Is there anyone like me? This is the question Dave and Boris set out to answer. Ever individual is unique and special how they are. Dave discuss the importance of being authentic and leads the students to creatively express their individuality. The world needs to be touched by every child's unique fingerprint.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Awareness.' Dave and Boris discuss the incredible individuality of every person. This episode drives students towards self discovery and encourages them to develop confidence in their interests and personal values. The lesson stresses the importance of creative expression as a tool for demonstrating honesty and bravely communicating individual identities even when not totally understood by those around them.
This lesson cross-references with M 3. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
RR4: Respectful Relationships - the importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness.
MW3 : Mental Wellbeing - how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings.
God made each and every one of us uniquely (Psalm 139:13-14) and for His specific purpose (Psalm 57:2). If we know who God made us to be, we wouldn’t want to be anyone else! Paul tells us we all have a part to play in the body of Christ and therefore it is important for us to be fully ourselves - how God made us. If we are the ear we should be the ear. If we are the eye we should be the eye (1 Corinthians 12:15-20). If we are made for God’s purpose, how much more should we be the person we are made to be and express what is happening inside!
Additional Scriptures: Jeremiah 1:4-5, Psalm 119:73-74, Ephesians 2:10