Subject: Social Protocol
1. Topic-
Grooming & Personal Presentation
2. Content-
How should I take care of my body: bathing, washing hands, brushing teeth

What should I do before I leave the house: comb hair, dress appropriately
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. At conclusion of the lesson students are able to teach someone else the correct way to perform one of the grooming activities discussed- Measure through dramatic presentations.
2. Each student is able to participate in a discussion about why grooming and personal presentation are important.
3. Students are able to distinguish which sample outfits are appropriate for given occasions with 95% accuracy.
4. Objectives-
1. Understand why grooming and personal presentation are important.
2. Be able to demonstrate grooming practices.
3. Be able to choose clothing choices that are appropriate for different occasions.
5. Materials and Aids-
Bar of soap; basin with water (enough for demonstrating proper hand washing technique); shampoo; conditioner; comb; tooth brush; tooth paste (enough for demonstrating how much tooth paste to dispense on brush); one picture of an unkempt individual; pictures of well groomed and appropriately dressed individuals for different scenarios
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Begin with a picture of an unkempt individual - ask the students to react to the picture and ask what their first opinion of the individual is. (Take notes of responses in a visible areas- white board)
2. Define grooming and personal presentation.
3. Show a picture of a well groomed and appropriately dressed individual. Ask the students for their first opinion of the individual. (Take notes of responses in a visible areas- white board)
4. Ask them to compare and contrast the two pictures.

B. Development-

1. Discuss that although appearance does not dictate a person's quality it is important to dress with dignity and be well groomed.
2. Discuss that the appropriateness of attire can change depending on the situation (i.e. school, play, worship, family party)
3. Discuss the importance of grooming and appropriate personal presentation in later life (i.e. high school, college, job interviews)

C. Practice-

1. Go through step-by-step detail of how to properly bath (shower/bath); comb hair; brush teeth and wash hands.
2. Present pictures that demonstrate proper personal presentation for different occasions that the students can relate to (i.e. school, play, worship, out to dinner)
3. Give time for a question and answer portion regarding the grooming practices and outfit explanations.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Break into groups of four and have each group perform a dramatic presentation highlighting how they would teach another person how to properly to the following: bathe, brush teeth, wash hands and comb hair. Each group takes one subject.
2. Distribute a picture to each student and ask the student to determine what situation the individual is dressed for and why (i.e. person is wearing sneakers and a T-shirt they may be at the park). Have the students discuss their reasoning with a neighbor and ask any students who disagreed with a neighbor to share the pictures and explain.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. If pictures are unavailable consider having the students draw their own version of a well groomed/appropriately dressed person
2. If materials for drawing are not available use magazines and have students point out individuals

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Take note of dramatic presentations. Are the students taking the activity seriously? If not, revisit the picture of the unkempt individual and the students initial opinions of the person.
2. Address any disagreements regarding the photo activity. Why did one student think an individual could have been going to worship and another out to dinner? Explain that certain attire can be appropriate for more than one scenario but address and explain any disparities (i.e. worship attire being appropriate for the playground).
3. Each student is able to grasp why grooming and personal presentation are important

G. Closure-

1. Ask if any students have questions.
2. Discuss ways of using common wardrobe pieces to put together appropriate outfits that were discussed. (I.e. wearing school uniform slacks out to dinner with a nice shirt).
3. Leave the students with resources of where to find near by salvation armies and affordable places to purchase clothes (as well as donating clothes that no longer fit!).
7. Evaluation-
1. Were the students able to complete the activities with maturity and understanding? Is this subject matter appropriate for 3rd graders?
2. Were the activities too time consuming? Did they not take up enough time?
3. What was engaging for the students, what wasn't?

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