Property: Ownership, Respect, and Responsibility

Lesson Duration

Author: Jeanne M. Jones, CRADLE

Introduces the concepts of personal property and responsibility to very young students.  Students will think about the difference between damage done to property on purpose versus accidental damage.  Using a selection of simple scenarios, students will rank the severity of responsibility for property damage. Includes instructions for optional sliding scales that students can use to express their ranking.


  • To understand that people’s property needs to be respected and the use of property involves responsibility.
  • To understand that laws and rules protect personal property.

Source: Property