Students will understand the difference between a theme, a moral, and a topic, and to be able to identify the theme of a piece of literature.
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Unit: Real Heroes
This lesson will dramatize an imaginary town meeting using an event that occurred in the book, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. It will emphasize the need to respect the rights of every person in the community regardless of race, creed, gender, or socio-economic class.
Unit: Pilgrim's Progress
Students explore the definition of community as a group coming together for the common good. Students work cooperatively to form rules and compare their rules to the compact made by the Pilgrims before they left the boat.
Through an understanding of the terms, rights and responsibilities, learners will investigate how democracy in the United States makes civic virtue possible. How do people in a democratic state use their right to be responsible citizens by practicing the idea of civic virtue?
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....
Unit: Bully-Free Zone
In this lesson, students learn to identify bullying behavior using two literature books, Mr. Lincoln's Way and The Secret Bully. They compare and contrast two examples of bullying behavior portrayed in the books and create a peer/staff/family survey...
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...