Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will use comic scenarios to discuss whether or not the characters are showing integrity.
Know Before You Start: Students should understand what integrity is and the components of living with integrity.
- 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 also works as a small group or independent pen and paper activity.
- Have students create their own three-panel comic showing themselves in a situation where they acted with integrity.
- Have students share their comics with a partner or in groups.
Have students journal about why always exhibiting integrity is challenging.
Explain why living in integrity is beneficial.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
Provide sentence frames for students.
Print comic panels for student discussion.
- Comic to print or display: Comic.
- Suggested Reading:
- The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Braclay Moore.
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