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Positive and negative thinking is the focus of a lesson that boost self-awareness. Beginning with a whole-class discussion, scholars brainstorm what positive thinking looks and sounds like then compares and contrast the two types of thinking. Independently, learners complete a worksheet that challenges them to reflect on their positive character traits. To close the lesson, peers share one fact they wrote about themselves. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To be more inclusive, show several pictures of detectives, all of different race and ethnicities
  • Create a detective-themed bulletin board for an eye-catching display of finished worksheets 
  • Revisit the worksheet at a later date, ask participants to reevaluate their answers and change them as needed 
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies, stamp ink or paint, and wipes are required
  • This resource is the last of three lesson in a series that examines community 
Pros

  • Worksheets are well formatted
  • Contains an engaging hook
  • Promotes positive participation in one's community 
Cons

  • None