ERIC Number: ED417798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Activities for Teaching Responsibility: Teaching Responsibility in the Elementary School Curriculum.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The activities in this book are idea starters for teaching about responsible behavior. The activities provide opportunities to discuss and reflect on personal and group responsibilities during daily activities in ordinary, familiar situations at home, school, in neighborhoods and communities. The ideas can be adapted and used appropriately in primary to upper elementary classes, with the discretion of the teacher and the needs of the students guiding how the activities are used in the classroom. The following components are included for each activity: (1) activity overview, a brief description outlining suggested steps to follow; (2) literature connection, a list of books on related topics to use in integrating instruction; (3) "ways I can use this idea," an opportunity for teachers to identify ways they can incorporate the suggested activities in existing lessons or units and to adapt to individual and class needs. Selected activities also include handout masters, copy-ready masters to support the activities. Example titles of activity units are: (1) "Recipes for Responsible Behavior"; (2) "Times When We Act Responsibly"; (3) "Behaviors that Bug Me"; (4) "Turn Over a New Leaf"; (5) "Room Responsibilities"; and (6) "Oops! Your Irresponsibility is Showing!" There are 26 activity units in all. (EV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.