Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)
Lesson Length: 40 mins - 1 hour
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will explore responsibility and reflect on how they would handle authentic moral dilemmas they may face in school or in life.
Know Before You Start:
Students should have a basic understanding of the terms integrity and empathy.
Create authentic scenarios you may be witnessing in the classroom or on campus.
Read and discuss Comic 1. What would be the responsible thing to do?
Discuss responsibility. What does it mean? Is it always easy? Was there a time where you had to be responsible? If no one is looking, should you still do the responsible thing?
With a partner or in small groups, have students discuss the scenarios in Comic 2. Have one student document answers to share with the class.
Create a comic showing characters acting responsibly in different dilemmas.
Panel 1: Introduce the situation.
Panel 2: Show the character acting responsibly in that situation.
Closure: Share and discuss student comics. Were there any similarities and differences in how characters solved their dilemmas?
Provide sentence starters for discussion.
Allow students to role play scenarios.
Provide a few specific examples of scenarios that students can choose from to create their own comic.