1. Topic-
Everybody is Unique: A Lesson in Respect for Others
2. Content-
Key vocabulary: unique,friend, writing, friendship, self-esteem, appreciation, differences
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Teach about respect for others' unique qualities in this lesson that combines art and language arts.

4. Objectives-
1.students will talk about the meaning of the word "unique"
2.draw a truly unique person, one part at a time
3.define the most positive qualities of this person
4.write about why this person is one of your new best friends
5. Materials and Aids-
1. 2-inch square of white drawing paper, one per student
2.3-inch square of white drawing paper, one per student
3.4-inch square of white drawing paper, one sheet per student
4.art supplies; crayons, markers, or paints
2. writing paper and pen/pencil
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.write the word "unique" on the board
2. ask class what they think the word means
3.discuss the word with the class, explain the word and the meaning to them

B. Development-

1.draw an outline of a person on the board
2.discuss with students traits that make them unique from others and label the person that you drew on the board. As you proceeded through this process,continue to talk with students about differences in appearance such as clothes, hair, skin, eye color,skinny, fat, short, tall etc.

C. Practice-

1.Give students their materials
2.pair students in groups of four
3.remind them of the person you have created together and have them discuss what type of person they are going to create.

D. Independent Practice-

Working in leveled groups have the students now create their "Unique" person

I will walk around to monitors students as they work, answering any questions, and giving any ideas if needed.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.provide pictures for all students to view of different types of people.
2.Books about cultures

F. Checking for understanding-

1.As they student work, ask questions about their person, this is to clarify their understanding of the word "unique" as it pertains to their person
2. Clarify any misunderstand they may have

G. Closure-

Now that they have completed their unique person, have each group present their person to the rest of the class, telling in detail what characteristics this person has that makes them "unique"
7. Evaluation-
1.Students will construct a written individual statement about the person they helped to create, in this statement they will tall about what makes their person "unique" they will also include the use of vocabulary words; friend, writing, friendship, self-esteem, appreciation, differences, in their work to show their understanding of the terms.
2.Provide Grading Rubric to include these elements
8. Teacher Reflection-
After students have presented their oral presentation and their written work, I will be able measure their level of understanding, and if another lesson is needed.

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