Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)
Lesson Length: 45 mins
Topic: Responsible Decision-Making
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: We are all faced with daily decisions, each of which has good and/or bad consequences. Our ability to tackle these choices in an informed and responsible manner is key to the development of our personal character. Illustrate the consequences of our decisions, big and small.
Know Before You Start: Identify one or more video clip that can be used to generate a discussion about actions and consequences.
Hook: Show students one or more video clips and ask them to consider and share possible consequences of the action(s). Explain that actions can have positive and negative consequences.
Activity: Have students create a three-panel comic demonstrating an everyday choice that they make, and after some mindful consideration, two likely consequences of that choice.
- What possible consequences don't we normally consider when making this choice?
- How might the choice affect other people?
- Can a small choice have a big impact?
- How can we know we've made the best choice?
Closure: Have students share their comics with a peer.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Provide a list of actions and consequences.
- Allow students to work in pairs.