The Barbarian's Creative Library Store brings you a lesson plan and hand out for Grades 5 - 8 on dealing with relationships and who to trust. It also includes an IT element teaching students how to make an Avatar and also a QR Code. It can also be used as an introduction to library research skills.
Students are asked to think of a celebrity they admire and then someone they would describe as their best friend. The hand out asks the students to research information about friendship and then to use this to evaluate their relationship to the celebrity or the best friend. Based on this they select who they would choose to spend the day with.
Once they have made their choice the second page of the hand out guides them to making and Avatar and a QR Code which will reveal their answer.
This is a fun lesson which works on a number of levels and which enables students to think more deeply about what makes a friendship important. I have used it as a starter lesson for moving on to internet safety.