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21st Century-6th Grade Learners

Lesson Plan: Principles of Leadership: What Makes a Strong Leader? | The Principal Story | POV | PBS

LEADERSHIP-This is a lesson plan to be used to teach leadership skills. Students watch a video, The Principal Story, and analyze what makes a strong leader by watching the examples of two principals. Teachers can use the provided guiding questions and activities to facilitate a discussion about leadership qualities. Students have a handout to list leadership qualities and evidence as they view the video. There are extensions as part of the lesson plan to allow students to transfer what they learned from this lesson to other resources or real life connections.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Lesson Plan: The Quandary Game

PROBLEM SOLVING- In this lesson students play a game called Quandary. Students have to make decisions that have no right or wrong answers but has consequences that will affect others playing the game. Students will complete a worksheet that keeps track of their opinions. The teacher then will have a class discussion over why students chose the solutions to the problem that they did. Teacher can have students replay the game after the discussion as an extension.

Teamwork Lesson for Learning to Work Together (6th Grade) | A to Z Teacher Stuff Lesson Plans

TEAM WORKING- Students will work in groups to brainstorm ideas about different questions. The teacher asks guiding questions about what is a team and what does teamwork mean after students brainstorm. Groups will create a definition for teamwork then write the definition on a paper hand cut out to place on the wall.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP- This lesson plan begins with a class discussion over what is an entrepreneur and about starting businesses. Students will view the BizKids episode then the teacher will review over the summary and conclusion. Students then have a family worksheet to fill out with interview questions for an entrepreneur and how they started their business. This lesson also includes multiple worksheets over entrepreneurship vocabulary, and practice problem solving questions. There is even a page with cross curriculum ideas for students to transfer skills to other academic subjects.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE- This lesson helps students with self talk and understanding that thought impact behaviors. The teacher begins by having students in a sharing circle and then the skill is introduced. The teacher will help guide students in identifying the differences in positive and negative self talk. The lesson plan includes a few built in prompts for teachers to discuss with the students. The lessons concludes with students being able to share examples of negative self talk, then a homework assignment.

Communication Skills Lesson & Activities -

COMMUNICATION- This lesson plan begins with students brainstorming what communication is. Students then view a few video clips and the teacher guides a discussion about what effective communication is. Students then complete a drawing activity based on communication. Students continue to learn what effective communication skills are through a Kahoot game, videos, PPT, and an quiz. Students have a provided worksheet to help them with the lesson.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP- This lesson plan begins with students brainstorming terms and problems the world faces. Students pass a ball of string around to illustrate the interwoven nature of the problems. Students will view pictures of global problems and then discuss them as a whole class with statements. Students will work on the worksheet with yes or no statements about global citizenship.

Digital Wish - Lesson Plans: "To Be, or Not To Be, A Digital Citizen? That is the Question!

DIGITAL LITERACY- This lesson focuses on several elements of digital citizenship including digital literacy. Students will be grouped and research one element of digital citizenship. Students will write what they find then transfer their knowledge into a skit. They will use a collaboration tool to work together with their groups. Students will perform the skits at the end of class.