Respect in Action
  1. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 01. Self, citizenship, and society
      1. Benchmark MS.4 Describe the characteristics of someone who helps others.
    2. Standard PCS 02. Diverse Cultures
      1. Benchmark MS.2 Describe the importance of hearing all voices in a community and respecting their right to be heard.
      2. Benchmark MS.3 Give an example of how philanthropy can transcend cultures.
  2. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.3 Identify and give examples of stewardship in cultural traditions around the world.

Learners define actions they can take to show respect in their school and community.

PrintOne 20-minute session

The learner will:

  • describe self-respect and respect for others.

Harris,Thomas Anthony. I'm OK--You're OK. Harper paperbacks, 2004. ISBN: 10: 0060724277

  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Display the following four lines from the book, I’m OK, You’re OK, by Dr. Harris.

    1. I'm Not OK; You're OK
    2. I'm Not OK; You're Not OK
    3. I'm OK; You're Not OK
    4. I'm OK; You're OK
  2. Dr. Harris concluded that the most common way individuals look at their lives is I'm Not OK; You're OK.

    He also concluded that the I’m OK; You’re OK approach to life is the most ideal and worthwhile.

    Discuss: What is one thing you could do to help bring an I’m OK; You’re OK attitude to our relationships?

  3. Discuss:

    • How does "I'm not OK" relate to the idea of self-respect? How might someone overcome feelings of I’m Not OK?
    • How does "You're OK" or "You're not OK" relate to the idea of respect for others?
    • What are some things our group could propose to do to bring an I'm OK; You're OK attitude to our community?