Introduces the idea of sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources. Exposes students to the concept of tolerance of differences. Increases listening comprehension and the use of critical thinking skills.

This lesson uses fables to explore the idea of kind deeds and helping others in turn, using fables. Reinforces that a kind deed is never wasted and demonstrates that kindness is related to good citizenship. Increases listening comprehension and the use of critical thinking skills.

Introduces the idea of sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources. Increases listening comprehension and the use of critical thinking skills.

This lesson centers on the basic needs and purposes of plants, as well as people. The discussion will include the fact that plants have needs and a purpose, and people have needs and responsibilities.

Students will study the structure, color, texture and smells of flowers and discuss the importance of beauty (is it a want or a need) in their lives. Students will work with a partner to create a flower with a medium of your choice. Students will realize that sharing flowers can be an act of philanthropy. They will use a problem-solving model to collaboratively choose an appropriate site for planting flowers.

Within this lesson, students take volunteer action for the common good by improving the beauty of the community and acting as stewards for the environment. Through reflection, students recognize the benefits of service learning to the giver as well as to the recipient. Students develop a sense of responsibility, a sense of purpose, and build on their self esteem.

This lesson centers around a beautiful piece of literature entitled, Sam and the Lucky Money. The students observe Sam as he makes a difficult decision between what he wants and what he knows is right. The students explore the benefits and costs of giving.

In this lesson, the students will recognize that working together and helping others are worth the effort (opportunity costs) in this Chinese tall tale.  The skills of listening, predicting and explaining are all employed in this lesson.

Based on the telling of Runaway Rice Cake (The), the class writes an innovation from a different perspective. The moral of the story is that when the character gives generously and from the heart, the giver is also rewarded in some way.

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