Students will list and describe the characteristics of a good citizen relative to democracy.
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The class will read and listen to the retelling of the story Seedfolks, and participate in discussions about the characters in the story and their actions which lead to the creation of a community garden. The students will also journal the thirteen characters in the story identifying...
The purpose of this lesson is to further reflect upon the characters in the story Seedfolks and how the Core Democratic Values/Fundamental beliefs impacted their growth as individuals and as a community.
Learners will read and analyze Buddhist folktales and determine their relevance to everyday life. There are times when the easiest thing one can do is leave and let others deal with a stressful situation. When one stays and works through the tough times, it...
Unit: Philanthropy and You
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
To expose students to literature that reinforces the concept of unconditional kindness and demonstrates the idea that a good deed done for others will come back to you. The story also reinforces the days of the week.
Learners recognize that famous philanthropists started with small acts of kindness before they performed the influential acts that we remember them for. Students define caring through discussion of examples and writing an acrostic.
Unit: Let's Play and Learn
Learners discover that rules are helpful. Rather than being a roadblock, rules can actually help us to avoid problems. Students learn that cooperation skills involve knowing and following (obeying) the rules.