This lesson teaches responsible personal conduct and encourages students to consider the effect their individual actions have on the group. To encourage students to brainstorm and develop ideas for classroom rules....
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Unit: Growing as a Group
By reviewing, debating, and voting on a final set of classroom rules that will govern classroom behavior, students will learn and participate in a democratic process related to the rule of law.
Students in each class will generate a list of up to ten rules that protect rights by controlling those student behaviors that violate rights of others.
Students will identify problems related to class rules, develop proposed solutions, debate the proposals and vote on changes as needed.
Students will apply the concept of jurisdiction to classroom rules, identify court-recognized student rights and create a list of behaviors in a classroom that might violate student rights.
Unit: Philanthropic Behavior
Students will create class rules by determining what they would like their classroom to look like, feel like, and sound like in order for it to be a safe, fair, and fun learning environment. They will come to a consensus about what behaviors will lead to this goal, and...
This lesson will explore the events and circumstances (the Jim Crow Laws) that led up to the Civil Rights Movement. The lesson is designed to provide the learners with an historical understanding of circumstances of African - Americans prior to the Civil Rights movement as well as...
Unit: Let's Play and Learn
Learners discover that rules are helpful. Rather than being a roadblock, rules can actually help us to avoid problems. Students learn that cooperation skills involve knowing and following (obeying) the rules.
Students explore the meaning of honesty as it relates to playing by the rules and making choices that support the common good. Students discuss and illustrate how people could respond honestly and dishonestly to the same situation. They learn vocabulary related to honesty.