In this three-day lesson, students analyze self-esteem in themselves and in fictional and nonfictional characters. They discuss the value of having a positive and realistic image of oneself and set goals for developing self-esteem in self and others by identifying strengths and personal talents/...
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Unit: Community Impact
After comparing and contrasting different cartoons, the learner uses cartooning as a means of public voice about political and social issues. Students create cartoons with their own social or political messages.
Students explore the concept of social responsibility and create art to build connections with “neighbors.”
Students explore their personal experience with stereotypes through an interactive game. They reflect on how it feels to be characterized by first impressions....
Students identify on a map and in discussion the geographic location and culture of their ancestors. They explore reasons that people moved to the U.S. and discuss the importance of keeping their culture, like a mosaic, rather than losing their culture in order to "fit in."
Students interview and write a story about a person in their family or community. They share their stories to celebrate the unique differences in people in the community....
Learners will sponsor Mix It Up Day, a national project to promote diversity within a school environment. Learners will experience roles as private citizens attempting to change behavior.
High school learners will design and present information from their historical narrative projects to other learners (elementary, middle or high school level). Learners will reflect on how the interview experience has affected their attitudes toward the elderly.
Students examine how their personal choices with money and debt affect other people. The group will explore the following question: As consumers, how might the choices we make affect global poverty? The students plan and carry out a service project that advocates for financial responsibility....
The purpose of the lesson is to introduce students to the ways in which cultural groups meet their needs within a community in the past and present.
Note: This lesson also includes some Spanish Standards.