Learners will associate a list of vocabulary words with self-discipline. They will use quotations from author Sandra Cisneros to infer concepts of self-discipline....
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Through a reading of the Australian Aboriginal folktale, The Secret of Dreaming, learners will describe what this creation tale reveals about the culture of the Aboriginals and will explain mankind’s permanent responsibility as caretaker of the land....
All cultures have rules regarding hospitality. In many folktales travelers and those without shelter and food place demands on others for assistance. They sometimes test the limits of hospitality. Learners will define hospitality and discuss its requirements.
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
The purpose of this lesson is to have students identify the shared gifts in the folktale, "The Drum" and determine their relative value. The students brainstorm gifts they have to give (time, talent, and treasure) and the value these gifts may have to 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.
In this lesson, students explore the relative value of items to recognize that what is not valuable to them might be valued by someone else. They collect data related to the traded items in the South Asian Indian folktale "The Drum." They calculate means and averages and create line graphs, stem...
To review the idea of philanthropy and community through a Native American legend in which people take action in response to a community need.
Unit: Grow Involved 3-5
Students listen and respond to a nonfiction literature book The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter. They discuss serving others and working for the good of the community. Students create book covers and donate them to a community organization.
Working with current statistics, youth articulate the repercussions of rainforest destruction and how this destruction may personally affect them if deforestation continues at its present pace....