Students prepare a one-minute speech about themselves using an object as a device to share a story and help others remember their name and something about them.
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Unit: Teamwork: Unit One of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
Play a fast-paced game to practice saying names. Discuss the importance of using names.
Unit: Cultural Competence
Our communities may have people from many cultures and there may be many different languages spoken. Sparked by a playful video of kids teaching other kids their languages, we explore the languages represented in our communities.
Unit: Selflessness in Community
The young people reflect upon themselves as community members and use descriptive language to give themselves meaningful names.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 6)
Learners write an acrostic poem using the letters of their name to communicate their trustworthy nature.
Unit: Global Education: Why Learn?
Through discussion and a game, children identify the value of education to individuals and the community.
Unit: Foundations: Unit Two of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
What is the value of a name? Students discuss the meaning and purpose that is communicated in the name of an organization and the names of people.
Unit: We Are Guardians of the Earth (Private-Religious)
It would seem that contradictions abound in the Bible! Finding interpretations that allow these contradicting texts to coexist is both a traditional religious concern and a contemporary dynamic enterprise. It is also a pursuit that will determine how one comes to understand the role of Biblical...
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
The purpose of this lesson is to have the children identify the value of the gifts in the folktale "The Drum." They brainstorm gifts they have to give (time, talent, and treasure) and the value these gifts may have to others.
Unit: Sharing and Caring Across Generations
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.