Boris, why do some people act weird... In this lesson Dave and Boris explore how to develop empathy and compassion especially for children who are bullied. Dave shows students how to stand up against bullying.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Late Elementary/KS2
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Social Awareness' from the CASEL 5.
This lesson cross-references with B-SS 4. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
RR1: Respectful Relationships - the importance of respecting others, even when they are very different from them (for example, physically, in character, personality or backgrounds), or make different choices or have different preferences or beliefs.
RR4: Respectful Relationships - the importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness.
In the book of Ephesians Paul takes 3 chapters to tell the Christians in Ephesus what God has done for them, and who Jesus has made them to be. He explains how they have become people perfect for God’s purpose, the very children of God (Ephesians 1:3-10). Finally in Chapter 4 Paul tells them to walk therefore in a manner worthy of who they have been called to be; he goes on to explain what that looks like (Ephesians 4:1). Oftentimes bullies are not living in a worthy manner because they do not believe who God has made them to be. Affirming one’s value and identity leads to right behavior.
Additional Scripture: Colossians 1:10