In this lesson the learners discuss a quote about gratitude and consider the relationship between caring and gratitude.
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Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 7)
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 8)
Learners reflect on issues that people tend to avoid facing because they are difficult situations. They write an honest reflection on issues they can take action to address.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Learners define perseverance and identify the need to persevere in completing tasks. They will explore obstacles and excuses that deter perseverance.
As a reflection exercise on perseverance, learners illustrate a conversation about perseverance between two people.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 8)
Learners meet in a "round" to discuss issues of fairness and the common good. They explore how downloading music for free affects the common good. They brainstorm other issues of fairness that affect the common good.
Unit: Food for Thought Middle School Unit by the Westminster Schools
To help students understand the challenges of feeding a family a healthy meal on a limited budget.
Unit: Early American Influences
Benjamin Franklin's work was in service to making a better world, and he influenced the nonprofit sector. His book, Poor Richards Almanack, makes connections to the common good through personal virtue and actions. The participants choose quotes to create posters that communicate...
Unit: Opening Our Hearts and Hands to Others (Tzedakah)
Using texts and experiential learning experiences, this lesson emphasizes the reasons why giving tzedakah, or charity, is a fundamental concept in Judaism.
Unit: This Land Is Our Land (Stewardship) (Private-Religious)
This lesson guides students to recognize the importance of taking care of the world by reducing trash. Students will recognize the benefits of recycling and reusing.
Unit: Healthy Food Choices
Students learn about food choices as needs or wants. They read a book and discuss healthy choices. They discuss why is not always good to have everything you want. They discuss the foods we need to have healthy bodies and minds. Students create healthy food choice plates and share them to...