Friendships play an important role in the lives of young people. Some friendships are important for feelings of connectedness and belonging, while others provide a support network. This lesson asks students to think about friendships and why they are important, and to learn to show gratitude to those friends they value.
Students understand why friends are important and how to show gratitude for their friendships.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- describe why friends are important
- identify why specific friends are important to them by practising gratitude.
Class brainstorm: Why are friends important? 10 min
- Ask students to list reasons why friendships are important.
- Create a class list on the board where it can be left for the duration of the lesson.
Examples of why friendships are important include:
- to have fun
- to feel supported
- to learn from
- to provide a sense of belonging
- to experience new things.
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