Commitment: Lesson Plan for Fourth Grade

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Commitment
March
3rd Grade
Commitment: the hard work & loyalty that someone gives to an organization, activity, or person
Quote:
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline
that enabled us to follow through.” Zig Ziglar
Materials: 1 copy of story “The Hare and the Tortoise” and small pieces of paper with a
number on it (1-32)
Activity 1: “Shifting Spaces”
1. Tell students to stand in a straight line.
2. Give each student a number (not in order).
3. Tell them the object of the game is to eventually have all the students stand in a straight
line in numerical order.
4. Here is the catch: the students can only move two at a time.
5. The students cannot stand out of line, they can only move with the person next to them.
THEY CANNOT BREAK OR GET OUT OF THE LINE!!!!!!
6. If they get out of line, they have to sit out
Questions after the game:
1. Does anyone know the definition of commitment? Discuss the definition stated above.
2. How was commitment shown in this activity? Answer: committed to each other by
staying in line, following the rules, staying patient, etc…
3. Was everyone committed to working together in order to achieve the goal? Explain.
Activity 2:
1. Read the story “The Hare and the Tortoise”
2. How does this story show commitment?
3. Mentors: Share a moment in your life where you have shown commitment to a person,
activity or organization. For example, “I have been in the band program for four years. I
have been committed to both the directors and my fellow members because…”
4. What can happen if we give up and don’t show commitment?
5. Ask students the following questions:
a. How can we show commitment in our everyday lives?
b. How can we show commitment to school, our family, our friends, our
neighborhood?
c. What are some future things that you might commit to?
Lesson Plan Evaluation
Character Word_________________Grade Level_____________
Objective
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Was the lesson easy to read and understand buy the
teachers?
Was the sequence of the lesson correct?
Were the activities easy to understand?
Were the students engaged throughout the lesson?
Did the students enjoy the activities?
Were the materials easy to use?
Were the visuals appropriate for the learners?
Were there adequate activities planned?
Was the lesson relevant to the learners?
Comments:
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