Acting Out Respect

Bert and Ernie, Lucy and Ethel ... what makes a great friend? Pupils first learn about the STAR method of problem solving: Stop, Think, Act, Review. Small groups then role play various scenarios to demonstrate respect and compromise in friendships. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite individuals to share details about their best friends 
  • Split the class into four groups and have each group create a poster about one element of the STAR method
Classroom Considerations
  • First lesson from a three-part Respecting Differences in Others unit  
  • Lesson is detailed with guided instructions 
  • Targets important life skills, such as teamwork and problem-solving
  • None
Common Core