Personal Responsibility Teacher Resources

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In Sync Personal Development: Year 10

For Teachers 10th Standards
The 10 lessons in the In Sync Personal Development unit module encourage high school sophomores to take personal responsibility for the changes in their lives and develop tactics to deal with these changes. Individuals set goals and...
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Health In Progress: Personal Responsibility

For Students 1st - 3rd
A good worksheet on personal health responsibilities would be a great addition to a unit on personal health. The simple, four-question format should foster some good discussion with your class.
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Our Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The fourth in a five-lesson plan unit examining human rights and personal responsibility asks class groups to investigate a current rights issue, and using the provided graphic organizer, summarize the issue, consider which rights are...
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Assessment and Discussion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Without concerned citizen action to uphold them (human rights) close to home; we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world. . ." Eleanor Roosevelt's comment is used to set the stage for the conclusion of a five-lesson plan...
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Jellybeans Up Your Nose

For Teachers 5th
Jellybeans Up Your Nose, by Jeff Moss, prompts a discussion of responsible and irresponsible behaviors. After reading and discussing the poem, groups of fifth graders examine a Dr. Seuss-ism, from Geisel’s Seuss-isms, and report back to...
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Managing Change

For Teachers 10th Standards
Learning to embrace the opportunities and challenges change presents is the focus of the exercises and activities in this fifth session of a 10-lesson course on Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual (SPECS) health. The...
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Stakeholders Lesson

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover stakeholders in life situations.  In this personal responsibility lesson, students ask and answer questions about real life scenarios, discussing who is at stake if things aren't handled correctly.  
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Fabulous Felines

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a list of pet needs.  In this personal responsibility lesson, students discover which items a cat needs in order to survive.  Students complete worksheets based on cat ownership.
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"When They Came for Me, There Was No One Left to Speak Up" - Exploring Personal and Collective Responsibility in WWII

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the underlying meaning of the phrase spoken by Pastor Martin Niemoller in 1945, "When they came for me, there was no one left to speak up."  In this World History lesson, students share in a class discussion on civic and...
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Managing Influences and Making Decisions

For Teachers 9th Standards
Does patience help people become more responsible? Class members explore the topic with a What's It To Do With Me? quiz to assess their personal responsibilities. They engage in a whole-class discussion about pros and cons of instant...
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Declaration of the Rights of Man

For Students 6th - 10th
As your historians examine the French Revolution, have them read "Declaration of the Rights of Man" in its entirety; it's not very long, and it gives them a great authenticity to understanding the efforts of the French people. After...
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RTI- Intervention Tracking

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Simplify record keeping on each of your charges with a chart that tracks the date, the intervention, the person or persons responsible, and the results of each intervention.
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Pride and Prejudice: Darcy's Proposal to Elizabeth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why did Elizabeth refuse Darcy’s first proposal? Was it pride or prejudice? Readers of Austin’s classic struggle with the significance of Darcy’s proposal and Elizabeth’s refusal by crafting personal response journals and sharing these...
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Things Fall Apart Study Guide

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
“There is no story that is not true.” And Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, uses proverbs (“. . .the palm-oil with which words are eaten”), a compelling tragic hero, and historic events, to engage readers in the truth of his story of...
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Personal Response to the European Ghetto

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the characteristics of the ghettos during the Holocaust. Reading various texts on the subject, they gather important information related to the event. They create a visual project of the ghettos and shares them with...
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Doing Our Share

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Whether at home or in the classroom, each member of a community has certain responsibilities they must tend to. With the help of the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne, kids learn how to assign jobs in a fair and safe manner...
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Happy Game: Citizenship

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Play a game to quiz your kids on what they know about citizenship. There are 10 questions that cover topics ranging from responsibility to volunteerism. The game is cute, interactive, and perfect for second through fourth graders.
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Stop, Think, Go!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Show this presentation to your learners at the beginning of the school year and they'll know just what to do when they are having a hard time making good decisions. This resource asks students to remember to use their own personal...
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Ups and Downs in Relationships

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A thought-provoking presentation explores relationships and personal responsibility. Learners discuss terms such as loyalty, responsibility, fairness, and discuss knowing how to "do the right thing." Though brief, some good class...
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Pressures and Responsibities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars recognize some of the physical dangers of smoking. They discuss personal responsibilities regarding smoking and peruse magazines and newspapers to find at least one tobacco advertisement.
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Dating Behaviors and Refusal Skills

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Saying no to sex means an individual has the power to decide when he/she is ready to engage in the act, on his/her own terms. Pupils discuss waiting until they are married to have sex, what sexual values are, and how to say no to sexual...
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Responsible Youth in the News

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students research newspapers and magazines for articles about young people being responsible or being irresponsible. In this responsibility lesson, students discuss responsibility and the articles. Students answer questions in groups...
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Executing Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the reasons for postponing the execution of Timothy McVeigh, assess key legal definitions in relation to the case, and formulate personal responses.
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Different! Diverse! Dynamic! Lesson 2: Teaching Peace Through Literature And Song

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate bullying and discrimination and draw pictures of a personal response to being bullied. They read Thank You, Mr. Falkner by Patricia Polacco, to determine the philosophic act that the main character performs. They...

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