Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Integrity

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7

Standards:

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.

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.

Closure:

  • Have students journal about why always exhibiting integrity is challenging.

  • Explain why living in integrity is beneficial.

Differentiation:

  • Provide sentence frames for students. 

  • Print comic panels for student discussion.

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