Intro – 1st Grade – Lamar

Intro to Leadership


In lesson 1, students will be introduced to the definition of Leadership, be introduced to Lamar, and identify situations in which they could be leaders.

In lesson 2, students will work together as a team, follow directions, and realize they all can be leaders.

In lesson 3, students will incorporate their understanding of Leadership into an entry in their Career Journals, as it relates to their future work.


Students will develop self confidence in their ability to be leaders among their peers, and in other life situations by:

  • developing and employing effective interpersonal communication skills and demonstrating empathy
  • creating positive and supportive relationships with peers and adults
  • employing leadership and teamwork skills in diverse groups
  • using effective collaboration and cooperation skills demonstrating social maturity, ethical behavior, and appropriate self-advocacy skills


Leadershipthe ability to use your strengths to help others or yourself in a positive way.


  1. Introduce the definition of Leadership.
  2. Using the Project TEAM House Guide, draw the PT house, indicating the Door.
  3. Introduce Lamar and talk about his leadership abilities.
  4. Have the class stand in a circle.
  5. Have them share times they earned Project TEAM tickets this school year or even exhibited a foundation at home or in the community. As they share, relate the foundation to leadership.
  6. As students share, have them stick their hand out and start or join in a team hand stack (as a sports team would do in a huddle).
  7. Make sure everyone shares. Students can share more than once. They can use both hands, or they can pull their hand out and place it higher on the stack.
  8. When everyone has at least one hand in the stack, you can break by yelling “Project TEAM on 3!”.

Making Foundation Connections

  1. What does Helping Others have in common with Leadership?
  2. Why does a Leader need to be Resilient?
  3. Do leaders make mistakes? Why do they need to make Positive Changes?

20 minutes