Passing in Hallways

Objective: Student will manuever through the school hallways avoiding physical contact with others.

Materials Needed:
The Prop Box with costumes
Brainstorm Form
Appropriate Rubric: One for each student to complete during each role play. To download the student rubric, click here

The Lesson:

Introduction: Walking in a crowded hallway is much like driving a car in traffic
Rules for Passing in Hallways.
Brainstorm: Students fill out "Brainstorm" Handout with their ideas about when and where people have to pass each other in confined spaces.
Solicit: Gather the students' ideas about possible rules.
Model the Behavior using the rules you've agreed upon.
1. Think of yourself as driving a car. Pass to the person’s left.
2. Leave room between you so you don’t make physical contact.
3. If someone is in your way, say, “excuse me” and ask, “May I get by?”
4. If you accidentally make contact, say, “Excuse me.”
5. If the person is familiar, make eye contact and greet them.
Role Play: Have two or three students role play passing in the hall. You may want to have a cooky character as part of your cast. Students complete rubrics.
Extension activities: Supervise the students walking the ahlls on their way to lunch.

Rubric for the Role Plays

Student (Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________

Date: _____________________
Observer's Name:___________________________________________

Social Skill: ___________________________________

Observations: No Yes
Did the student think of himself as driving a car? Pass to the person’s left?
Did the student leave enough room to avoid making physical contact?    
Did the student say, “excuse me” and ask, “May I get by?”    
If the student accidentally made contact, did the student say, “Excuse me?”    
If the person was familiar, did the student make eye contact and greet them?    
Score or Points