Objectives Students will be able to identify different ways to protect themselves from strangers by talking as a class about stranger danger. They will be able to identify what protects them in their lives and the strengths in each individual by creating a “shield of protection”.
Materials Cardboard Paint Scissors Paintbrush Masking tape Paper (construction/computer) Glue Markers, colored pencils, pastels (any other drawing tools) Newspaper Magazines Paper Mache Any other materials from home
Inspired Sources James Arlen Gillaspie Specializes in the design and fabrication of custom medieval full plate armor. Gillaspies Website
Guided Activity Talk as a class and share stories where we have encountered strangers or where we might encounter strangers Have the students talk in the table groups and write down some ideas for protecting themselves from strangers and what they should do if they encounter a stranger. As a class they will share what they brainstormed and we will combine everyone’s ideas onto a large paper to hang in the classroom.
Making the Shield DAY 1: The students will cut out their shield in the shape of their choice. I will demonstrate how to Paper Mache and then the children will do it to their shields. Estimated time: 30 minutes DAY 2: The students will creatively decorate their shields with the materials in the classroom and whatever they brought in. They will then share and explain their shields with the class. Estimated time: 1-1 ½ hours.
Evaluation Informal: I will listen to what the students discuss when talking about how to avoid stranger danger. By creating the list as a class it will allow me to check for understanding about the topic. Formal: Rubric