Getting Along: Grades 9-12

Wouldn't it be lovely if we could all just get along! Fortunately, the skills needed to build and maintain healthy relationships can be learned. Two activities help high schoolers build these skills. First, a class member reads a series of articles about how to talk with others. Using what they have learned, class members then engage in a "Different Perspectives" activity in which they consider a series of scenarios from the different perspectives of those involved.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Laminate the "Different Perspectives" scenarios to permit reuse
  • Divide the class into 12 expert groups, assign each a different reading, and then have experts share their information with jigsaw groups
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires computers with internet access and a word-processing program
Pros
  • The activities encourage self-awareness and awareness of others' perspectives
Cons
  • None