Life Application Lesson on Responsibility

Directions for use of a graphic (Venn Diagram or T Chart) in developing the concept of rights and responsibilities within a life application situation:

  1. Introduce topic. Example:  Having assignments turned in on time.
  2. Allow time for identification and discussion of the rights and responsibilities within the topic.
  3. Distribute the Responsibility Venn diagram or Responsibility T chart and allow time for learners to put their thoughts in writing.
  4. Offer time for pair share or small group discussion to compare ideas and add additional thoughts.
    A)  Example of Responsibility Venn Diagram  B)  Example of Responsibility T Chart 
  5. Use whole group discussion to summarize the ideas shared.  Have each learner write a statement drawing personal conclusions as to their rights and responsibilities within the life application situation. 
  6. As a group or individually have learners write a statement connecting the responsibilities related to the situation to the 8 Expectations for Living, lines from the school/class creed, or other school-wide standards.

** Resources for helping students make Choices and in Goal-setting.