1. Topic-
Developing Norms for Rights and Responsibilities
2. Content-
Norms for positive behavior, respect and responsibility for the classroom, family and community.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.The students will develop norms for rights and responsibilities.
2.The students will indicate how the same norms for positive behavior, respect and responsibility transfer to family and community
3.The students will implement and follow the student created norms for tights and responsibilities.
4. Objectives-
1. The students will act responsible in the classroom.
2. The students will behave in a positive manner in the classroom.
3. The students will show respect for themselves, others and the classroom.
5. Materials and Aids-
Worksheets on norms for rights and responsibilities and paper to develop these norms.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Ask students if they think they have rights in the classroom.
2. Show students a video clip where someone did not have rights and it was obvious that they should have rights

B. Development-

1. Tell a story of a classroom where students did have rights
2. Tell story of a classroom where the students did not have rights.

C. Practice-

Have students write act out scenario where students did and did not have rights in the classroom.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will write a reflection on the presentations by other students and explain why it is necessary and good that students have rights.
2.Extension activity: have the students create a power=point of how the rights in the classroom can and should extend to the family and community.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Have gifted students create a dictionary of rights and responsibilities.
2.Give students with learning disabilities an outline with fill in the blank for the scenario writing assignment.

F. Checking for understanding-

Students will write a 5 paragraph reflection on the presentations and assignments and write three questions that result from their reflection.

G. Closure-

The students will have a classroom discussion on the rights and responsibilities and relate their feelings as to whether the classroom can successfully implement the rights and responsibilities in the classroom and if it is feasible to extend this to the family and community.
7. Evaluation-
The students had no trouble coming up with lists and lists and examples and scenarios for rights; however, they really struggled with coming up with responsibilities for the students.
8. Teacher Reflection-
I would try to separate this in to three lessons. One on rights, one on responsibilities and one on extending these to the family and community.

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