A teacher in a classroom of pupils

Lesson 1 - Actions and consequences


Using videos, students observe positive and negative behaviour in scenarios that are common to their lives, becoming aware that actions have consequences. They start to explore the impact of negative behaviour on people’s feelings and lives, and think about how and why it is important to make choices that can create better outcomes and experiences.

Download the teacher notes for the full lesson plan and guidance on how to deliver the activities.

Learning objectives

  • Understand that our actions can have positive and negative consequences.
  • Be able to make choices that aim to create positive consequences.

Subject links

  • Citizenship
  • English


Note: lesson timings are a suggestion only and will depend on your teaching style, student ability and length of discussion. You could choose to run some lessons across a double period.

Last updated: 29 Jan 2019