Lesson Plan

Cooperation and Teamwork

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One of Aesop's fables begins with a lesson about cooperation and teamwork. Scholars listen carefully, taking note of the moral of the story. The class discusses their findings and why working with others makes work easier. Learners share what values make a good team member and brainstorm jobs that require teamwork.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Gather a collection of team-building exercises; perform one at least every month
  • Display a list of values that make a good team member
Classroom Considerations
  • The eighth lesson of 12 in a social-emotional learning series 
  • Supplies needed are markers, a board, or chart paper
  • Emphasizes the benefits of working together collaboratively
  • Pays close attention to the character trait; respect
  • None