#1) Life Principle:

Responsibility– Caring for and trusting others

Quote: “The time is always right to do what is right”
Martin Luther King Jr.   

#2) Key ideas:

  • We all have the ability to be responsible.
  • We make the choice to be responsible in each aspect of our lives.
  • We build a reputation for being responsible by being trustworthy in keeping our word,  being on-time, well-prepared, and completing what we start.

#3) Lexicon

RESPONSIBILITY   Elementary     MS/HS

  • Break the word into pieces
  • Sound out the word
  • Find the root word
  • Select synonyms that support

Sign Language for Responsible:

Spanish for Responsibility: responsabilidad

#4) Describing the process:

  • What would Responsibility look like, sound like, feel like?
  • Use web-graphic to describe “Responsibility”, and using complete sentences add supporting details.  

#5) Introduce the Question Focus:

State topic for questions.  QFT – Question Formulation Technique

“Our Question Focus for this lesson is about Responsibility.

#6) Produce the Questions: 

Materials needed: white paper and markers        
Allow about 10 minutes

  1. Ask as many questions as you can.
  2. Change any statements into questions.
  3. Write down every question as it is stated.
  4. Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions.

#7) Improve questions:                                            

  1. Identify open and closed ended questions               
  2. Change questions: select one question to change from open to closed-ended and one closed questions to open-ended.

Allow 4-8 minutes.

#8) Prioritize questions:        

State lesson plan criteria/guidelines and ask learners to identify 2-3 questions they think are most important. Allow 10-20 minutes
Group Share Out: Have each group share their rationale for choosing priority questions. Allow about 10 minutes.

#9) Discuss Next Steps:

“What are we going to do with these questions?” (Whole Group Discussion – outcome to align with lesson objectives.)

Sample:   What behaviors support personal responsibility?

#10) Reflect:

Individual and Group Reflection: Ask a topic related question for learners to reflect upon briefly in writing about what they have learned.

Discuss and report in small or whole group.
Sample: “What does Responsibility look like for us?”