Author:
Special Olympics Indiana
Subject:
Education, English Language Arts, Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
Grade:
9, 10, 11, 12
Tags:
  • Community Influence
  • Epic
  • Erskine
  • Inclusion
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Loyalty – EPIC Decisions

    Loyalty – EPIC Decisions

    Overview

    In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of loyalty through discussion with their classmates. An optional public service announcement activity is provided. This lesson is based on a video about Carl Erskine’s core leadership topic of loyalty and his book, The Parallel.

    Lesson Overview

    Please adapt the lesson activity to fit your students' abilities and interests.

    Introduction

    In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of loyalty through discussion with their classmates. An optional public service announcement activity is provided. This lesson is based on a video about Carl Erskine’s core leadership topic of loyalty and his book, The Parallel.

    Grades 9 – 12

    Themes

    • Inclusion
    • Kindness
    • Friendship
    • Social Change

    Objectives

    During the lesson, students will:

    • Describe the attributes of loyalty.
    • Discuss the barriers to demonstrate loyalty towards others.
    • Investigate strategies to overcome barriers to loyalty.

    During the extension activity, students will:

    • Create a public service announcement that promotes loyalty toward others

    Essential Questioning

    Students should be able to answer these questions by the end of this lesson:

    • What is the definition of loyalty?
    • How did Carl and Johnny’s friendship model loyalty?
    • What are some current barriers to loyalty?
    • How can you model loyalty?

    Indiana Academic Standards

    English/Language Arts

    • 9-10.CC.1
    • 9-10.CC.3
    • 9-10.CC.4
    • 9-10.CC.7
    • 11-12.CC.1
    • 11-12.CC.2
    • 11-12.CC.3
    • 11-12.CC.6

    Employability Skills

    • 9-10.LS.2
    • 9-10.LS.9
    • 9-10.LS.11
    • 9-10.SE.3
    • 11-12.LS.1
    • 11-12.LS.12
    • 11-12.LS.13
    • 11-12.LS.14
    • 11-12.SE.3

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