Through listening and reflecting about the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker, students will identify and become sensitive to the negative effects of teasing, bullying and discrimination. The students will employ definitions of philanthropy as related to the treatment and respect for others. This will encourage children to consider the effects of their own behavior when participating in positive or negative behaviors. The students will learn songs and create new songs to share their new understanding of these themes.
Two Sixty-Minute Class Periods (or more if doing the Experiential Component)
The learner will:
Students will present two Red Grammer songs, and songs that they create on their own based on the themes in Thank You, Mr. Falker, for other classes in the school.
a. home b. in your community c. school
a. at home b. in your community c. at school
CHORUS: I THINK YOU’RE WONDERFUL
I think you’re wonderful, when somebody says that to me
I feel wonderful as wonderful can be
It makes me want to say the same thing to somebody too
And by the way I’ve been meaning to say, I think you’re wonderful too.
Possible Lesson Extensions:
Day Two: One class session of 35-45 minutes
CHORUS LYRICS: TEACHING PEACE
Teaching peace all the world around
You and me, every city, every town.
One by one in our words and in our play
We are teaching peace by what we do and what we say.
Day Three: Preparation for service opportunity
Extensions are listed in Day One. See above.
Lesson Developed By:Beth Vasich
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