The purpose of this lesson is for the students to work cooperatively and recognize behaviors that help them learn. Students will recognize and sort different coins as well as state their face value. They will group coins to make a dollar.

Students will use a decision-making model to decide where to donate their collected money. They will evaluate what is most important to them and list possible choices. Based on the decision-making process, the class will come to consensus on how to spend money earned together.

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

Fairy tales are great stories for helping students work out complicated moral issues in a make-believe context. Found in countries all around the world, the same story plays out in different contexts. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is a Cinderella story from Africa in which kindness, generosity, honesty, and love are rewarded and selfishness is punished. 

Through a shared literature experience, students will gain understanding of a portion of African-American history. They will explore the concepts of slavery, respect, and giving time or talent to improve the lives of others.

To expose students to literature that reinforces the concept of unconditional kindness and demonstrates the idea that a good deed done for others will come back to you. The story also reinforces the days of the week.

Fables teach lessons or morals through animal actions. The exaggerated human-like characteristics of animals make the moral lesson appealing. The story of the Lion and the Mouse illustrates that a kind deed is never wasted and whatever kindness we can do is related to good citizenship.

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.

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