Start the Ripple!

We’ve spent the past few days discussing what Respect means to us, how we show respect in different cultures, and what forms of disrespect there are.  We’ve also done skits of different situations in which different forms of Respect are shown.  As reminders to ourselves, we are finishing up our RESPECT cut-outs with our own definitions and synonyms of respect.

Watch this video below of middle school students who compiled their own ideas of respect how young people can make a difference!  The message?  Start the Ripple!

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Video Reflection:

1.  What was one thing that struck you most about watching this clip?

2. How relevant do you think this topic is to young people today?

3. Were you able to relate to some of the things talk about in the clip? How?

4. What are three ways in which you can start the ripple?  How can you show respect?

 

Unit 2: Rights and Respect

Great work on our Fitness and Nutrition unit!  This week we will begin our unit on Rights and Respect:

Unit Understandings

  • Students will understand that the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors affect health behaviors.
  • Students will understand that advocating for personal, family and community health promotes healthy behaviors and choices.
  • Students will understand that the ability to use interpersonal communication skills can enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • Students will understand that the ability to use decision-making skills enhances health.

Essential Questions

1. What does “respect” mean to me and my family?

2. What types of respect are important to me and why?

3. How will self respect help you challenge bullying?

4. Why are conflict resolution skills good skills for people to have?

5. How would you describe a true friend?