Students will be broken into groups and asked to display an interaction, either positive and negative. The groups will come up with a way to act out the behavior they were assigned and then record a short 10-20 second video clip of the interaction. After all students are finished, the videos will be displayed on a smartboard, followed by discussion questions.
-How did it make you feel when…?
-Why do you think it’s wrong/right?
-What consequences do you think are fair?
-What’s a reasonable response to the incident?
-What should we do next time?
Students will become aware of classroom rules and consequences, and to understand why they are the correct or incorrect way to behave. Teaches students self-respect and responsibility, by giving them scenarios that haven’t necessarily happened to them yet but could and possible ways to respond. Students will be able to navigate throughout the classroom as a community and have an important role within their classroom and set the basis for future community interactions.
K.8 The student will demonstrate that being a good citizen involves a) taking turns and sharing; b) taking responsibility for certain classroom chores; c) taking care of personal belongings and respecting what belongs to others; d) following rules and understanding the consequence of breaking rules; e) practicing honesty, self-control, and kindness to others; f) participating in decision making in the classroom; g) participating successfully in group settings.
Civics 1.10 The student will apply the traits of a good citizen by a) focusing on fair play, exhibiting good sportsmanship, helping others, and treating others with respect; b) recognizing the purpose of rules and practicing self-control; c) working hard in school; d) taking responsibility for one’s own actions; e) valuing honesty and truthfulness in oneself and others; f) participating in classroom decision making through voting
Misconceptions & Things to Consider:
-Students may pick up on negative behaviors during the videos and take it upon themselves to behave in that manner.
-Students may see a negative or positive behavior in the videos, but it may not be considered such in their home lives.
-Since this is a fun activity that has freedom and leniency, students may find these videos funny and not take it as serious or do these behaviors in class to be funny.
-Sometimes the right thing to do isn’t always what we want to do.
-Our choices and behaviors have consequences that are to help us learn not to be mean.
-The severity of our choices compared to our consequences.
-Teaching how to be a citizen and role model by using student examples.
-Using scenario consequences, as ways to discuss with class fair consequences for those actions beforehand.
-The characteristics of a good citizen are taught through skit student participation.
– Using a video recorder and smart board to present desirable and undesirable actions in the classroom.
-Using the discussion about the behaviors as a way to promote social interaction.
-Using technology to research proper social skills and behaviors that are modeled by good citizens (honesty, respect, kindness)