In the story, a child who is unsure about what to do with a new experience learns to cultivate courage, curiosity, and a willingness to try new experiences.
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In “Hey, Little Ant,” a boy comes across an ant and is faced with the choice of squishing the ant or not. This rhyming book explores the very different perpectives of a boy and the ant he is about to squish. They debate the merits of each creature's life through humor and empathy.
Ruby is a creative, adventurous girl who one day finds out that she has a worry. She hides the worry, so it grows and stops her from being her adventurous self. This book guides conversations about worries as something we can be aware of and control.
Introduces the idea of sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources. Exposes students to the concept of recognizing the strength of differences. Increases listening comprehension and the use of critical thinking skills.
SIMPLE SAFE SERVICE
Simple Safe Service activities are designed to spark generous action and youth and family conversations for the good of all.
Philanthropy 101 introduces teens to effective giving and informed critical thinking about community service through readings, research, site visits, and meetings with local leaders.
Gain knowledge, skills, and approaches to help young people understand issues and resources in their communities so that they can make informed, impactful decisions about how they will contribute their time, talent and treasure.
Urban EdVenture was designed as a yearlong service-learning course for all students in the 5th grade.
These activities help youth see the web of communities to which they belong and define what it means to be a member of a community.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty at Westminster...
Discussion of the book The Three Questions guides youth to be aware of people and needs around them and the importance of service as a response to the needs of others.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty at Westminster