Sometimes it is wise to follow the advice of others and at other times it will only bring disaster. This lesson examines stories from South Africa, Morocco, and Nigeria and character traits valued in those cultures.
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Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Unit: Cinderella Stories
This lesson introduces the characteristics of fairy tales as a genre. The children explore positive and negative character traits and universal themes in the story of Cinderella. The service plan is introduced in this lesson and carried out over the next weeks.
Unit: Three Chinese Stories
Based on the book The Runaway Rice Cake, the group writes a familiar story 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....
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 6)
A Dr. Seuss story tells about two groups of characters who have no self-respect or respect for others. They analyze the effects of lack of respect and identify ways to demonstrate respect in real-life situations....
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 6)
Learners write an acrostic poem about Dr. King's life and work, focusing particularly on his perseverance. ...
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 8)
In this lesson, the learners define the concept of responsibility through personal reflection and discussion.
Unit: Selflessness in Community
The young people reflect upon themselves as community members and use descriptive language to give themselves meaningful names.
Unit: Poetry of Giving
Youth will use metaphor, simile and personification to create imagery in their writing and recognize philanthropy in poetry. The learners will also become familiar with the poet laureates, Billy Collins and his writing....
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 6)
Learners reflect in writing on one of two quotes about courage. Alternatively, they write about courage they will need to act on an issue in the future.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
Learners do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of taking courageous action in a difficult situation.