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PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (PSR) (Grades 6-12)

Personal & Social Responsibility Curriculum - Teacher's SetPersonal & Social Responsibility Activity Books

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (PSR)
Teaching students how to get what they want in ways that
maintain dignity and respect for themselves and others.
Curriculum for Grades 6-12  -  Revised and Edited by Constance H. Dembrowsky
This is an experientially based, scoped and sequenced one semester course in which role plays, games, and small group activities help students internalize critical concepts and behavioral skills in the areas of: Self-Esteem, Responsibility, Relating Effectively,
Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving, and Goal Setting.
 
Introduction
1.
Getting Acquainted These lessons acquaint students with the program content and create interest and commitment by identifying the specific benefits they can expect from completing the course.
2.
Curriculum Overview
3.
Defining the Rules of the Game
4. Discussion Skills
5. A Graduate's Perspective
6. Affective Skills Inventory
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Self-Esteem I
7.
Basic Human Needs This unit introduces the five building blocks for self-esteem. Students learn that basing self-esteem on external factors like good looks, popularity, etc., creates a powerless, dependent person..
8.
Understanding Self-Esteem
9.
Self-Esteem: Internal Source
10. Self-Esteem: Unique Talents
11. Self-Esteem: Positive Focus
12. Self-Esteem: Integrity
13 Self-Esteem: Humanness
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Responsibility I
14.
What You Do Makes a Difference This unit introduces the basic principle of self-responsibility -- that it is your own behavior (rather than luck, circumstances, others' actions) that determines what you get in life
15.
Personal Power
16.
Behavior Loops
17.
You Always Have a Choice
18. The Vocabulary of Personal Power
19. Gaining Control
20. Control: The Basis of Personal Power
21. Responsible and Non-Responsible Statements
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Relating Effectively  I
22.
Listening Skills This unit develops the foundation for healthy relationships and effective conflict resolution by developing the skills to see things from the other person's point of view.
23.
Listening for Understanding: Content
24.
Listening for Understanding: Feelings I
25. Listening for Understanding: Feelings II
26. Non-Verbal Communication
27. Responding to Indicate Understanding
28. Behavior Loops: Sending
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Problem-Solving/Goal Setting I
29.
Creating Goals This unit begins the process, continued periodically throughout the course, in which each student sets a specific, immediate goal and devises a detailed plan for achieving it. This activity helps students internalize the skills they have learned by applying them outside the classroom in the "real world." 
30.
The Power of Role Models
31.
Internal Motivation
32.
The Motivational Continuum
33. Resolving Group Problems
34. Empowering Others to Resolve Problems
35. Resolving Your Own Problems
36. Creating Growth Goals
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Self-Esteem II
37.
Self-Esteem: What Your Actions Say Students learn that every action a person takes indicates whether their self-esteem is externally based or internally based and thus, they begin to examine their own behavior in a new way.
38.
Creating Positive Self-Talk
39.
Using Positive Self-Talk
40. Expectations of Yourself
41. Creating Growth Goals
42. Expectations of Others
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Responsibility II
43.
Winners and Losers In this unit students learn to be proactive rather than reactive in their daily lives. They learn to exercise control over themselves and thus avoid being controlled by the people and events surrounding them.
44.
Choosing Feelings
45.
Winners' and Losers' Choices
46. Creating Growth Goals
47. A Loser's Defenses
48. Responsibility TO Others
49. Responsibility FOR Yourself
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Relating Effectively II
50.
Praise and Encouragement In this unit students learn the skills to operate with a much higher degree of responsibility FOR themselves. They learn how to deal with refusals, say NO in the face of peer pressure, and handle put-downs.
51. Creating Growth Goals
52. Feedback That Empowers
53. Asking for What You Want
54. Handling Refusals
55. Saying No
56. Creating Growth Goals
57. Positive Strokes
58. Myths About Strokes
59. Handling Put-Downs
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Responsibility III
60. Understanding Anger This unit focuses on conflict resolution skills by giving students specific techniques they can use to: 1) dissipate their anger in a non-destructive and productive way;  2) identify the issue under their anger; and 3) negotiate with others to a Win/Win solution.
61. Creating Growth Goals
62. Ineffective Responses to Anger
63. How Anger Develops
64. Handling Anger Effectively
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Self-Esteem III
65. Reflections on Concepts and Growth This unit is designed to energize students by focusing on the positive and reflecting on the positive changes they have all made in their lives.
66. Creating Growth Goals
67. Growth I've Noticed in Others
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Responsibility IV
68. Understanding Risks Students learn to consider consequences before taking action. They participate in a series of risk-taking lessons that expose them to stressful situations, and handle these situations by applying the stress-coping techniques they learn
69. Dealing with Fear
70. Handling Stress
71. Creating Growth Goals
72. Stress Coping I
73. Stress Coping II
74. Stress Coping III
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Self-Esteem IV
75. Identifying Success Students focus on their positive internal qualities, identify the skills they have developed, and assume responsibility for evaluating their growth from the beginning of the class.
76. Sharing Success
77. Affective Skills Inventory
78. Evaluating Growth
79. Sending Positive Invitations
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Conclusion
80. Future Goals The last unit helps students address and deal positively with the dissolution of the strong, supportive environment they have created in this class. They realize this is not the end, but rather the beginning.
81. Closure
82. Graduation
Sample "Personal and Social Responsibility" Lesson
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