– others’ rights
teacher's notes - general approach
If this is the first time the class has looked at the concept of
respect we suggest the best introduction would be topic one of Respect
Yourself or some similar work. This will help to establish
a community of respect in the classroom.
The suggested strategies under this topic concentrate on the aspects
of respect that come into play in the building of personal (one-to-one)
relationships. In each case there is the challenge to think for
the other person rather than oneself. Respecting others has much
to do with other people's right to be themselves, to have their
own opinions and to be listened to.
The scenes on resource sheet 1 pages
5, 6 & 7 are examples of material which could be helpful in
doing this. Worksheet 2 on page 4 Listen
for a change gives questions which can be used either orally
or for written answers and creative writing.
Having read this resource material, you may prefer to find different
scenes on which to base the work. Whichever strategy you and the
class decide to follow, it is expected that the following needs
will come to light:
• communication: understanding: give and take: humour: the
showing of love/care: patience.
Also to emerge could be the potentially destructive forces in relationships
• impatience: selfishness: intolerance: anger: demand.
On worksheet 1 page 3 there are suggestions
for three strategies that could be followed. If the whole class
are given copies, they can have a part in deciding which they would
find most helpful and interesting to follow. The strategies are
all based on the scenes on resource sheet
1 pages 5 to 7 which are taken from the video The Three
Rs of Family Life*. Similar strategies could also be followed
if you have chosen to base the work on different scripts. If, however,
the class is familiar with drama improvisation you could suggest
the activity overleaf.
(* The Three 'R's of Family Life produced
by Family and Youth Concern )