To introduce the concept of the common good, and to explore the characteristics of everyday heroes who work for the common good.
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Unit: How About a Hand?
Students will hear a story that illustrates how a big sister feels about her baby brother. Lilly doesn't like her baby brother because he smells bad and isn't the playmate she thought he would be. She does everything in her creative power to ruin him. In the end, when a cousin agrees with Lilly...
Students will be exposed to literature that illustrates the concept that natural and human characteristics can be expressions of cultural uniqueness. This book also illustrates that although we have differences, we are also very similar. Dwelling on differences...
Students will identify jobs according to their sector of the economy and describe four important character traits, including the role they play in our communication styles.
Through literature, students see a garden as a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They show environmental responsibility by sharing a garden within a community.
Unit: Phil's Garden of Good
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
In this lesson, students define "pay it forward" and watch a movie (or movie clips) from the movie Pay it Forward. They compare the concept of paying it forward (serial reciprocity) with the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Then they brainstorm issues and campaigns they can address to...