Meeting New People - 3

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Definition: When meeting someone new, you must be open to introducing yourself and taking part in a conversation to learn about one another.

Discussion Points

  • What is difficult about meeting new people?
  • How do you approach someone new?
  • What would happen if we refused to meet new people?
  • Where can you meet new people?

Review Discussion Points:

Possible activities to review the discussion point:

SEL Categories Activity:

  • Share Discussion Points with students.
  • Ask students to create a list of words associated with the topic (2-5 minutes).
  • Once time is up, ask each student to share a word or thought from their list.
  • Others must cross that word or thought off their list.
  • Continue process until all words or thoughts have been listed.

60 Second Paper:

  • Share Discussion Points with students.
  • Give the students 60 seconds to write down any thoughts, ideas, experiences or questions they may have regarding the topic.
  • Have students share what they have written, or collect the papers and discuss content anonymously.

Activity 1: Situations

Develop a list of places or situations where students would have the opportunity to meet new people. Record responses on the board. Save for Activity 2.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalkboard

Activity 2: Role Play

Ask for volunteers to role play meeting new people using the responses from activity 1. Remind students the importance of displaying appropriate eye contact and give a good, firm handshake when stating their name.

Materials Needed:
  • List from Activity 1

Activity 3: Personal Opinions

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

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

Script Writing and Animation

Script Prompt: Develop a script and create an animation that includes two characters in a setting related to the problem. The dialogue between the characters must include:

  • Meeting someone new, greeting a new person appropriately and inappropriately
  • Materials Needed:
    • White board/chalk Board or Chart Paper
    • Markers
    • Script sheet for each group
    • Pencil for each student

    Script Writing Practice: Teacher led discussion of script creation. As a whole/small group, write both an appropriate and inappropriate versions of the script. In small groups or individually, have the students independently create scripts using the prompts above.

    Independent Script Recording: Pair students to complete 2 scripts together using the same script prompt detailed above. Direct students to take turns being character one and character two.

    Animation Creation: Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

    Lesson Extension: Incorporate ELA standards by discussing both spoken and written grammar rules (dialogue punctuation, correct verb tense, sentence structure, parts of a story; character, setting, problem, solution). Consider using both the final animation and written script as an ELA grade/assignment.

    Lesson Review

    Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
    • A pencil for each student


    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    Directions: Answer the questions below.

    1. Do you find meeting new people to be easy or difficult? Why?

    2. Why is it important to meet new people?

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Answer the questions below.

    1. What should you say to someone you have just met?

    2. Where can you meet new friends?

    3. What are two benefits from meeting someone new?