POSITIVE ACTION – GRADE 3 LESSONS
Unit 1- Self Concept: Its Definition, Formations and Importance
Lesson 1: To introduce Unit 1, to identify the terms positive actions and negative actions and to briefly explain the nature of the Positive Action program to students.
Lesson 3: To introduce the advantages of having a good self-concept; to explain the ideas that happiness and success mean that you feel good about who you are and what you are doing.
Lesson 14: To introduce the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle, which teaches that positive thoughts lead to positive actions, positive actions lead to positive feelings about yourself, and positive feelings lead to more positive thoughts.
Unit 2- Physical and Intellectual Positive Actions for a Healthy Self-Concept
Lesson 21: To introduce Unit 2.
Lesson 30: To introduce the positive actions for being aware of and dealing with medicines.
Lesson 31: To introduce the positive actions for avoiding harmful substances.
Lesson 33: To introduce the positive actions for meeting intellectual needs of obtaining information, curiosity, creative thinking, learning something new, problem solving, and strengthening your memory.
Lesson 37: To introduce the positive actions for problem-solving.
Unit 3- Managing Yourself Using Social/ Emotional Positive Actions
Lesson 41: To introduce Unit 3 and to stress the importance of meeting physical, intellectual, social and emotional needs in order to be well-rounded.
Lesson 43: To introduce the concept of choice in using positive and negative actions.
Lesson 45: To introduce the positive action for managing resources wisely, specifically, to define the eight resources: time, energy, possessions, money, talents, thoughts, actions and feelings.
Lesson 56: To introduce the positive actions of identifying feelings of love, anger, worry, jealousy, pride, fear, loneliness, thankfulness and discouragement.
Unit 4- Getting Along with Others Using Social/Emotional Positive Actions
Lesson 71: To introduce Unit 4
Lesson 72: To reinforce the positive actions of getting along with others by allowing students to create a Code of Conduct based on their own ideas about how they want to be treated by others.
Lesson 76: To introduce the positive actions for getting along with others by trying to understand how and why others feels as they do.
Unit 5- Telling Yourself the Truth Using Social/Emotional Positive Actions
Lesson 91: To introduce Unit 5
Lesson 99: To make students aware of our tendency to blame others when things go wrong rather than accepting responsibility for our own actions.
Lesson 104: To introduce the concept that self-honesty is critical for making decisions.
Unit 6- Improving Yourself Continually Using Social/Emotional Positive Actions
Lesson 111: To introduce Unit 6
Lesson 116: To help students understand that they choose their attitudes about potential for self-improvement.
Lesson 125: To assist students in becoming aware of the many opportunities they have for intellectual self-improvement, their needs in this area, and to select a goal for intellectual self-improvement.
Lesson 127:To encourage students to become aware of their opportunities for social/emotional self improvement.