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Lesson 3: Getting Along with Family


In this lesson, students consider the ways their families support them and how they can contribute, in turn, to their families. They explore how families help each other and draw pictures of their families. They read some stories about third graders and their families and the teacher guides a discussion to help them think about the benefits of healthy family relationships, pro-social behaviors that contribute to happy, healthy families and what it means to be a responsible family member. They take home a family sheet to help them talk about what they value about their families and how family members can help each other.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of healthy family relationships.
  2. Give examples of pro-social behaviors (e.g., helping others, being respectful of others, cooperation, consideration).
  3. Identify characteristics of a responsible family member.

SEL Connection

  • social awareness
  • relationship skills

Time: 40 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • MEH-8: Establish and maintain healthy relationships.
  • SH-2: Establish and maintain healthy relationships.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.5.1: Describe how family influences personal health practices and behaviors.
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