Video 8.1 – Respect

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to…

  1. Compare and contrast respect and disrespect.
  2. Demonstrate how a situation could be handled both respectfully and disrespectfully.
  3. Identify a respectful response to a situation which could cause confrontation.

1. Watch Video

VIDEO RUN TIME: 2 mins, 23 seconds

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Paper, pencils, and one large poster paper.

2. Discussion Questions

How does it benefit you to give respect to others before it is earned?

Discuss this quote: “With respect, the more you give, the more you get.”

What are some ways you can show respect to your teachers and authorities?

What are some ways you can earn respect for yourself?

As a group develop your own working definition of respect.

3. Group Activities

A.  Break into groups of three or four. Have each group think of a scenario where they would be forced to respond with respect or with disrespect.

B.  Tell the groups to create two short skits – one skit to show a disrespectful response, and anotherto show a respectful response. (Skits should be one minute or less.)

C.  Here are some possible ideas for the scenarios: someone cuts in front of you in the lunch line, someone takes the seat you typically sit in during math class, a fellow classmate calls your best friend a bad name, a classmate attempts to cheat off your assignment.

D.  After the skits are done, discuss the similarities in the disrespectful responses and the similarities in the respectful responses.

E.  As a class make a poster that summarizes key terms that could be used in a respectful response. Hang this poster in the classroom for students to reference.

4. Individual Assignment

Write about a time in your life when you experienced a confrontation that was settled peacefully because at least one of the individuals treated the other with respect.

Video 8.2 – Respect

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to…

  1. Discuss why all people deserve respect, regardless of their differences.
  2. Play a game to record the differences and similarities between their classmates.
  3. Write a paragraph on how it feels to experience discrimination.

1. Watch Video

VIDEO RUN TIME: 3 mins, 18 seconds

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Whiteboard, paper, and pencils.

2. Discussion Questions

List at least five of the different social groups in your school.

What are some ways people are different on the outside?

What are some common things we all share on the inside?

What are some of the driving forces that cause disrespect among people?

How can you give respect to people who are different than you?

3. Group Activities

A.  Have students write down the following characteristics on a sheet of paper and fill in a response: Eye Color, Hair Color, Number of Siblings, Birth Month, Favorite Color, Favorite Food, Favorite Animal, Favorite Brand of Shoes, Favorite Social Media App, Favorite Athlete, Favorite Singer, Favorite Band, Mac or PC, Left or Right Handed, Meat or Tofu. (Feel free to add to the list.)

B.  Give the students 5 minutes to mingle and find others who have at least one matching answer. When they find a match, the students sign each other’s papers next to the matching response.

C.  The Rules: You cannot get more than one signature from the same person. Whoever has the most signatures at the end of 5 minutes wins! (For fun, you could give out a prize, such as candy.)

D.  Gather back together as a large group and allow each individual to report the characteristic that was the most unique about them (or hardest to match).

4. Individual Assignment

Write a paragraph that describes a time when you felt disrespected due to your physical appearance.How did it make you feel? How can you ensure that others feel included even if they appear to be different than your social group?