Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Fitting in. Meg tried to explain to Jenkins that her little brother is tormented by his classmates because he has an IQ that is off the charts and because he knows more than any normal first-grader. He doesn't fit into the class. This is one of the most traumatic situations in children's lives.
This lesson will look at fitting in.
1. Class discussion: How important is fitting in? Should everyone be the same? Do our separate differences make us less capable of working and living together harmoniously? When Charles started, he didn't fit in. What do students think would have helped him? Are there any situations like Charles' in schools today?
2. Group work. In group have students list ten ways in which a student may fit in at school and ten ways that would banish a student to the out crowd for good. Each group will...
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