• Week 1- I will enter you into a team for Microsoft Teams so you can submit your work through there by mid-week.

    The Middle Years

      Most people think of a maturing as someone who takes responsibility for his/her own life. And being responsible shows your parents that you are growing up and can handle more freedom. Here are six ways to be a responsible person:
      • Take care of your own affairs.
      • Follow through on commitments.
      • Answer for your own actions.
      • Be trustworthy.
      • Don't procrastinate.
      • Always use your head.
      Some decisions are easy to make, others are more complicated. When it's a choice between right and wrong, you don't need to weigh the pros and cons. Choosing to do the right thing is an act of self-respect and responsible decision making. Here are some guidelines for deciding what's right:
      • What do my heart and conscience tell me?
      • Could it hurt anyone - including me?
      • Is it fair?
      • How would I feel if somebody did it to me?
      • How will I feel about myself later if I do it?
      • What would adults I respect say about it?
      Respecting ourselves helps us make good choices. And making good choices lifts our self-respect. Good self-respect helps every aspect of our personal and social lives and makes it a lot easier to get through the tough times. Here are some things that are almost guaranteed to make you respect yourself.
      • Take responsibility for yourself.
      • Always do what you believe is right.
      • Be true to yourself and your highest values.
      • Respect others and treat them right.
      • Set goals and work to achieve them.
      • Say "no" to negative pressures.
      • Don't let others make your choices for you.







    Answer in complete sentences.


    • What does being responsible mean? Name some responsible behaviors.
    • What are the benefits of being responsible?
    • Is there a connection between responsibility and freedom? What is it?
    • What does self-respect have to do with growing up?
    • Do you think your self-respect sometimes affects the way you make choices? In what way?
    • Do you think the quality of your choices sometimes affects your self-respect? In what way?
    • Agree or disagree: When it comes to making choices, it's okay to do anything you can get away with! Why do you agree or disagree? Can you give some examples from personal experience?
    • Why do people sometimes do the right thing even when it's not as easy or as much fun as something else?
    • What is the "golden rule?" Does it help you distinguish between right and wrong?
    • Agree or disagree: By the time you are 35 years old you are certainly a grownup. Why do you agree or disagree?