Students look for examples of personal best in a movie about perseverance and discuss the value of working toward personal best even when it is difficult.
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Unit: Growing Our Future
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
The purpose of this lesson is to have students identify the shared gifts in the folktale, "The Drum" and determine their relative value. The students brainstorm gifts they have to give (time, talent, and treasure) and the value these gifts may have to others.
Learners will read and analyze Buddhist folktales and determine their relevance to everyday life. There are times when the easiest thing one can do is leave and let others deal with a stressful situation. When one stays and works through the tough times, it...
This lesson introduces the concept that trees are just one of many elements in nature that are of fundamental importance to our lives. Learners will explore various reasons why we need nature, why we should be stewards of the environment and will be inspired to work harder to protect Mother...
Unit: Grow Involved K-2
To review the idea of philanthropy and community through a Native American legend in which people take action in response to a community need.
Raise learner's awareness and understanding of "homelessness" and difficulties people experience with poverty. The learners discuss the benefits of giving to others and reflect on ways they might address the needs of people living in poverty in their community.
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.”...