Getting Started

"Getting Started" is a two-lesson unit focused on familiarizing high schoolers with the concepts of self-awareness and self-advocacy. Learners identify their strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes in a ME: Book that they will use throughout the remaining lessons and units in the series.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups craft skits that demonstrate self-advocacy and self-awareness to perform before the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires extra prep time to collect and prepare required materials
  • The first lesson in a series of units
  • Designed for the special needs classroom but appropriate for all learners
  • Presumes that a protocol has been established for a safe, respectful discussion of sensitive topics
  • Worksheets come in both Spanish and English versions
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