• Competencies:

    Knowledge and care of oneself.

  • Values:

    Respect to oneself and others, carefor health and personal integrity, Responsibility.

  • Learning outcomes:

    Knows the necessary measures for the prevention of addictions.

Scenario 1

Transforming my life

Scenario

Enrique is a 19-year-old boy who lost the mobility of his legs in a terrible car accident for driving under the influence of alcohol. His major passion is soccer, but he cannot practice it and this situation makes him very depressed. Alonso is his brother and his best friend.

One evening, Enrique said to his brother “I can’t take it any longer, Alonso... if I cannot play soccer, my life is over… and all this because of alcohol! And besides, people always ignore me”.

Alonso replied, “It is not true, no one ignores you. Since the accident you have become solitary and mean. If people stay away is because they do not know if you are going to be in a bad mood, if you are going to say something negative to them, or if you are going to ignore them. I think that it is time for you to move on. I know you love soccer, but there are other things that you can do”.

With a frown on his forehead Enrique exclaimed: “Oh yeah? Like what? Tell me!”.

Alonso, noticing the frustration of his brother, replied:

  • “With perseverance and effort, everything is possible”.

Alonso, noticing the frustration of his brother, replied: “You can try swimming, or you can take part in competitions with people who are in a situation like yours … You could even become a great Paralympic athlete, you should follow their example. You have the potential, you just have to decide and redirect your life, which is not over just because you can’t play soccer”.

“Better yet, you could give your testimony to many young people who have problems with alcohol and encourage them to follow your example and tell them that life is worth living despite adversities. Your limitations are in your mind!”.

Enrique answered his brother: “Can’t you see my condition? What I like to do is play soccer and in this condition, I am useless!”.

Activity

Which are the goals in your life and what do you need to achieve them?

1.- I’m sure you have already thought about what you want to be when you grow up: a doctor, a chef, an astronaut, a teacher, a craftsman, a pilot, etc. When we set our mind to reach a goal, do not forget that to be able to achieve it; two requirements are needed; effort and perseverance.

2.- Observe carefully and identify the definition with the value that corresponds. Click and place it in the corresponding box.



Reinforcing values

1.- Click, drag and place the following values in the spot where they correspond: Respect to oneself and others, Healthcare and personal integrity, responsibility.



  • Competencies:

    Self-regulation and responsible use of freedom.

  • Values:

    Freedom, Respect, Tolerance, Equity.

  • Learning outcomes:

    Establishes mechanisms that allow people to face situations that provoke fear, frustration or anger.

    Explains the position about situations that would be considered a violation of the fundamental rights of others.

Scenario 2

Problems at home

Scenario

Manuel is the household and lately has been having problems when he comes home.

“Martha! I am home and I’m hungry … hurry up and serve me dinner!”.

Martha, his wife, replied to him with greetings: “Hello, how you are darling? How was your day?”.

Manuel answered her: “Right now I do not want to know anything from work, I do not want to speak about things from the office... I work all day and they do not pay me enough … and on top of everything, I come home and you don’t have dinner ready for me.

At that moment, Silvia, his daughter, walked into the kitchen holding a notebook in her hand, “Hi, dad! I’m glad you’re home! Can you help me finish my homework?”.

“Give me a break!” Her father said with a strong voice. “Just tell me, what were you doing the whole evening that you didn’t finish it? It is your homework and you must do it yourself”.

Silvia answered him: “but, dad … there are some things that I do not understand”.

“I won’t help you. You have to do things by yourself”, Manuel insisted. “Otherwise, when you are older, you will want people to do everything for you”.

  • “Problems at home are solved with love and respect to the family”.

Silvia was about to answer when suddenly, Arturo, her brother, walked in with a soccer ball, saying: “Hi dad, I’m glad you’re here! Let’s play!”.

With all that is going on, Manuel, raising his voice, said to his wife, “Martha! Do not bother to serve dinner, you took too long already and these children are driving me crazy, I cannot stand this situation anymore, I’m leaving!”.

“Why did Silvia leave the room crying, mom?” Asked Arturo, “Why did my dad say those things?”.

His mom answered: “Your dad is tired … don’t pay attention to him, son”.

After several days with the same situation, Martha decided to talk to Manuel.

“Manuel, what is going on? Every day you come home upset, and we are not responsible for your problems at work”.

Manuel interrupted her: “Here you go again!”.

His wife answered him, “I’m being serious! The children and I always take the blame for your problems at work”.

“It is not only that” added Manuel, “It is the kids too. When I come home, one child wants me to play with him and the other to help her with her homework… Aren’t you here the whole day to help them?”.

“Yes, but I have many other things to do, there is a lot of work in the house. I cannot do everything!” replied Martha

“I’m the man of the house and my only duty is to bring money to support it, not to struggle with the children”.

“If that is the case, I can also get a job to bring money home”.

“Are you crazy! Women are to take care of children and to clean the house”.

“Who says so? You? Really?”.

Silvia and Arturo, having listened to their father and mother arguing for a while, stepped in and exclaimed: “Stop arguing!”.

Their father replied strongly: “You go to your room and stay out of this!".

Meanwhile, Martha kept telling her husband: “If I want to, I can get a job, period!” Manuel replied:“I’ve already told you,

you are not going to do it. I am the head of the house and you do as I say!”.

Martha, tired of all that ended the conversation saying “I’m going to sleep, I do not want to argue with you anymore. You are rude!”

Activity

Identify values that help the solution of conflicts

1.- Words have the power of conveying ideas and feelings, either positive or negative. When a person assaults another one with words that hurt feelings or with actions that physically hurt;that person is abusing verbally and physically of the other.

2.- Do you know someone who suffers from this situation? What do you think about the topic? Look at the picture. What values do you consider would help in each case? Identify them and write them in the text box.



Reinforcing Values

1.- Click, drag and locate the place where each of the following values correspond: Freedom, Respect, Tolerance and Equity.



  • Competencies:

    Respect and appreciation of diversity.

  • Values:

    Tolerance, Respect, Equity.

  • Learning Outcomes:

    Expresses opinions about social interdependent relationships that generate situations of inequity and injustice.

    Shows disagreement on situations of discrimination and racism that are present in everyday life and those that are promoted by the mass media.

Scenario 3

There are no distinctions here

Scenario

A week after the school year started, a new student got enrolled. Toño was a happy, responsible and friendly child with a lot of dreams to fulfill, but he had a disability. He could not walk and therefore, he moved around in a wheelchair. In spite of this, he always made a great effort to get the best grades in school and to have many friends.

When he came to school, his parents submitted a request for a scholarship to the School Administration, because their economic situation was not very good. When the principal saw Toño’s report card from the previous school year, he decided to grant the scholarship to him, since they were excellent.

The first day Toño came to class, his classmates kept staring at him. He could feel their looks, however, he only kept focused in class and tried not to pay attention to the buzz that was around,because he felt uncomfortable with the situation.

Luis: “Have you noticed he cannot walk?”.

Maria: “Yes, but I heard that his grades are excellent”.

Jose: “And how is that useful if he cannot walk? …”

Pedro: “He must be a nerd, that’s why they gave him the scholarship.”

Juan: “Oh, how boring!”.

Fernanda: “Leave him alone. Would you like people to talk about you like that if you were in the same condition?”.

When Teacher Julia noticed what was happening in class, she decided to make a pause in Math and change to a new topic …

Teacher: “children, Can someone tell me what discrimination is, Raise your hand, please …”

At that moment, only Toño raised his hand …

Teacher: “Yes, Toño”.

Toño: “Discrimination, teacher, is . . .”

  • “If I want respect, I must respect others”.

Activity

Analyze the situations that generate discrimination

1.- When someone jokes about and rejects people because of their disability, the color of their skin, physical features or their religion, they are hurting their feelings and self-esteem. That is called discrimination.

2.- Have you ever made fun of someone or has anybody made fun of you? How did you feel? What do you think about the saying "Treat others as you would like them to treat you?".



Reinforcing Values

1.-Click, drag and locate the following values in their corresponding place: Tolerance, Respect and Equality.



  • Competencies:

    Sense of belonging to the community, the nation and humanity.

  • Values:

    Solidarity, Responsibility, Justice.

  • Learning outcomes:

    To recognize the differences and the similarities that exist among people about gender, physical aspect, and social condition.

Scenario 4

The Shelter home

Scenario

On a Thursday morning Mrs. Diana was about to take Emmanuel and Karina to school. When they came to an intersection, the traffic light changed to red and a young man who was there approached Mrs. Diana and asked her to contribute in helping children from a shelter home…

Diana took her purse and started looking for coins, but she realized that she didn’t have any …She asked Emmanuel and Karina to give the young man the coins she just gave them to spend during recess time.…

Emmanuel answered: “Why is it that I have to give them money? That is not my problem. They should manage for themselves.”

Karina complied and kindly gave the coins to the young man …

The traffic light changed and a discussion arose between Emmanuel and Karina:

“You are bad, Emmanuel! Why is it so hard for you to give the boy your coins! What if you were an orphan child who needed those coins?” Karina asked.

  • “Equality and solidarity are today’s values. Let’s promote them”.

“Keep quiet, silly, I am not an orphan, therefore, it is not my problem” Replied Emmanuel …

“Stop arguing and take your backpacks, we’re here. Let’s go. It’s getting late! Emmanuel, we will talk about this at dinner time” added Diana …

Activity

Identify actions of solidarity

1.- The least favored people need our help. Do not forget that you can contribute to support those who need it.

2.- Put together the following puzzle. Click on the image and place it where it corresponds.



Reinforcing Values

1.- Click, drag and put it in the place that corresponds: Solidarity, Responsibility and Justice.



  • Competencies:

    Management and problem solution.

  • Values:

    Respect to oneself and to others, Dialogue, Equality, Justice, Respect, and Tolerance.

  • Learning outcomes:

    Proposes solutions to situations of conflict, taking into consideration the opinion of others in their areas of participation.

Scenario 5

Let’s stop school harassment!

Scenario

“Hey, Aldo!” Said Juan, pushing him slightly. “I want a soda!”.

“So, buy it, Juan!” Replied Aldo, lowering his head.

“What did you say?” Said Juan, raising his voice. “Now, give me the money!”.

“No, it’s mine!” Shouted Aldo.

“Oh! Come on! Take it, Juan!” Said Jesús. “And hurry, the teacher is coming!”.

“Yeah …That’s it, he surely is going to cry ”Said Paul. ”You are a crybaby, Aldo! You’d better give us the money!”.

“It is my money, I won’t give it to you!” Insisted Aldo.

“I said give it to me!” Shouted Juan, grabbing the money from Aldo’s hands. “And let me tell you right off, I do not want to do the Spanish homework, so you better have it ready.”

“I do not want to do your work anymore! I do not want to give you my money, nor my candies anymore!” Shouted Aldo and ran to the classroom.

Once in class, the teacher asked Aldo to participate in an activity, but the boy as it was usuallyhappening lately didn’t want to do it. So, in front of his classmates, she asked Aldo if something was wrong, to what the boy replied with a no.

“Aldo, something rare is happening with you … it’s been days since you participated in class. You are not paying attention… you can trust me” the teacher told him.

“Children, if someone knows what is happening to your classmate, you must tell me,so I can help him”.

Claudia knew what was happening to Aldo, but she was afraid of telling because she was sure that Juan and his friends would do the same thing to her...

  • “Treat others as you would like them to treat you”.

Activity

Identify the values that help avoid school harassment

1.- It is very important that you learn to identify violent actions, either physical or verbal from your schoolmates. You must take actions to take care of your integrity: Learn to say no to situations that do not please you or that can hurt you, and if someone bothers you, talk to your parents or teachers.

2.- Solve the word search. Click on the first and last letter of the value that is indicated, the value will then be registered.



Reinforcing Values

1.- Click, drag and place it in the spot that corresponds to the following values: Self-respect and Respect to others, Dialogue, Equity, Justice, Respect, and Tolerance.



  • Competencies:

    Social and political participation.

  • Values:

    Rational use of the natural resources, Cooperation.

  • Learning outcomes:

    Establishes collective agreements that imply the participation in actions of common well.

    To propose solutions before situations of conflict, taking into account the opinion of others in their areas of participation.

Scenario 6

Let’s take care of water

Scenario

In the morning, Juana sweeps the patio of her house, collects the garbage, puts it in a bag and tosses it in a trash can. She takes the trash out when the garbage truck goes by. At night, Juana waters the plants, because she says that it is how they can take advantage of the fresh air at night.

Sebastián opens the faucet, wets his hands and takes the bar of soap. While he soaps, he leaves the water running. He rinses his hands, takes the towel and dries them off. Finally, closes the faucet.

To wash her car, Martha gets a bucket of water, rags, brush, soap and old newspapers. With wet rags she cleans the outside of the car and with the brush and soap washes the tires. She cleans the glass with newspaper.

Paulina uses the water jet of the hose to sweep the sidewalk. The sidewalk looks really wet and shiny… as a mirror.

One day at school, while going to the restroom, Martha noticed that in several of the toilets there were water leaks. When she got out, she ran to where her friends were playing during recess time.

Martha: “Friends, I have just gone to the restroom and I saw that in several of the toilets there are water leaks. I think that we should tell Miss Paty about it…”

Sebastian: “Do not even worry, Martha, in the boy’s restroom it has been like that for more than a week …”

Martha: “What? And why hasn’t anybody said anything?”

Paulina: “Oh, Martha, that is the principal’s office problem, we have nothing to do with it, so let’s keep playing …”

Juana: “We should, at least tell Beto, and he will know what to do …”

Sebastián: “Let me tell you something... Look, there is a lot of water on the ground, and I found out that Beto has a few days off, and that is why they have not noticed it. If we go and tell the teacher, and if the principal finds out, she will ask us to come on Saturday to sweep all the water on the ground and to clean up the restrooms, just like they do it at the end of every school year …”

Paulina: “It is true, it’s better not to say anything, and if they find out, oh well!”

Martha: “I’ll just tell the teacher what is happening, so that she can warn the principal…”

Juana: “I will go with you, Martha …”

Paulina: “Well, if they have us clean up the mess and sweep all the water, it will be your fault and you will have to pay for it…”

Martha: “What? And why would it be our fault?”

Sebastian: “Because you are a gossiper. You, as our friend, should not do anything that harms us and, in spite of that, you want to report something that is a problem of the school and we would probably have to pay for it …”

Juana: “I think Sebastian is right, Martha … We are not going to lose two of our best friends because of the school’s fault… ”

  • “Little water, short life. Take care of water!”

Activity

Create a poster with the topic “Let’s take care of water”

1.- As we grow, we acquire new responsibilities and perceive life and things around us with increased awareness. The care for the environment needs precisely of those values, awareness and responsibility, to be able to respect and protect it, especially such an essential element for life: water.

2.- Look carefully at the images and comment with your family or friends the first impression you get from them. Create a poster in which you promote the care of water. Click on the color that you prefer!



Reinforcing values

1.- Click, drag and place in the spot that corresponds the following values: Rational use of natural resources and cooperation.



  • Competencies:

    Adherence to legality and sense of justice.

  • Values:

    Justice, Solidarity and Responsibility.

  • Learning outcomes:

    To recognize the consequences resulting from personal and collective violation of a norm.

Scenario 7

The avenue

Scenario

Ricardo is twelve years old and every day he walks to school. To get there, he has to cross a busy avenue, but he feels confident in the traffic light, which makes it easier to cross the street along the pedestrian crossing.

One day, Ricardo told his friend:

“You know what, Ramon?, today I almost got ran over by a car when I was about to cross the avenue … Since the traffic light was on red for the cars, I started crossing, but suddenly, I saw a truck coming very fast and it ran through the red light … I ran and managed to cross, but it almost hit me …”

Ramon answered him: “No way!? You better take care. At least you noticed the situation. Imagine if you had not seen the truck!”.

One evening, when Ricardo was walking home, he noticed that a driver was talking on the phone and did not notice that the traffic light was red. The driver ran the red light and ran over a lady who was crossing the avenue at that moment.

The driver drove off, but Ricardo had seen the license plate number and he gave it to the policeman who arrived at the scene.

The policeman asked Ricardo if he could recognize the driver and Ricardo said that he could... Then, the policeman asked him to go to the police station to testify and to give the description of the driver in order for a spoken portrait to be made…

The next day, Ricardo told Ramon everything that had happened and the statement to the police…

Ramón answered: "Wow, Ricardo, I had not gone , what if that person is evil and retaliates against you!..."

  • “Let's assume life with responsibility”.

Activity

Elaborate a text about the importance of rules

1.- In most of the families, schools and other institutions there exist regulations to follow which represent a set of rules that promote peaceful and harmonious coexistence among people, because they provide protection and security.

2.- Look carefully at the pictures. Write in the text box the first impression you get from them.

3.- With the help of your family and teacher write a text about the rules in the family and the classroom. Think carefully if they are applied with equity and justice.



 

Reinforcing values

1.- Click, drag and place in the spot that corresponds to the following values: Justice, Solidarity and Responsibility.



  • Competencies:

    Comprehension and appreciation for democracy.

  • Values:

    Responsibility, Honesty, Justice, and Commitment.

  • Learning outcomes:

    Acknowledges the fulfillment of the laws, the division of power and the recognition and protection of the human rights as the strength of a democratic government.

Scenario 8

The establishment of a school board committee

Scenario

In a primary school, some parents decided to create a school board committee. One morning, before recess time, teacher Juanita handed in a written message to her sixth grade students.

Juan José, after reading the message, said to his teacher:

“Teacher, my mom says that the school board is useless. My grandmother told her that she had to do everything my dad says. She cannot give me permission, not even to play on the sidewalk outside my house! I think that it’s better not to give her this message”.

Having heard this, Miss Juanita explained to the students:

“Look, we’ll create this school board committee so that your parents, you and the teachers can work together to have a better school, improved with more things for you to learn better”.

Alberto commented: “No, teacher, if it is going to be about teaching us more things and give us more homework, then it is not convenient … It would be better if some soccer goals are put around school and, give us soccer balls and uniforms, even those of the Mexican Soccer Team would be ok. Yes, that would be good…”

The teacher replied: “That is very much the point, for all of us to participate to attend all your needs. Your classes are important, as well as your learning, but also the way you entertain yourselves and play sports”.

And she added: “If you want, we can ask the Principal Francisca for permission to organize a soccer tournament, and we can propose it as the first activity to be discussed by the school board committee. But remember that we must study very hard, because we will work with programs that grant scholarships for the first places of every grade level. And maybe even propose trips or field trips for the groups with the best Grade Point Average. So, take the messages home, and let's hope that the majority of your parents will attend”.

  • “With democracy and team work, we will achieve more”.

Activity

Regarding the responsibility of the social representatives

1.- In the family, school and community, it is important to consider everyone’s opinion to take decisions that interest their members. In the school in which you study surely you have noticed that there is a Parents committee. With the agreement of all its members, a representative is nominated to coordinate and attend the needs of the students.

2.- Carefully read the values and anti-values written in the pins. Identify the anti-values and with the help of the bowling ball; knock them down!

3.- Click on the bowling ball, locate the pin and release the ball.



Reinforcing Values

1.- Click, drag and put in the place that corresponds to the following values: Responsibility, Honesty, Justice and Commitment.



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Book of values

VALUE EDUCATION | Sixth Grade Elementary