The learners will read several folktales related to forgiveness, investigate how compassion is interrelated with forgiveness, and describe challenges to real forgiveness.
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Learners will read and analyze Buddhist folktales and determine their relevance to everyday life. There are times when the easiest thing one can do is leave and let others deal with a stressful situation. When one stays and works through the tough times, it...
Students identify the qualities that make a friend trustworthy and determine whether you can be friends with someone you don't trust.
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
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.
Unit: Philanthropy in Bloom
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...
This lesson guides students to pursue an intergenerational friendship. Through literature, students also recognize the joy of sharing time, talent, and/or treasure—something kind and unexpected–with people about whom they care. Through literature students recognize the richness of developing...
Students analyze the essential qualities of the Core Democratic Values and how these values are evident in relationships and behavior at school and in the community/nation.
Unit: Smiles Change the World
Students discuss friendship, the different kinds of friends, and generate a list of organizations which might help someone find friends. They use their writing skills to develop individual lists of people who have an unmet need for friendship. Using their individually created lists, they...
Unit: How Did We Help?
Students will research the "Society of Friends"/ Quakers and describe how this group promoted the common good. The Quakers pushed for religious freedom and freedom of choice, which are Core Democratic Values. As a group, they formed organizations to promote social...