This lesson will help students identify the attributes of a hero as related to acting for the common good. The students will identify Mother Teresa as a hero for her philanthropic work and highlight examples of her work and character. While written for a Catholic Elementary School, this lesson...
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Unit: Heroes and Their Impact
Students read about the caring work of Mother Teresa. They respond to questions about her work.
Learners get inspiration from the work and words of Mother Teresa about performing small acts of kindness. They select a project and make a plan for carrying out a small act of kindness with a group or individually.
Unit: Earth Connections
The purpose of this lesson is for students to continue to explore the Native-American traditional beliefs of Mother Earth through contemporary Native American writers and to express this concept through Haiku and visual art.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore the concept of the planet earth and our connection to it in the Native American traditional beliefs of “Mother Earth.”
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the concept of the earth as a mother. We look at our connection to the earth and the importance of good stewardship of it through the Native American traditional understanding of “Mother Earth.”...
Unit: Each One, Teach One
Learners write early childhood creative books to present to new mothers or the local school library/media center to be read by very young children. They summarize their observations and feelings in their Learning Logs and reflect on the concepts of philanthropy, stewardship, advocacy,...
Unit: Community Collaboration
Learners come to a consensus about which issue to address. Students play a cooperative game that illustrates the concept of a partnership. Students identify the community organizations available in their neighborhood. With teacher help, learners make a plan for a service-learning project...