Building respect in relationships

This lesson focuses on inclusion and students building respectful relationships. In this activity, students explore ways to celebrate diversity and identify the interpersonal skills that help in forming respectful relationships.

Year Level



60 minutes


  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Social awareness
  • Relationship skills
  • Responsible decision-making

Learning Intention

Students explore what constitutes respectful relationships, what influences inclusivity and equality in relationships, and how to seek help if something isn’t right.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • analyse factors and strategies that enhance inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships
  • articulate interpersonal skills to build and maintain respectful and inclusive relationships
  • evaluate factors that shape identities, and analyse how individuals impact the identities of others
  • articulate support available to themselves and others.
activity 01

Think/Pair/Share 5 min

  • Individually students write their own definitions for inclusivity, equality and respect.
  • Students share their definitions with a partner, re-write using both ideas.
  • Pairs share their definitions to develop class definition.