In an effort to make an awesome school year, students draft and share a simple book describing the strengths and needs at the school to challenge everyone to make the school great. They learn the importance of community/social capital by building positive experiences with students of...
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Unit: Book Builders
Unit: My Water, Our Water
Unit: Cinderella Stories (The)
In this lesson, the class compares a Native American version of the Cinderella story with other versions. Students explore the character traits of good and evil characters and discuss the meaning of good character. Students demonstrate what they have learned about fairy tales by writing original...
This lesson introduces children to the understanding that people have different ideas/priorities about how to spend money (or time) as well as the value of money (or time). Students compare ways they would like to spend money (or time), and consider perceptions of money around the world....
Students explore the issue of education as a right that not everyone has access to. Students plan and complete a service project to help expand access to education around the world.
The students volunteer their time at a local soup kitchen. Before the visit, the students gain sensitivity to the people who visit the soup kitchen through discussion and role-playing. After the visit, the students reflect on the experience through writing.
When life is at its most difficult and grief is great, a generous sacrifice can move the spirit toward life again. In these folktales, two Inuits face death with a truly generous spirit.
Through the three Suni folktales, "Mullah in the Turkish Bath," "Mullah’s Miracle" and "Three Fridays," learners analyze the power of folktales in teaching a lesson in generosity and proper behavior.
Learners will analyze what causes someone to make the mistake of fatally misjudging the character of another, even one that is well-known. Such a mistake turns a heroic sacrifice into an unnecessary tragic loss in the folktale "Beth Gellert." In the folktale "Evil Allures, But Good Endures,"...
Unit: Community Clean-Up
Students learn about the goals of Earth Day and identify areas in town that need clean-up or planting. They plan a day of service.
Teach this one-period lesson plan and follow it with a simple and powerful service project ...