Learners study the charts they made in the previous lesson to find hero traits related to courage and the classic hero story. They compose a summary line for each real-life hero.
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Students work as a group to create a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of the viability of taking courageous action in a specific difficult situation.
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: The Power of Children
Students form groups based on issue areas on which to base their service-learning projects. They form groups, sign group agreements, delegate tasks, and begin forming their service-learing project proposal. The teacher provides mini-lessons to individuals, as needed,...
Unit: Bully-Free Zone
The students will present skits to illustrate strategies for addressing bullying behavior. They will compose a class pledge against bullying, and may choose to sign the pledge. The students will plan and implement a service project to inform the school community about bullying behavior and...
Students brainstorm a variety of short-term and long-term goals and then they discuss the logistics of carrying out some of the goals. They brainstorm about what resources are needed, what needs would be met, and how they can ensure perseverance in reaching one or more of the goals.
Students explore the meaning of honesty as it relates to playing by the rules and making choices that support the common good. Students discuss and illustrate how people could respond honestly and dishonestly to the same situation. They learn vocabulary related to honesty.