WHAT ARE THE YOUR VALUES?
Authors: Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School
Environmental Education Team
Grade Level: 3-6
8 Values and Attitudes 1.Social Studies
12. Stewardship 2.Science
Through the questions posed and the responses recorded, students will examine
values they have, consider what influence their values have on things they
perceive for the purpose of developing a value-oriented consciousness.
Much of the joy, intrigue and beauty of the tapestry of life is made up of the
varieties of peoples with their respective ethnic values. As the world "shrinks"
it seems desirable to acquaint students with the fact that peoples' value
systems differ and those that don't match ours, whoever we may be, are not,
perforce, wrong nor necessarily desirable, on the other hand.
Start the activity by discussing the first set of questions. Since this is a
valuing activity, no answer is wrong. Record the answers either on paper or
with a tape recorder. Some of the answers could be put on a separate collage
next to the nature collages. Then divide the students into teams of three or
work as an entire group. Each team should have a worksheet and a sturdy piece of
paper for the poem and collage.
Group Discussion Questions:
1.What are values?
2.Do you have values?
3.How do you know you have values?
4.Do values change?
5.In what ways do you behave differently from last year?
6.Do you think people should have the same values as you do? Why?
7.What six thin-s do you value most? least?
8.What do people in your community value most?
9.What do people in your community value least?
WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES
1. Out of doors, everyone in the group should find something they feel is ugly
and something they feel is beautiful. As a team, answer the questions.
a. What do you think is beautiful? Why?
b. Do your values affect its beauty? In what ways?
C. What do you think is ugly? Why?
d. Do your values affect its ugliness? In what ways!
e. If your values changed, would it change its ugliness or beauty?
2. The students should write a cinquain (poem) and collect natural objects-to go
along with the poem.
An example of a cinquain is: 1 word to name an object (noun)
BUG 2 words to describe the object
CRAWLS, EATS, MOVES 3 words to tell what the object does
SCARED WHEN ON ME 4 words to describe how you feel about
INSECT 1 word which to you means the same as
the first word (noun)
WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES
Work on your poem in the space below. When you have finished it to your
satisfaction, rewrite it on a clean piece of paper your teacher will give you.
3. Glue natural objects collected from your area around the poem to make a
collage. Try to find objects which in some way go with the poem.