Chapter 3: Decision Making

By way of group discussion, reading, and role-play a series of six activities encourage scholars to make responsible decisions. Following an online introduction, pupils review the concept of volition and answer questions. Middle schoolers read a short story and discuss their observations. The class role-plays a variety of scenarios and drafts a chart about long and short-term consequences.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite the school's counselor to speak to the class about responsible decision-making 
  • Reference the lesson when situations arise that require class members to make a decision
  • Talk about possible consequences and how those consequences will affect their Circle of Life
Classroom Considerations

  • Third lesson in a series of seven that explores the symbol, the Circle of Life 
  • Browse the list of materials to properly prepare copies and other items 
  • Obtain parent or guardian consent before moving forward with the lesson 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Responsible decision-making benefits individuals now and in the future
  • Touches on topics relevant to the targeted age range
Cons

  • Activity six's graphics are blurry 
Common Core