|Theme:||Developing identity and self esteem|
|Age Group:||Year 1|
Students use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner.
- Teachers may modify the handout if required to better reflect the make up of their classes and local communities.
- Point out to the students that this is not a competition to see who is the most active or sociable or who belongs to the most groups. Groups within the school are also valid. E.g. reading group, maths group, choir.
- Ask the class to think about the groups to which they and others belong, including their family.
- Ask students to make a list of all the groups that they belong to.
- Using the handout: Groups I belong to [DOC], ask students to write the names of the groups to which they belong under the headings provided. Students may decorate the handout with self-depictions which identify them with different groups.
- Display the completed handouts and compare and contrast the various groups to which students belong.
- Lead a class discussion on the benefits of belonging to a group including:
- Why is belonging to a group important?
- What kinds of things do people in the same group have in common?
- What contributions do people make to the groups to which they belong?
- Do groups influence who we are? How?