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PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 
ABBREVIATED VERSION - 52 LESSONS
(Grades 6-12)
Teacher Manual
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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 experientially based, scoped and sequenced 52 lesson course 
uses role plays, games, and small group activities 
to help students internalize critical concepts and behavioral skills in the areas of: 
Self-Esteem, Responsibility, Relating Effectively,
Conflict Resolution, and Problem Solving.
 
Introduction
1.
Curriculum Overview 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.
Discussion Skills
3.
A Graduate's Perspective
Self-Esteem I
4.
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.
5.
Understanding Self-Esteem
6.
Self-Esteem: Internal Source
7. Self-Esteem: Unique Talents
8. Self-Esteem: Positive Focus
9. Self-Esteem: Integrity
10. Self-Esteem: Humanness
Responsibility I
11.
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
12.
Personal Power
13.
Behavior Loops
14.
You Always Have a Choice
15. The Vocabulary of Personal Power
16. Gaining Control
17. Control: The Basis of Personal Power
18. Responsible and Non-Responsible Statements
Relating Effectively  I
19.
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.
20.
Listening for Understanding: Content
21.
Listening for Understanding: Feelings I
22. Listening for Understanding: Feelings II
23. Non-Verbal Communication
24. Responding to Indicate Understanding
25. Behavior Loops: Sending
Problem-Solving
26.
The Power of Role Models This unit begins to directly address one of the most critical problems for adolescents today--peer pressure. Students learn how to determine their own responsibility for the problems they encounter in life and a method for tackling those problems.
27.
Internal Motivation
28.
The Motivational Continuum
29.
Resolving Group Problems
30. Empowering Others to Resolve Problems
Self-Esteem II
31.
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.
32.
Creating Positive Self-Talk
33.
Using Positive Self-Talk
34. Expectations of Yourself
35. Expectations of Others
Responsibility II
36.
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.
37.
Choosing Feelings
38.
Winners' and Losers' Choices
39. A Loser's Defenses
40. Responsibility TO Others
41. Responsibility FOR Yourself
Relating Effectively II
42.
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.
43. Feedback That Empowers
44. Asking for What You Want
45. Handling Refusals
46. Saying No
47. Positive Strokes
48. Handling Put-Downs
Self-Esteem III
49. 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.
50. Evaluating Growth
51. Sending Positive Invitations
Conclusion
52. Closure 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.
Sample "Personal and Social Responsibility" Lesson
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References for Personal and Social Responsibility Curriculum

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