Students work in small groups to research and present a step-by-step plan to take action to prevent bullying behavior at school. They share their presentations and then select one plan to carry out.
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Unit: Take a Stand on Bullying
Students participate in a read aloud and discussion of what it means to be hungry. They brainstorm ways that they can assist people in the community who are in need of food. They may plan and carry out a food drive, collecting and distributing food donations to a local food pantry. The concepts...
Unit: Watch Me Grow
This lesson is designed to teach children about living things, such as trees and the different types of plants. This will not only help them understand science benchmarks, but will also help them understand more about their service learning project.
The purpose of this lesson is to reinforce philanthropy concepts through art. Expressions of the senses of touch, sound and smell will have learners demonstrate tolerance for diversity.
Students analyze the format and structure of newspaper articles. Then, they rewrite events from literature into news stories about acts of kindness.
Students are introduced to the concept of current events. Current events are placed on a timeline and become a part of their daily routine. This builds a sense of time, chronological order and news events over the course of the school year. Students also become familiar with the purpose of news...
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.
Unit: How About a Hand?
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...
Unit: You Are Uniquely You
In this lesson, the students will learn a little history of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin. They will learn that the artists, especially Van Gogh, were driven by a need to give of themselves to others through art. Students will study the techniques and draw their own portraits. Each student...