What Respect Means to Me
Students develop and practice respect for self, others, and the environment. They create good habits of respect, show acceptance for diversity, and learn positive self-talk. They define disrespect and teach others the consequences of bullying.
Learners define respect first without any input from the teacher or class discussion. Then as a group, they discuss the meaning of respect and differentiate it and contrast it with disrespectful behavior to self and others.
The students will demonstrate self-respect by learning good habits for taking care of their emotional and physical health. The students will be provided with an opportunity to practice treating oneself and being treated by others with respect. They explore why caring for self and others is good for the community.
Students will understand the importance of having respect for others. Students will practice tolerance and acceptance toward all people, including others with disabilities and various cultural backgrounds.
After learning about the definition of respect toward self and others, students will be provided with an opportunity to see and behave with respect towards property in the community. Students will make observations around the school and record their findings in order to better understand how to learn positive habits towards property.
Students examine how their understanding of respect evolved. This will be achieved by creating and completing a reflection/demonstration project that illustrates what respect for self, others, property and environment looks likes.