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What is responsibility?What is responsibility?
Being responsible means you do the things you are expected to do and
accept the consequences (results) of your actions.
For each situation, answer the questions about whether the person acted responsibly.
1
Sarah is in 5th grade. She is expected
to meet her little sister at the front of
the school right after school to walk home
with her. Sarahs friend wanted her to
play on the playground for a minute after
school. Before she knew it, 30 minutes had
passed.
What was Sarahs responsibility?
Was she being responsible?
What are some possible consequences (results) of her actions?
2
Carlos was playing soccer at the park
with some friends. His mom said to be
home by 6:00 for dinner. At 5:55 Carlos’
friends wanted to play just one more
game, but he knew if he didn’t go home
then, he wouldn’t make it home by 6.
Carlos walked home.
What was Carlos responsibility?
Was he being responsible?
What are some possible consequences (results) of his actions?
3
Beth is supposed to help her grandma
do some yardwork on Sunday. Its a
rainy day and she really doesn’t want to
go, but she knows her grandma needs her
help. Beth puts on her rain coat and boots
and goes out to help her grandma.
What was Beths responsibility?
Was she being responsible?
What are some possible consequences (results) of her actions?
4
Dion got a new bike for his birthday
and his parents expected him to take
good care of it. Dion laid his bike down
in the driveway behind his dad’s car and
then ran inside to get a snack. Dions dad
was hurrying out and didn’t see the bike
on the ground behind his car. He backed
over it and crushed the wheel.
What was Dions responsibility?
Was he being responsible?
What are some possible consequences (results) of his actions?
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