The learners brainstorm the effects of taking responsibility and not taking responsibility around issues they care about.
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In this lesson, the learners define the concept of responsibility through personal reflection and discussion.
Learners use respectful language to debate in a scenario that doesn't have a clear right and wrong choice. They try to persuade the group about what is the responsible thing to do.
Through a choice of prompts, the learners reflect on and express their understanding of being responsible.
Some responsibilities are easy to follow while others require constant reminders. Which responsibilities are easy for you, and which ones are easy for your friends? In this lesson we explore the difference between people and types of responsibilities.
The learners break down the steps of decision-making in taking responsibility and apply it to a responsibility that is harder to follow.
The learners examine the responsible choices of Lorenzo de Zavala who was a leader in Texas and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Students explore the meaning of community and describe traits of a healthy classroom community. They develop a class definition of a healthy community and learn how to promote healthy habits in the school community.