Belonging To Groups
What makes a good classroom citizen?
Many outcomes found under:
General Outcome K.2 "I Belong" may be addressed by inviting students to explore the question "How do I know where I belong?" Introduce the inquiry by considering the characteristics and interests that bring people together in groups. Throughout the inquiry, use vocabulary such as "caring", "belonging", and "friendship", to help students describe their participation in groups.
The activities suggested in the Critical Challenges seek to develop students' understanding of the diversity of groups, the roles of group members and the factors that bring people together. Each activity should build on students' own experiences of group membership.
Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges: