. Diverse Cultures
      1. Benchmark E.2 Discuss the importance of respect for others.
      2. Benchmark E.4 Demonstrate listening skills.
  2. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark E.5 Give examples of actions students can take to improve the common good and list or describe responsibilities that go with those actions.

In this activity, the learners discuss and illustrate what it means to show respect for their personal identity, values, and emotions. 

PrintOne 30-minute session

The learner will:

  • identify personal traits and values that represent who they are.
  • express appreciation and respect for themselves.
  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Ask what they know about the movie "Inside Out" (Pixar and Disney production). This movie takes place inside a girl's head and shows the importance of respecting your emotions and understanding yourself. 

  2. Talk about what it means to show respect for who you are and what you value.

    On a piece of paper, each learner draws an outline of a body and decorates and labels it with traits of their identity and self-expression. You may take the time to facilitate this Identity Self-Portrait activity

  3. Allow 15 minutes to create their identity poster. Display their drawings around the room to set up a gallery walk. They may look for unique descriptions and positive traits they share or aspire to.

  4. Have a group discussion to identify traits that exhibit self-respect. Discuss "positive self-talk" and good habits of exercise and health. Topics may include eating well, standing up for yourself, getting enough sleep/exercise, grooming hair/teeth/nails, regular visits to doctors (including dentists and optometrists) and dressing to express oneself. Discourage any self-criticism.

  5. Exit ticket: Write a sentence expressing gratitude and respect for yourself and your identity.