PSE Character Education: Respect

This PSE Character Education: Respect lesson plan also includes:

Every healthy classroom community is built on a foundation of respect. Through whole group discussions, shared readings, and collaborative activities this lesson teaches children how to be respectful of one another, making for a much more fun and productive school year.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lists of activities and children's books to develop a back-to-school unit on respect
  • Have students respond to the "General questions about respect" as a journalling activity
  • Record the skits your class performs, creating a video on respect that can be shown to other classes around the school
Classroom Considerations
  • Activities require a variety of different materials and preparation times, so be sure to plan accordingly
  • Check your school or local public library for copies of the children's books listed in this lesson
  • Lesson can be taught across all elementary grade levels
  • Included with the lesson is a list of children's books dealing with respect, which is organized by grade level
  • A list of respect activities is provided with the lesson, with the appropriate grades given for each one
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