Lesson Plan


SUBJECT: Sociology
TOPIC: Honesty
GRADE LEVEL: Elementary
CREATORS: April Agresta, Vicki Nasir, Valerie Jakubus, Kristen Kandt, Latoya Peoples
 

Objective

Students will learn the concept of honesty so that when put into cooperating groups and given a scenario they will be able to role play what they would do in a particular situation.


 

Materials


 

Motivation Strategy

Two one dollar bills will be planted in the classroom. Students will be read to from the book Too Many Tamales.


 

Procedure

  1. Plant both dollar bills around the room.
  2. Read the book, Too Many Tamales, aloud to the class.
  3. Have students choose one of the four colors of construction paper. Next, have students team up with classmates with the same color. This should make four groups.
  4. Pass out to each group a 3x5 card with a scenario written on each one.
  5. Give students 5 minutes to discuss scenario in their groups and prepare to role play it.
  6. Have each group take turns role playing their scenario in front of the class.
  7. After all the groups are finished, have a class discussion about the role playing. Ask the following questions:
    1. How did your membership in a group affect your decision?
    2. What were the main factors influencing your final decision?
    3. Which situations did you think were the most difficult to handle? Which were the least?
  8. Present the money scenario to the class. Tell class about the two hidden dollars in the classroom.


 

Evaluation

When students are put into cooperating groups and given a scenario they will be able to successfully role play what they would do in a particular situation.


 

Bibliography

Soto, G., Too Many Tamales. New York, New York: The Putnam and Grosset Group, 1993.

Dublin, P.H., Bardige, B., Harrington, R., Walsh, J., Sociology: People in Groups. Chicago, Illinois: Science Research Associates, Inc., 1978.

"Sociology." The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia. 1995 ed.

"Sociology," The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 3rd. ed. 1992.

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