Responsible Decision Making – SEL Curriculum – Lesson Plans, SEL Activities




Teaching Responsible Decision Making to your students can be a challenge. It can be even harder when there is no curriculum for you. Now, you don’t have to worry about the curriculum anymore because it is created for you!

Lessons Included:

Week 1: Responsibility

  • What is responsibility?
  • Understanding responsibilities
  • My responsibilities
  • Being responsible
  • Class Constitution

Week 2: Owning Your Choices

  • The choices we make every day
  • Understanding a consequence
  • Evaluating our consequences
  • Decision Making
  • Decision Making

Week 3: Problem Solving

  • Problem Solving Steps
  • Choosing a solution to your problems
  • Problem Solving Scenarios
  • Reflection on your choices

Week 4: Decision Making

  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Responsibility at home, school, and with family
  • Responsibility to the Earth
  • How to be a leader

What is Included in this Resource?

  • 20 detailed lessons
  • Included in the lessons: Introduction, Discussion, Daily Activity, and Conclusion
  • Toolbox with strategies to support students new learning
  • 20 Days of a Daily Journal
  • Anchor Chart
  • Bulletin Board

About this unit:

1. It should take about 20 school days (a month) to complete. You can complete each lesson in 15 minutes, however you can extend it if you want.

2. All discussion prompts are included and you have all of your material included in the unit.

3. All the planning for SEL time is done for you and there is a weekly overview of the lessons.

4. This does align with CASEL’s SEL Competencies.

5. I would recommend this unit for 3rd-5th grade classrooms.


Responsible Decision Making Skills:

  • Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Learning how to make a reasoned judgment after analyzing information, data, and facts
  • Identifying solutions for personal and social problems
  • Anticipating and evaluating the consequences of one’s actions
  • Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside and outside of school
  • Reflecting on one’s role to promote personal, family, and community well-being
  • Evaluating personal, interpersonal, community, and institutional impacts
  • From: CASEL


Teachers like you said about our SEL Programs:

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our morning starts with family meeting and an SEL lesson. This resource helped me extend on my lessons beyond what our curriculum provided. This was a great place to go back to when I was stuck or needed something to supplement that days lesson.

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