Using folktales from various American cultures, learners will determine which character traits are valued. They will also debate the advantages of "paying a debt forward" rather than "paying it back." Learners will also determine how stories move from one continent to another based on historical...
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Sometimes it is wise to follow the advice of others and at other times it will only bring disaster. To know when to obey can be the problem. This lesson will focus on stories from South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria and character traits valued in those cultures.
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Fables teach lessons or morals through animal actions. The exaggerated human-like characteristics of animals make the moral lesson appealing. The story of the Lion and the Mouse illustrates that a kind deed is never wasted and whatever kindness we can do is related to good citizenship.
Students will learn how to participate in a needs assessment for their local community.
The learner will experience the process of identifying needs of the community and making decisions based on the urgency of those needs. They will also experience the planning process that occurs when developing steps to alleviate the need....
Unit: How the Cookie Crumbles
This lesson will emphasize that our community in the school is an important part of students' lives and building that community must start with trusting one other student. This lesson gives the students a chance to share their new knowledge of trust and community with other students and also...
Unit: Around the World
Learners will engage in using the five themes of geography to explore the political, geographic, economic and social aspects of the continent of Africa and identified specific nations. They will develop a visual aid for younger learners for...
To learn about the different philosophies of three renowned philanthropists.
Image source: John D. Rockefeller in 1885. From Wikimedia Commons. Original source: Rockefeller Archive Center.