Different! Diverse! Dynamic! (K-2)
The purpose of this unit is to increase students’ awareness of the differences among us. Three insightful children’s stories focus on the philanthropy theme of selflessness as part of daily living. The students will participate in activities that teach tolerance, regardless of challenges and diversity.
To teach children tolerance for differences through the understanding that people grow and develop at different rates.
Through listening and reflecting about the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker, students will identify and become sensitive to the negative effects of teasing, bullying and discrimination. The students will employ definitions of philanthropy as related to the treatment and respect for others. This will encourage children to consider the effects of their own behavior when participating in positive or negative behaviors. The students will learn songs and create new songs to share 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.