Students will be led in a discussion of how pleasing behaviors contribute to a happy family, classroom, job situation, and even a happier country. Life Skills posters will be visible for a discussion on friendships, families, and job situations that might require a person to have caring, responsibility, courage, etc. After a discussion about how we see and use these life skills daily in our families and schools, simple art projects will follow to reinforce the ideas of the POSITIVE EFFECTS these life skills can have on our lives, whether in families, schools, jobs or in our government.
The class will study character traits, a.k.a. "life skills", that are essential for a contributing citizen of a democracy, AS WELL AS enabling a person to live happily and productively in a family, classroom, or job setting.
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
**LIFE SKILLS cards/sentence strips, including the word & definition for each...posted in a visible location for discussion
** Construction paper, crayons, markers
**A bulletin board, or a "project board" that can stand up on a counter
**POST-IT pads, that are at least 3" x 4" , which will be cut into LEAF SHAPES
** IF NO SMARTBOARD in classroom, use a whiteboard, chalkboard, or large chart-pad [to utilize during class discussions]
- 1-3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of American democracy and the role of citizens in upholding those principles.
- 1-3.0 The principles of American democracy are reflected in the rights, responsibilities, and actions of citizens both in the past and in the present. To participate effectively in civic life by acting responsibly with the interest of the larger commun...
Lesson Created By: katherinebradley