SEL / Character Ed Lesson Plan for grades 2-4
Students will understand the following:
2 - 4
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Conscience- The voice in your head and feeling in your heart and that tells you if something is right or wrong.
Core Values- Core Values are guiding beliefs about how people should act and treat each other. Some examples of core values are Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Fairness.
Your conscience is the voice in your head and feeling in your heart that helps you know if something is right or wrong.
Throughout your life you learn core values, which are the guiding beliefs in your family and society about what is right and wrong. Core Values guide how people treat each other so everyone can get along better.
Examples of Core Values: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness.
When you are ready to do or say something, your conscience works super-fast to compare what you want to do against your core values. If the action is in-line with your values (what you know is right), it sends your body and mind signals that feel good about the action. If the action is not in line with your core values, your conscience sends you signals that let you know something is wrong in the action.
Your conscience is kind of like a super-fast computer app: You put in an input, it does a fast comparison with your core values, and gives you an output about whether the choices is right or wrong.
As a society, we agree that certain ways of behaving are right or wrong so that we can live together safely and positively. Our consciences help us all decide, very quickly, if something is the right or wrong thing to do.
The good feelings that come with good choices encourage people to do good things.
The uncomfortable feelings your conscience sends for making “wrong” choices help keep people from doing things that might hurt themselves or others.
Your conscience helps you make choices that are healthy, that help you get along with others, and that help you feel good about yourself.
What is Conscience Worksheet- this worksheet can be printed or filled in online for remote learning. Students review scenarios and decide if they feel right or feel wrong.
What is Conscience Interactive Activity- In this activity, students create a Conscience 3000-S with paper, cutting and pasting scenarios and whether the actions feel right or wrong.
Build a Conscience 3000-S- Build an interactive Conscience 3000-S using a box and printable actions/answers. Students input action cards and determine if an action feels right or wrong.