Integrity - 1

Basic

Lesson Plan

Goal: Given a social scenario, the student will act with integrity (such as doing the right thing even though pressured to do the wrong thing), in 8 out of 10 observable opportunities, using a teacher assessment tool.

Objectives:
1. Identify a time or scenario when they were honest, even though it was hard.
2. Identify and explain a time or scenario when they did the right thing, even though they were asked or pressured to do something wrong.

Definitions of Key Terms: Integrity means doing the right thing, even when no one is looking. It means being honest when you might be tempted or asked to do something wrong.

Discussion Points:

  • Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always easy.
  • Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always fun.
  • Sometimes doing the right thing is not popular or liked by your friends.
  • Being honest, fair, and responsible is up to you.

Discuss the meaning of integrity. Review the discussion points with the students. Teachers may want to share their own examples of when he/she chose the right thing to do even though it was hard or no one was looking; showing integrity.

Possible activities to review the discussion point:

  • The group should form a circle. Ask a question and allow students to toss a bean bag to those who would like to answer the question.
  • Play tic-tac-toe by dividing the group into teams. Write discussion questions on a post-it note and place them on the tic-tac-toe grid. Allow a representative from the team to select a post-it note and as a team develop an answer to the question. If they get it right they may put their team's marker (x or o) on the grid.

Directions for In-Person or Virtual Learning: You have three options for students to complete this lesson.

  • Option 1: Print the Student Activity Sheet for each student. Complete the lesson as a group and assign the activity sheet to the students.
  • Option 2: Click the Student link to access the activity sheet electronically and post to your Learning Management System (if your school has one) or send the link to the student. The student may complete the activity sheet electronically within the classroom on a shared computer or device.
  • Option 3: Click the Student link to access the activity sheet electronically and send the link to the student. The student may access the link from a home computer, chromebook, iPad or other device.

Activity 1: A Bike Like Sergio’s

Read or listen to “A Bike Like Sergio’s” by Maribeth Boelts. Discuss with students how Ruben showed integrity when he did the right thing and returned the money. Explain that doing the right thing isn’t always fun or easy. Share an experience you had as a child or adult with students. Ask students to share their experiences with showing integrity.

Materials Needed:
  • A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts or on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/yq06XKoWD50?t=12s

Activity 2: Doing The Right Thing

Review the discussion points and the book in Activity 1 with students.

Ask students to share times or scenarios when they may have acted with integrity. Teachers may also share his/her own instances when they chose to be honest even though it was hard or they were pressured to do the wrong thing. Make a list of responses on the board or chart paper.

Allow students time to complete Student Activity Sheet A. Ask for volunteers to share when finished and discuss.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 copy per student
  • Interactive Board or chart paper

Student Activity Sheet A

Draw or write about a time you did the right thing, even though it was hard or no one was looking.

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

Explain that a script is a form of writing; a dialogue between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example script below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to complete Student Activity Sheet B and share.

After students have finished, allow those that want to share their comic do so or role play one of the example scripts.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet B - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

An example of a script with children demonstrating integrity:
PJ: Hey Chris I got the answers to the test off of Mr. B’s desk. Do you want to see them?
Chris: No, I don’t think it would be right.

Read Aloud Recommendations: Completing a read aloud with students is a great way for them to see and learn social skills as well as incorporating reading skills. Below are some books that could be used to reinforce the concept. Read and discuss as appropriate for level and as time allows throughout the lesson.

  • That’s Mine Horace by Holly Keller
  • Fancy Nancy, My Family History by Jane O’Connor
  • Stand Tall!: A book about integrity by Cheri J. Meiners
  • Integrity: What Kids Shouldn’t Do and Why by Marvin Soskil and Charles Berton
  • The Empty Pot by Demi
  • Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill
  • Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
  • Student Activity Sheet B

    Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.

    Application Activity

    In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating and not demonstrating integrity. Use the script sheet to assist the groups in creating scripts.

    Materials Needed:
    • Script sheet for each group
    • Pencil for each student

    Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remind students to name and save their recordings. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

    Ideas for modifying this activity based on your students’ needs:

    • create a script as a class
    • pair or group students so that skill levels are varied and assign each a role or task that uses their skill
    • create the script by recording the dialog with a phone or other recording device.

    An example of a script with children demonstrating integrity:
    PJ:Hey Chris I got the answers to the test off of Mr. B’s desk. Do you want to see them?
    Chris: No, I don’t think it would be right.

    An example of a script with children not demonstrating integrity:
    PJ: (picking money up off the floor and slips it in his pocket)br> Chris: Hey PJ. I lost my $20. Have you seen it?
    PJ: No, I haven’t but I’ll let you know if I do.

    Topic Checkout

    Review key points from previous activities. Allow students time to complete the Student Topic Checkout. Discuss answers as a group when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Topic Checkout - 1 per student
    • Pencil for each student

    Student Topic Checkout

    Directions: Draw a picture of how you can show integrity. Then finish the sentence below.

    I can show integrity by