Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7
SELF-AWARENESS:The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts. (Casel, 2020)
Brief Description: Students will use comic scenarios to discuss if the characters are showing integrity or not.
Know Before You Start: Knowing what integrity is and the components of living with integrity will be helpful.
Hook: As a class or in small groups ask students to discuss the following questions:
- When do you know something is right or wrong?
- How did you learn what is right or wrong?
- What if no one is looking? Do you still have to do the right thing?
Let students share their thoughts. Then explain the activity.
Read and discuss the sample comic. Are the students in each panel showing integrity? Why or why not? How would you have handled the situation?
This activity works as a small group or independent pen and paper activity as well.
Have students journal about why always exhibiting integrity is challenging.
Explain why living in integrity is beneficial.
Provide sentence frames for students.
Print comic panels for student discussion.