Cliques, Friendship Groups, Or Boxes?
For grades 9-12. As with all social beings, adolescents need a peer group that they feel comfortable with. However, they often then feel trapped by their social group or clique or feel shunned by another group. This lesson helps students explore the social "boxes" that they place themselves in or are put in by others, and focus on how they judge one another. The lesson can also serve as a training session for students who wish to be Big Brothers and Sisters to incoming freshmen, or student facilitators of Human Relations groups-- two programs that promote a greater sense of community within schools.