Different! Diverse! Dynamic! (K-2)

Unit of 6 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Diverse people
Focus Question 

What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice and kindness? In what ways does diversity make a community stronger? 


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Unit Overview 

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. 

Service Experience 
  They may teach other students the Red Grammer song or share their original songs to spread a message of kindness and respect for the varied talents and experiences of all students.  Learners conduct a needs assessment survey evaluating awareness and plan a project related to greater tolerance, respect and cooperation. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Different! Diverse! Dynamic! (K-2)
Lesson 2 of 6

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.