Respect oneself and develop confidence in one’s abilities. Children will develop an awareness and appreciation of their own abilities, efforts, feelings, and differences. They will come to feel and express feelings of self-worth and confidence and will challenge themselves to try new things.
Respect others, their capabilities, and their rights. Children will learn that it is their personal responsibility to respect others, regardless of their national, ethnic, linguistic, religious, or socio-economic background or their physical abilities. They will engage pro-socially with others as they develop an attitude of mutual respect and understanding.
Appreciate similarities and differences in others. Children will develop a sense of common humanity as they learn about how people live, work, and play in their own community and around the world. Their learning will help break down stereotypes, demystify the “other,” and build empathy and understanding.
Show respect for the cultural and national heritage of others. Children will learn to show respect and appreciation for the history, heritage, and celebrations of people from other cultures or nations.