The children tell stories about their family memories and the special “memory items” brought from home. (See Lesson One: Traveling Back in Time.) They meet their senior friend in person or through writing and share and compare memories. ...
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Unit: Road Less Traveled
We build empathy and respect for people and giving traditions by listening to stories and traditions of present-day Native Americans. Participants practice listening and taking notes to capture key ideas. ...
This lesson may stand on its own as an introduction to the concept of philanthropy or lead into the unit exploring philanthropy of different geographic traditions. Participants listen to a read-aloud picture book that illustrates the value of giving gifts...
Learners study the charts they made in the previous lesson to find hero traits related to courage and the classic hero story. They compose a summary line for each real-life hero.
The students investigate their perceptions about bullying and its relationship to respect. Students brainstorm ways to promote respect of self and others as individuals and as a class/school.