Character Education: Respect (Grade 6)
What role does respect play in relationships and life success? How can developing respect equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good?
Learners define respect and explore the meaning of self-respect and respect for others. They explore the relationship of "respect" to definitions and examples of prejudice, bias, racism, and stereotype. The learners are challenged to enhance respect in their personal relationships. They define actions they can take to enhance respect in their school and community.
Learners define respect and explore the meaning of self-respect and respect for others. They explore the relationships between respect and prejudice, bias, racism and stereotype.
A Dr. Seuss story tells about two groups of characters who have no self-respect or respect for others. They analyze the effects of lack of respect and identify ways to demonstrate respect in real-life situations.
In this lesson, we recognize that we all have biases and privileges. It is helpful to be aware of them so we see them as part of our identity and not a reason to judge or discriminate.
Learners analyze the words to a song about prejudice, "Carefully Taught." They rewrite the lyrics with a more positive message.