Students play a game that involves taking risks and watching out for others. They discuss their feelings in both roles and discuss the role of trust and responsibility in community.
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Students examine ways to address the issue of food insecurity related to their interests and understanding. They brainstorm service projects and use a decision-making model to choose a project. They implement their service project and reflect on their action.
Through listening and reflecting about the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker, students will identify and become sensitive to the negative effects of teasing, bullying and discrimination. The students will employ definitions of philanthropy as related to the treatment and respect for others....
Students read and discuss the folktale "The Drum," a folktale from India. Students determine the central message of selfless giving (giving without expectation of reward) and write and produce a play that communicates that message clearly. They perform it for an appropriate audience.
How can our positive and negative behaviors affect others who we perceive as different from us? Through reflection on the story Thank You, Mr. Falker, students explore empathy and respect for diversity of people and talents. The students relate the definition of philanthropy to the...
Unit: Foundations and You
This lesson introduces or reviews the Core Democratic Values and explores the importance of these values. Students read or listen to The Well, a book set in 1910 in the south. Students analyze what life would be like without the support of these values and rights.
Unit: Us vs. Them
Learners will describe problems of refugee populations around the world and human rights issues related to refugees. They will explain how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child act to protect human rights. Understanding that...
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
Students make drums using different recyclable containers and colorful craft supplies. They write a class story to retell the story of "The Drum." Each student colors a printout of the story to share with a younger child. They decide with whom (for example, a local Head Start preschool...