Different! Diverse! Dynamic! (3-5)
Students gain awareness of the differences among us and have many opportunities to develop respect and tolerance. Three insightful children’s stories focus on the philanthropy theme of selflessness as part of daily living. The students participate in activities that teach kindness and awareness of challenges and diversity. They will perform dramatic demonstrations of selfishness and selflessness.
To teach children tolerance for differences through the understanding that people grow and develop at different rates.
How can our positive and negative behaviors affect others who we perceive as different from us? Through reflection on the story Thank You, Mr. Falker, students explore empathy and respect for diversity of people and talents. The students relate the definition of philanthropy to the treatment and respect of others. They learn a song and create new songs to share with others their new understanding of these themes.
Learners will use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the stories, Leo, the Late Bloomer and Thank You, Mr. Falker. Learners will examine differences in rate of student development and employ the themes of philanthropy to develop tolerance and respect.
The purpose of this lesson is to reinforce philanthropy concepts through art. Expressions of the senses of touch, sound and smell will have learners demonstrate tolerance for diversity.
To engage students in cooperative learning activities to identify proper procedures for common school activities that promote the common good.
Students will plan a service project for children in their community, celebrating respect through understanding diversity, selflessness and cooperation.