Doing the Right Thing (for years 7–8)

Doing the Right Thing aims to promote values that will assist students to become responsible New Zealanders who respect others and the law.

What students will learn

These year 7–8 resources will help students to learn:

  • about leadership and how to handle difficult situations
  • how to make good decision
  • about the consequences for victims when offenders break laws
  • to distinguish the difference between lies and the truth and how to handle temptations to lie
  • to take action to be a role model for others.

Five focus areas

Learning activities are arranged in five focus areas.

Focus area 1: Respect

Students role-play someone making a good choice.

Focus area 2: Right and wrong

Students suggest how to handle situations in which they might be tempted to tell a white lie and create messages about honesty to share with others.

Focus area 3: Rules, laws and consequences

Students list the consequences of breaking the law, identify common offences and prepare a diagram to show how victims of crime feel.

Focus area 4: Honesty

Students list the qualities that make a good leader, role-play ways of handling difficult situations and set and work towards a personal goal that will help protect the environment.

Focus area 5: Role models

Students carry out a pledge to become a better role model.