Selflessness in Community
What is an individual's responsibility to the common good?
The lessons center on The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie de Paola. Children explore the concepts of selflessness and selfishness and consider the effects of their generous actions on others.
We each have gifts we can use to give our lives purpose and make the world better. Using our gifts for the good of others can solve problems, if we take bold and selfless action. Even very young people are capable of the kind of selfless actions that create positive change.
Children look at Comanche art and identify the meaning of symbols. The children create art representing important ideas in their self awareness and social awareness.
The young people reflect upon themselves as community members and use descriptive language to give themselves meaningful names.