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4-H Leadership - Advanced Learner's Page
For this 4-Hl leadership skill worksheet set, students examine different types of leadership styles. They determine what type of leader they are by completing a questionnaire, determine how they handle conflict, examine service ideas and resources, and determine how to improve their leadership skills.
War and Leadership in Shakespeare’s Henry V
“Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.” “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” These two views of war, embodied in George Patton’s statement and Lorraine Schneider‘s famous 1966 poster, are at the heart of a two-day examination of war and its effects. The packet includes a series of activities that asks class members to ponder the causes and justifications for going to war. They compare different video versions of Henry’s speech (Olivier’s, Brannagh’s, and Hiddleston’s) and analyze how the three interpretations reveal different attitudes toward this subject. The richly detailed plan includes a link to the video segments. A must-have for readers of Henry V, the resource could also be used with any study of war and leadership.
4-H Leadership Skills- Intermediate Activity Page
For this 4-H leadership skill worksheet set, students design a Leadership Coat-of-Arms using the given questions. They examine eight important qualities that leaders need to have and complete a checklist of the leadership qualities that they possess.
Exploring Leadership:Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi
Students examine the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi. In this current events lesson, students read a press release from Burma's leader and discuss the impact the she has had on the people of her nation.
Project Gilgamesh: Gilgamesh and Leadership
Do leaders need to be more moral than followers? Does power corrupt? Can anyone be a leader? Begin a study of leadership with a reading of excerpts from the Epic of Gilgamesh. After examining the ancient Mesopotamian hero, class members “vote with their feet” and agree or disagree with a series of statements about leadership. The ensuing discussion permits learners to examine, like Gilgamesh, the deep aspects of leadership.
Management and Leadership
Learners undertake the study of leadership theory. The skills of being a leader and manager are covered. There is a comprehensive use of real life examples throughout the instructional activity.
Learning about leadership, and different styles can be an important step toward understanding government and local organizations. By participating in a survey to evaluate leadership styles, involving 60 questions, learners get a better idea about what being a leader means.
We want to encourage our young scholars to show leadership in their endeavors. A character-building activity prompts your scholars to design a new strategy or adapt a skill for a sport in your PE class. They are graded according to the rubric provided; half the points come from their self-assessment and the other half from the teacher assessment. The more responsibility you give your students, the more leadership they will show.
Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois: The Problem of Negro Leadership
Students focus on the problem of African American leadership throughout American history. In groups, they research the life and works of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois and how they worked to promote the need for African American leaders. They examine the reasons why Washington's ideas lost followers and DuBois gained followers. To end the instructional activity, they discuss if either man's ideas would be accepted today.
Ka'ianaa'ahu'ulu: A Leader of Hawai'i
Students evaluate leadership traits in 18th century Hawai'i and modern times. In this leadership skills lesson, students identify leadership traits and read the story of Ka’iana. Students monitor the leadership activities of a partner and research another leader to compare with Ka’iana.
Leaders and Followers: What Tango Teaches
What a great metaphor for understanding the qualities that belong to great leaders and followers! Discover the symbiotic relationship that exists in tango partners, with a special focus on how to achieve a stable, graceful performance with engaged followers and creative leadership. While the video focuses on the dance of the tango, the skills and lessons taught can apply to many other subjects, from how to work as partners on a group project, to how to act as good teammates in a sport.
New! How to Start a Movement
This is a quick and fantastic resource that conveys one simple message: have the courage to follow. Derek Silvers presents an event whereby a single, eccentric, dancing man was ultimately joined by a large crowd as a result of what Silvers calls the first follower. Illustrate the underestimated form of leadership that exists as being the first person to follow and offer credibility to a new movement.
Follow the Leader
What are the qualities of a good leader? Of a good follower? A reading of Leo Lionni’s Swimmy launches a discussion of leadership and cooperation. Class members brainstorm how they can be leaders at home and how they can encourage others to do the right thing.
Developing Leadership Skills
Students demonstrate leadership skills and responsible group participation skills during a small group activity. In small groups, students list the leadership skills needed when participating in group activities. They use this list to determine who among the group will act in the leadership role.
What is Youth Leadership?
Students explore characteristics and traits that encompass leadership positions. They participate in a non-competitive moonball game to introduce and experience a leadership situation with minimal direction. They discuss potential leadership roles in various service projects.
Making Congress Work Through Leadership
Learners are introduced to the leadership styles practiced by different leaders in Congress. T
Students identify the main types of leadership styles. They research different theories of leadership and discuss. They participate in scenerios using the information they gathered throughout the lesson.
4-H Leadership & Personal Development Activity Page
In order to create a classroom full of active participants, students need to feel that they are part of the decision-making process. Using this 15 question activity, learners can explore the importance of developing leadership skills.
Students identify positive leadership skills and apply them in everyday scenarios. In this leadership skills lesson, students examine the qualities of poor leaders and good leaders. Students create a leadership poster and write a paragraph about leadership in various situations.
Students discuss the dynamic of working in a group and how good leadership skills can aid in the group process. Students discuss the similarities and differences of their group members and brainstorm ways in which these qualities can help the group be more productive.