Traits of Good Citizens
- Book about respecting others
- Chart paper and markers
- Ask students, “How does one show respect?” Demonstrate to students how to do the following:
When someone is speaking, you show respect by
• making eye contact.
• listening attentively.
• asking appropriate questions if you do not understand.
Give examples of specific situations, and demonstrate respect in each situation. (Examples may include getting someone’s attention or accepting “no” as an answer.)
- Read an engaging book to students about respecting others. Discuss with students the interactions of the characters and how they did or did not show examples of respect. Talk about the consequences of being disrespectful.
- Have students create a list of people who deserve respect. (As they create the list, students will realize that all people deserve respect. Be sure to guide the lesson to ensure that this concept is developed.)
- Have students role-play examples of respect/disrespect. Discuss with students the feelings involved in each situation.
- Have students make a booklet by drawing symbols that represent respectful behavior. For example, students might draw “eyes” for eye contact, “ears” for listening, and a “?” for asking questions.