The World Starts With Me

Friendships & Relationships

Today's Lesson

In the previous two lessons, we learned a lot about the changes you and your friends are going through, physically as well as emotionally, while growing up. There is another important change during the period you are going through: your friendships and relationships! Friends are becoming more important in your life and, in some ways, your parents seem to be getting less important.

This is also the theme of today's lesson. You are going to explore what friendships and other relationships mean to you and how friendships can influence you. We will hear what Tesfaye and Hawi have to say about friendships and relationships. After that, we will create an online visualization of the people in your world. But before we take place behind the computer, we are going to move our bodies!

Todays Program

Activity
Time
Warming Up - Trust (5 mins)
(5 mins)
Hawi and Tesfaye - Friendships & Relationships (30 mins)
(30 mins)
Me 'n My World (45 mins) (45 mins)
Conclusion and homework (5 mins) (5 mins)
Tools, Games & Materials

Tip

Be sure to download the template to your desktop by right-clicking the mouse and select 'save target as'. Then select 'desktop' and save. Give the template the student's name.

Create on paper tips

Guidelines for making Me 'n My World

  • In PowerPoint
  • On paper

All students:
1. open the file 'template-me-n-my-world-1' in PowerPoint
2. save this file, with a new name (their own name), to the correct folder
3. begin to fill the space to make a map of their world
4. fill in their own name, bottom centre
5. place their image in the middle of the file; to place an image, they select 'Insert', then 'picture', then choose the picture they want
6. place about six figures around themselves to represent the six people they have named as being closest to them. The middle ring is for those closest to them and so on. The figures are the men and women on the left of the page. If they need more, they select one and copy, paste
7. add a name under each person. They do so by dragging one of the boxes that says 'name' and then replace 'name' with the name of the person it refers to
8. drag an arrow to connect them to this person as in a diagram: mother, brother, friend, etc.
Tip
Change the colour of the arrows by double-clicking on the arrow; then click on colour in the pop up box and choose another colour. Please do use one colour for all arrows.

9. add a thought bubble to each person or group of people. They type in that bubble how they think those people see them, what they think of them as a person. Use the bubbles on the page and drag them to the person
10. drag speech bubbles to themselves, person or group of people to explain in how they influence their lives and the way they live: what role do they play in their lives?

Examples include: breadwinner, love, role model, someone to talk to, to share problems, to have a laugh with, music, fashion, teaches me new words, influences my attitude towards the opposite sex, influences my attitude towards learning or school, influences my attitude towards your parents or grandparents and influences my future dreams.

Choose your own categories, but be as specific as possible. Although there is always more to say, you have to keep it short due to available space.

Tip
Tell students to save their work continually as they are working, so as to be sure they do not lose anything.

Guidelines for making Me 'n My World on paper
All students:

1. have a big sheet of paper to work on and are instructed as follows

2. place an image of yourself - a drawing or a picture - in the middle of the page

3. write your own name, bottom middle

4. draw two big circles around yourself

5. fill this space to make a 'map' of your world: place six figures around you to represent the six people you have named as being closest to you. The middle ring is for those who are closest to you and so on

6. write their names under each person

7. draw an arrow to connect you to this person like a diagram and write who they are: mother, brother, friend etc.

8. add a thought bubble for each person or group of people; write in this bubble how you think these people see you, what they think of you as a person

9. add a speech bubble to yourself and write about the person or group of people to explain how they influence your life and the way you live. What role do they play in your life?

Examples include: breadwinner, love, role model, someone to talk to, to share problems, to have a laugh with, music, fashion, teaches me new words, influences my attitude towards the opposite sex, influences my attitude towards learning or school, influences my attitude towards your parents or grandparents and influences my future dreams.

Choose your own categories, but be as specific as possible. Although there is always more to say, you have to keep it short due to available space.

 

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