Power and Authority (PA)
PAK.1 Understand and respect the agreed-upon rules of the classroom, playground, and school, and recognize that rules and expectations are designed to promote a state of safety, self-regulation, peace, balance, and harmony.
- Name some rules in the home and the school and identify their purposes (e.g., school rules, safety rules, scheduling rules such as recess or lunch time).
- Differentiate between those rules and decisions made by students themselves, those made by individuals they know, and those made by someone else (e.g., students, teachers and schools make rules about how to be safe in the classroom, such as no running; the provincial government makes rules about how to be safe in a vehicle, such as speed limits and seatbelt requirements).
- Explain why rules are important.
- Identify individual roles and responsibilities within the classroom and school.
- Identify people who make rules that influence students’ lives, and discuss the types of decisions made by self and others.
- Recognize that appropriate behaviour differs depending upon the setting.
PAK.2 Recognize situations in which disagreement may be part of living, studying, and working together, and that resolution may be an avenue to progress to a state of peace, balance, and harmony.
- Identify situations in which disagreements may arise in the classroom, school, and playground.
- Suggest approaches to resolving disagreement in the classroom, school, and playground.
- Recognize that agreements promote harmony and balance.
- Represent a situation in which people with different points of view interact harmoniously together.