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Who Am I and How Do I Fit Into the World? GRADE 9 SESSION 1 UNIT 1 Lesson Title: Juggling New Opportunities Time Required: 50 minutes Content Standards: Personal and Social Development A. Students will acquire the knowledge, attitude and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others. B. Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals. Indicators: Students will develop skills needed to maintain a positive self-concept. Students will recognize increased roles and responsibilities of the individual student within the family, school, and local community. Students will identify activities the individual student might participate in to become a contributing member of a school community. X Goal 1: Gather, analyze, and apply information and ideas. X Goal 2: Communicate effectively within and beyond the classroom. X Goal 3: Recognize and solve problems. X Goal 4: Make decisions and act as responsible members of society. Activity Statements : Begin an in-depth discussion by juggling 3 tennis balls. Explain that each ball represents a specific area of their life (i.e. Self-Concept, School Community, and Responsibilities). Begin juggling the balls and explain to the students that sometimes all three areas of their lives operate smoothly. Drop one of the balls GOAL:
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Who Am I and How Do I Fit Into the World? GRADE 9 SESSION 1 UNIT 1 and explain to the students that sometimes one area of their lives may seem to be out of control or going poorly, but the other two areas can still be okay. Continue to juggle the other two balls. Drop another ball and explain to the students that sometimes two areas of their lives may seem to be out of control or going poorly, but there is still one area that they can concentrate on that is going okay. Continue to toss one ball. Drop the last ball and explain to the
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