Responsibility: What Would You Do?

Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 40 mins - 1 hour

Topic: Responsibility

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 an understanding of the terms integrity and empathy.


  • Read and discuss the sample comic. 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?


  • 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.


  • Share and discuss completed comics.
    • Were there any similarities and differences in how characters solved their dilemmas?


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Preteach vocabulary.

  • Provide sentence starters as needed.

  • Allow students to role play scenarios.

  • Provide scenarios from which to choose.

  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.