The book, The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart gently illustrates how sharing growing things can be a gift to others and the community. ...
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Unit: Building a Community Garden Santuary
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 6)
The learners break down the steps of decision-making in taking responsibility and apply it to a responsibility that is harder to follow.
Unit: What Respect Means to Me
We all want our schools and other places we gather to feel safe, a place we all can be ourselves. In this lesson, we explore how respecting ourselves and others can promote an inclusive and safe community of belonging.
Unit: No Boundaries
We're all the same in one basic way: We all want other people to understand us. In this lesson, youth learn about needs of differently abled children in their school or community and take a step toward removing barriers. They use the persuasive power of communication to raise awareness of ways to understand and show respect for people with disabilities through a service project.
Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)
In the first lesson, the learners analyzed the meaning of integrity as it reflects being true to themselves and reflecting honestly who they are in their actions. In this lesson, we expand the definition to include being true to oneself and others. ...
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Learners brainstorm universal obstacles to completing tasks and meeting goals.
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 7)
In this lesson the learners discuss a quote about gratitude and consider the relationship between caring and gratitude....
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
In this activity, the learners get character snapshots of several different real-life heroes and look for patterns and lessons they can take away. ...
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 6)
Learners reflect on their experience with performing an act of kindness from the previous lesson. They compare their experience to the message in a folktale, and write about the impact of a single small act of caring.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
The learners read the metaphor drawings of the other groups and copy strong words and phrases that help define trustworthiness. They identify traits of people they know (including themselves) and write a definition of trustworthy.