|Set (Engagement): Length of Time: 5 mins
(Get their attention! And then tell them what you are going to learn through this lesson)
-Body Movement Break. Gonoodle – Banana, banana, meatball.
-After the movement break share with students that I value movement breaks because it helps energize their brains and it is fun.
-Share “I can” statements with the class.
· I can understand the factors that influence my personal standards, beliefs and values.
· I can discuss how my personal standards are influenced by white privilege and the legacy of colonization.
· I can understand that my personal standards relate to my positive decision-making skills.
– (Tell students) “The movement break video shared many different patterns with us. Now during the power point, I want you to pay attention to any patterns or connections you notice with the different influential factors we will discuss today.”
Development: Length of Time: 15mins
(Remember, everything you do here needs to align with the identified O’s and I’s and support the students in answering the key questions as well as reaching the ‘I can…’ statements).
“I can identify the factors that influence my personal standards” Power Point.
Begin PowerPoint Presentation.
-Pause after each slide and have students think in their heads how each factor influences their personal standards, values and beliefs. Tell them it can be a positive or negative influence. Challenge students’ views by asking questions during each slide.
-Ask 2-3 students after each slide if they can think of a value and belief that was influenced by each factor.
SLIDE ONE: I CAN: Identify the factors that influence my personal standards.
By: MISS. BUSCH
SLIDE TWO: Cultural Norms
The behaviours, beliefs, values and attitudes that are considered “normal” in a given group of people.
Government – We must follow the Laws to stay out of trouble.
(How else does the government influence you?)
Education – We believe that education is important.
Do our classrooms look the same in other countries? Why or why not?
Family – Traditions we celebrate at home.
SLIDE 3: Societal Norms
Social Norms are the behaviours and values that are considered “normal” in a smaller group of people.
Your Extra-Curricular group/team
Your day-care / after school program
Your school friends
Your Social Media friends
SLIDE 4: Social Norm Examples:
Not hurting others and standing up for people who need help
Being respectful to others
Volunteering your time
SLIDE 5: Family Values
Family values are the qualities your family believes are the most important.
Your family can influence your values by helping you understand what is right and what is wrong.
What does your family believe in?
What activities did your family influence you to participate in?
What social values do your family believe in?
What moral values do your family believe in?
SLIDE 6: Family Values Examples
Think of consequences before you act
Discuss right from wrong
Spend time together with family
Live these values not just talk about them
Always try your best
Treat others’ possessions with care
Learn from your mistakes
SLIDE 7: Peer Pressures
Can affect your self-confidence
Try to convince you to go against your values and beliefs
Sometimes peer pressure can affect your academics. What is more important? Social life or academics?
Can influence dangerous habits. (tobacco & alcohol abuse)
Can distance you from the people who care about you (family & friends)
SLIDE 8: Mass Media (NEGATIVE INFLUENCES)
Mass Media has both Positive and Negative influences
Television, Movies, Newspapers, Documentaries, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat)
Commercials & Advertisements can convince you to spend money.
Model influencers can promote unrealistic body types. (Low-Self Esteem, eating disorders)
Can also warp your perceptions of the truth. Commonly only shows one side of a story.
SLIDE 9: Mass Media (Positive Influences)
Can make you more aware of what is going on in the world.
Is a tool for learning experiences. (Google, documentaries, YouTube)
Can influence you to donate money to good will/ fundraisers (Go-Fund Me)
Opportunities to share your ideas and talents on social media.
Can communicate and keep in touch with family and friends all over the world.
Can see pictures and videos of places in the world you may never visit.
SLIDE 10: Traditional Knowledge
One important aspect of Traditional Knowledge is the Circle of Courage
The Circle of Courage is a model of positive youth development.
It is based on four universal values and beliefs
Belonging – a sense of community, being loved, and loving others
Mastery – having self control, responsibility, striving to achieve goals
Generosity – giving to others
Independence – make your own decisions, setting your own goals, being responsible for your own actions
SLIDE 11: White Privilege
White Privilege is a term used to describe unearned rights and benefits given to white people in the Western Society because of the colour of their skin.
Society sees white privilege as having power and opportunities
Can influence your abilities to get a job
Can influence your abilities to get a good education
Can influence where you can easily travel and live (English is a global-language)
SLDIE 12: Legacy of Colonization
Oppression – prolonged cruel or unjust treatment
Racism – prejudice and discrimination against someone of a different race
Poor Health (physical and mental) – (poverty, malnutrition, poor disease prevention, rapid lifestyle diseases (cardiovascular, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, addictions, social and mental health)
Language Loss (Before colonization there were 250 languages, now there are only 60)
SLIDE 13: Heterosexual Privilege
A romantic connection with someone of the opposite sex or gender. (Male and Female Relationships)
Showing affection without the fear of being judged
Not having the fear of facing rejection from family or friends
Not risking being denied a job, housing, education or other services because of your gender identity
Can get married in any country
SLIDE 14: All Of these Factors Influence YOUR Values, Beliefs & Personal Standards
Cultural Norms (The behaviours, beliefs, values and attitudes that are considered “normal” in a given group of people. GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, FAMILY)
Societal Norms (The behaviours and values that are considered “normal” in a smaller group of people. CLASSROOM, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITES, SCHOOL FRIENDS)
Family Values (The qualities your family believes are the most important.)
Peer Pressures (How do your peers influence you??)
Mass Media (How do Television, Movies, Newspapers, Social Media influence you??)
Traditional Knowledge (Circle of Courage, BELONGING, MASTERY, GENEROSITY, INDEPENDENCE.)
White Privilege (White Privilege is a term used to describe unearned rights and benefits given to white people in the Western Society because of the colour of their skin.
Legacy of Colonization (Oppression, racism, poor health, addictions)
Heterosexual Privilege (A romantic connection with someone of the opposite sex or gender. (Male and Female Relationships)
Learning Closure: Length of Time: 15/20 mins
(Do some form of ‘check for understanding’ and tell them or have them tell you what they learned today. This can be done using a variety of strategies).
-Hand out poster paper to students
-Tell them to reference the last slide of the power point to help them think of their core personal standards, beliefs, values. If the students are stuck, ask them to think back to the last two activities where they had to write down their physical values, family values, memories, and experiences. Tell them to freely write a web of values all over the poster paper.
-Once students have written down 10-20 personal standards, beliefs, and values ask them to categorize them by who/what influenced that value the most in their lives.
-The last slide of the PowerPoint is colour coded. Ask the students to use those colours in which ever creative way they would like to make a visual connection between the influential factors and their personal standards, values and beliefs. (examples. Draw a blue circle, underline in red, pink star)
-When students have accomplished this ask them if they noticed any patterns.
-Did you find any patterns or connections with the influencial factors?
-Why do you think your family values and cultural values influenced the same personal standard?